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Robin Brew

After almost forty years’ association with Mount Kelly, originally as a pupil and then as Director of Swimming, Robin Brew has decided to explore opportunities beyond Mount Kelly following the National Championships in Sheffield this summer.

During his time as Director of Swimming the programme has experienced unprecedented growth and significant success both nationally and internationally. Robin has been an inspirational and widely admired coach whose commitment to Mount Kelly swimming has been unquestioned, and he was central to the success of the Olympic Legacy Pool project. His personal dynamism and unwavering belief in what Mount Kelly could become brought a project that many believed would not see the light of day to a successful conclusion, and he has inspired generations of Mount Kelly swimmers. The respect and affection in which he is held by many current and former swimmers is a testament to everything that he has achieved during his long association with the School.

Our world class coaching team, together with the truly inspirational young people who come to swim here, will continue to build on Mount Kelly’s international reputation as one of the best schools for swimming in the UK.

The process of recruiting a new Director of Swimming is already underway, and the successful candidate will start with us in September 2018.


A new chapter of performance excellence begins…

Mount Kelly Swimming has for more than 35 years helped develop, coach and educate some of the finest swimmers in the country. During this time we have produced more than 60 International Swimmers, of which, 19 competed at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, winning 6 Olympic and 9 Commonwealth medals respectively. Our track record in Para Swimming is equally impressive with a total of 5 Paralympic medals in Beijing and a further 5 at the 2012 Games in London. In the 2013/2014 season Hannah Russell broke no less than 6 IPC World Records.

Mount Kelly Swimming provides the very best solution for combining excellence in swimming performance and a fully integrated academic programme.

Mount Kelly Swimming will provide a launch pad for swimmers toward national and international representation and for some European, World and Olympic Games. It is our intention to provide the best possible preparation for talented athletes who are looking to work hard and immerse themselves physically, mentally and academically in our exciting and unique swimming programme on offer for talented swimmers aged 8-18 years.

We have many exciting opportunities and resources in development. We recently built an 8 lane, 50 metre Olympic Legacy Swimming Pool which was opened in September 2016.

If you would like to find out more about the Programme or apply for a place at Mount Kelly please come and visit us; this can be arranged via the Admissions Department:

01822 813193 or email

You may also wish to complete our on-line Swimming Assessment Form

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