Repton Swimming successfully gained Swim England Swim Mark status in August of this year, the recognised kitemark of approval for swimming clubs in the UK, and now, under the expert guidance of double Olympian Scott Talbot, 11 Repton pupils have been selected onto various national performance pathways.  

The swimmers have been selected for the national development pathways due to their performances in both The Swim England Festival of Swimming and virtual Level X evetns, held through 2021. Arabella G, Cameron J, Fenella W, Finn C and Charlie J will join the Swim England Development Programme, and Josh B, Leo P and Hettie D’A will be part of the Swim England National Event Camp Programme. Sarah H joins the Scottish Swimming National Youth Academy.  

Repton is also proud to be supporting Hannah B as she undertakes the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) for swimming. The industry-leading programme is tailored to individual athletes and their respective disciplines, providing them with the key knowledge and skills to become a high-performance international athlete. Past alumni of the programme include reigning World and Olympic Champion Adam Peaty.  

Repton’s Director of Swimming, Scott Talbot, has congratulated pupils on their achievements saying: “Our swimmers have really applied themselves throughout the last year and have demonstrated the dedication and consistency required for both training and their academic work. They are true, committed athletes and have shown a great deal of resilience.” 

Repton Swimming Club continues to have great success in the arena with a positive appearance in Birmingham over the October half term. Competing in the City of Birmingham Level 2 Meet, 58 swimmers were entered into their respective classes with numerous winners and podium finishes. The competition culminated in Repton Swimming Club being awarded the cup for Top Visiting Club.