“Nearly every child swims for their house team and the enthusiastic vocal support from parents and competitors is always deafening!”
Swimming at King's Hall
Our outdoor heated pool provides a popular facility amongst our children for the learning of swimming techniques, personal survival, and life-saving skills in the Summer Term. Matches against local schools take place at King's College in the indoor 25-metre pool, but we still have some matches for the younger children in our outdoor pool. The inter-house swimming competition at King's College takes place at the end of the Summer Term and is the highlight of the swimming fixture list. Nearly every child swims for their house team and the enthusiastic vocal support from parents and competitors is always deafening!
Swimming is offered as part of PE and our Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children each have a half term of swimming at King’s College. Swimming staff work across both schools, and are able to spend more time at King's Hall during the Summer Term.
Squad Swimming & Additional Training
On Monday afternoons, there is an opportunity for those who wish to further their swimming to take part in squad swim training. This takes place at King’s College and is coached by Miss Lyndsey Hollands, the Head of Swimming at King’s College.
From September 2019, we have an exciting opportunity for any children serious about competitive swimming to take part in extra training at King’s College. An additional squad training session will take place each Saturday at 12:30 - 2:00pm alongside our older squad swimmers from King’s College. To register for these sessions, please contact: LMHollands@kings-taunton.co.uk.
Community Swimming & Aquatics
Our younger swimmers receive extra tuition throughout the year by attending the King's Community Swimming and Aquatics programme. Their training sessions takes place at King's College on Saturday mornings. It is very well attended and acts as a huge teaching boost to the PE swimming lessons at school in the Summer Term. All boarders have a recreational swim on Monday evenings at King's College along with squad training, and Taunton Swimming Club provide specialist coaching and training throughout the year to our more experienced swimmers.