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The Royal School Swimming Team caters for swimmers fresh out of our amazing Learn to Swim Programme and from local swimming clubs. The process is as simple as visiting the website to make contact and we can start your exciting journey with the RWS Swim Team.

Once part of the team, swimmers receive bespoke individual coaching in technique, speed and fitness while having fun, making friends and developing life skills.

We have three squads:

Academy (for swimmers 6-11 years old) Young swimmers in this squad compete in Club Championships, League Galas and the County Championships.

National Development Squad (for swimmers 10-16) Swimmers in this squad compete in the County Championships, Regional Championships and the Home Nations Championships.

Elite Squad (for swimmers 12-20) Swimmers in this squad compete in the Home Nations Championships, British Summer Championships and International Events for their country.

Recent success:

European Champion! 

Matt Richards smashed the British record with a stunning 100m Freestyle performance to win GB’s first gold of the 2019 European Junior Swimming Championships.

After impressing in qualifying, the 16 year old went where no one has been before as he powered his way through 100m to stop the clock in 48.88, to win by a clear margin and to lower his British Age Group Record in the process.

International Swimming League Selections! 

RWSSC Head Coach Marc Spackman and Royal School pupil Matthew Richards have taken part in the incredible second season of the International Swimming League in Budapest, Hungary. The racing recently filled the hole of no swimming competitions this year, and gave swimming fans and the World’s top swimmers and coaches from across the globe an opportunity to feel excited again in a tough year for everyone, particularly swimming.

The International Swimming League is an annual professional swimming league, established in 2019. It features a team-based competition format with fast-paced race sessions with big prize money on offer.

If you are interested in finding out more about our amazing Swimming Club and how to get involved, please get in touch with Head Coach- Marc Spackman 

As everyone knows, the Club has suffered as a result of the pool closure, and even when we were able to re-open, we weren’t in a position to have our coaching team back to full capacity for longer than one day!  Our reserves have taken a hit, and we no longer have the cushion we had before to purchase the equipment that we had planned.

We have now started a Crowdfunding page ( The project is being reviewed by Sports England and with enough support, we are hopeful that they will match or partly match what we can raise.   We would also ask if you could share to your friends, family and wider circle.


Flexibility – we have packages available for flexi boarding which might suit busy families where both parents work late or where parents may want some time away.

3 night stays mid-week for £135

3 night weekend stay which includes an activity for £155

Single night £55

Routine – structured evenings including a supervised prep, evening activities and a good bedtime routine ensuring our boarders are well rested for the next day.

Enrichment – our boarding houses are incredibly diverse and act as an opportunity for boarders to experience cultures from all around the world. The nurturing environment helps them develop socially and helps prepare them for life after school.

Family – We have a strong family ethos here at The Royal School, strengthened by our fantastic and experienced staff and their own families including our much-loved Harry (4) and Thomas (1) who have all the boarders in the palm of their hands.

To find out more contact admissions