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Performance Swimming

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

Mount Kelly Swimming, founded in 1978, has helped coach, educate and develop some of the finest swimmers in the country. During this time, we have produced more than 80 International Swimmers, 28 of whom have competed at Olympic and Commonwealth Games, winning a total of five Olympic and nine Commonwealth medals. Our track record in Para Swimming is equally impressive winning five Paralympic medals at the 2008 Games in Beijing, five at the 2012 Games in London and seven at the 2016 Games in Rio.

Since the arrival of our 50m Olympic Legacy Pool in September 2016, Mount Kelly has seen unprecedented growth and success at all levels, the pinnacle of which was winning the highly prestigious National Arena League Cup Final on our debut appearance in March 2020.

2019 was also a highly successful season in which our pupils won 16 medals at the British Summer Championships, 26 medals at the Home Nation Summer Nationals, 17 medals at the Swim England National Winter Meet as well as enjoying huge international success.

Following his bronze medal in the 200m Butterfly at the 2018 European Championships, Federico Burdisso went on to finish in 4th place at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships held in Gwangju, in addition to winning numerous medals at the 2019 World Junior Championships in Budapest. Oliver Taverner and Harry Noble were both selected to represent Great Britain at the 2019 European Junior Championships held in Kazan, and Gaurika Singh and Adewole Adekoya attended the World Championships and World Junior Championships receptively for their home nations.

Mount Kelly Swimming offers a launch pad for swimmers who are aiming for national and international representation including 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 for talented swimmers aged 8-18 years.

We have an incredibly experienced and dynamic coaching team and would strongly advise any swimmer wanting to find out more information about swimming at Mount Kelly to make contact with our Admissions team.

01822 813193 or email


You may also wish to complete the Swim Squad Application Form on the Swimming Awards page:

Swimming Awards

Our Vision

Mount Kelly Swimming plays a fundamental part in the success of the School which, in turn, is fully committed to the development and progress of the Programme. We aim to nurture young talent and support them as they follow the British Swimming and Swim England pathways. Swimming teaches self-discipline, team work, leadership, communication and resilience – all of which are important to a full and rounded education.

Alongside this we aim to foster a love of training and develop life-long habits to sustain and motivate our elite performers so that they continue to train and compete long after they have left the School.

Mount Kelly Swimming Prospectus 2020

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