The School has an indoor heated 25m swimming pool with a viewing gallery around the pool for spectators. Each pupil will take part in swimming lessons as part of their PE provision in the Prep School. Pupils will learn stroke technique, starts and turns and aquatic skills. For some extra tuition, Years 4-5 can swim on a Tuesday after school, Years 6 -8 of all abilities can swim on Thursday after school and extra lessons are held on Saturday mornings for Years 3-5.
Dean Close Prep Swim team training is held on a Monday and Tuesday morning and Thursdays after school, for various ages. Here we focus a little more on fitness, endurance and speed. Those selected swimmers then compete in inter-school galas throughout the year. We also attend qualifying heats for the IAPS National Finals held at the London Aquatic Centre and in 2019, 2 relay teams and 3 individuals qualified for this event.
During the Lent term we also hold an Inter-House gala, which is always a great event and encourages a large percentage of the school to participate.
Director of Swimming: Kelly Long
Prep Swim Co-ordinator: Julie Moss