Swimming

With a 25 metre, six lane competition pool, as well as a 10m beginners pool, Cranleigh pupils have every opportunity to become competent swimmers.

The swim programme is run by Arabian Swim Academy who have a team of experts on-site full time. Swimming here is not just about competitive strokes. It’s about developing a range of skills in personal survival, water safety and basic rescue. Personal aquatic survival skills include: sculling, treading water, floating, safe entry, clothed swimming survival techniques, the use of devices to assist rescue and basic swimming techniques. In addition, through our co-curricular programme, pupils have the opportunity to learn lifesaving and also water polo.

All Cranleighans, including our youngest FS1 pupils, have the opportunity swim as part of the regular PE timetable. There are further opportunities for competitive swimmers with the most passionate pupils joining swim squad trainings two to three times a week before the school day begins.

Cranleigh has made its mark on the inter-school swimming gala scene, regularly featuring at the top of the league in both Junior and Senior sections. Keen swimmers have opportunities to compete beyond the inter school galas through a number of more challenging events including the exciting Emirates Palace Aquathalon.