Swimming is open to all pupils as a competitive and afternoon option as well as being an integrated part of P.E. lessons.


Marlborough College has its own superb, eight lane, 25-metre competition pool which is amongst the best in the South West of the country.

The ability to raise the pool floor at one end gives flexibility to the teaching and training environment.

The Omega electronic timing system provides excellent precision and instant results to close races.


Inter-school and inter-house competitions take place throughout the school year which culminates with the Bath Cup Competition at the Olympic Pool in London. Recent OM’s like Juliet Cassini have competed successfully at international level, with Jason and David Dunford competing at the highest swimming level in the USA at Stanford University and also internationally at the Commonwealth Games in 2006 and 2010 (Jason Dunford winning 50m butterfly gold medal), World Swimming Championship in 2007 and the Beijing Olympics in 2008 (Jason placed 5th in the 100m butterfly final after breaking the Olympic record in the heats) and London 2012.


Master in charge and Swimming Coach:
P J O’ Sullivan (GB international 1982-1992, including 1990 Commonwealth Games, 1989 European Champs, 1991 World Uni Games – GB mens swimming team captain)

Swimming Coach:
A Hicks (ASA Level 2)

Assistant Coaches:
A D’Angelo, M Sandall and D Roberts