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Performance Centres

If you are considering going to university but are also passionate about progressing in your training, then our new Performance Centre partnerships could be just the answer.

The Swim England Talent team have created six Performance Centres for swimming in England. Each centre provides a unique partnership between a respected university and a high performance swimming club to help you achieve both in academic study and in your swimming career.

How a Performance Centre works

Their aim is to combine your study and training needs into a seamless pathway to make it easy for you to do both.

Our university partners will tailor your course provision to offer:

  • flexible timetabling
  • sympathetic entry standards
  • science and medicine support
  • appropriate performance facilities
  • professional coaching
  • The potential for bursaries and or scholarships

Our club partners offer performance training and are SwimMark accredited.

The Swim England Talent Team supports each training partner to ensure their environments are athlete-centred and coaching philosophies are aligned with British Swimming.

Which option is right for me?

We encourage you to talk to your coach and your parents and compare a range of higher education, university and club options.

Attending open days is a great way to get a feel for the different sites, and you can visit their web sites or contact them directly for further information.

Click or tap the image below to see how the Swim England Swimming Performance Centres fit into the Swim England Talent Pathway.

Swimming journey. How to choose a swimming performance centre

About our Performance Centres

The centres are located in High Wycombe, Leeds, Guildford, Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield.

Find out more about each centre’s offer below or download the brochure for details on all six centres.