Lucton has an excellent reputation for swimming and whilst some come to Lucton with very little experience in the water, we also attract competitive swimmers specifically because of the programme we offer. We are fortunate to have our own indoor heated swimming pool located next to the senior boarding house, which was officially opened by the Duke of Wessex. All children from Transition to Year 8 have the opportunity to swim twice a week throughout the school year as part of their curriculum, whilst older students also have regular access to the pool.
All students are taught by Swim England qualified teachers, and PE teachers with elite swimming backgrounds, and as a result our pupils make exceptional progress and are able to take part in many events, from inter-house galas to national competitions, throughout the year.
For many of our swimmers, the annual highlight is the Independent Schools Association (ISA) National Swimming Finals, held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Every year, our strongest swimmers are entered into a regional heat where they compete with swimmers from many other schools for a chance to represent the West Midlands region in the finals. Not only do our students regularly accomplish the accolade of reaching the finals, they often achieve medals as well.
The swimming programme also plays an important part in the children’s involvement and success in multi-sport events. Lucton are currently ISA National Triathlon Boys’ Champions, Midlands Champions in both Aquathlon and Triathlon and Herefordshire Schools Champions in Aquathlon.