Launch of London Roar Academy

CWSC Membership

CWSC are extremely proud to announce the launch of the London Roar Academy.

Sitting at the top of our performance pathway, the LRA is something our swimmers and coaches can strive to be part of.

The LRA aims to be inclusive and is open to London’s top performing swimmers. It will be great to get the fastest swimmers in London working and training together regularly. An initiative like no other, associated to the International Swimming League's London Roar team, it’s certainly something to be excited about! Other London clubs currently involved are Hackney Aquatics, Greenwich Royals and Anaconda.



London Roar, one of the founding teams of the International Swimming League, is excited to announce the launch of a new Swimming Academy. The London Roar Academy (LRA) is a collaborative initiative set up in the heart of London to maximise developmental opportunities for participating clubs and their members.

At the core of the Academy’s ethos is the collective desire of member clubs to join forces, working in a more streamlined, targeted and cost-effective manner by sharing their resources and experiences to increase the opportunities available for swimmers at all levels. Ultimately, increasing the talent pool across London and providing the foundation programme for the London Roar team.

Konstantin Grigorishin, founder of the ISL, is excited about the launch of the Academy: “The ISL is delighted to see this Academy launched in London. Our goal is to establish junior swim leagues in nations across the world. I look forward to seeing the London Roar Academy develop many future ISL champions”

Commenting on the launch, London Roar’s General Manager Rob Woodhouse said: “The launch of the revolutionary International Swimming League in 2019 marked a turning point for the sport and, as the ISL prepares for Season 3 later this year, the creation of the London Roar Academy recognises the importance of investing in and supporting swimming from its grass roots. I believe this Academy will help attract young Londoners into the sport and I hope that we will see some of these swimmers in future ISL seasons. We look forward to supporting their journey.”

Launching with four London based clubs initially – Chelsea, Hackney, Greenwich and Anaconda - the London Roar Academy will be expanding over the coming months and welcomes interest from other clubs as it establishes itself as a London-wide performance squad built on the foundation of strong and successful home club programmes.

Lisa Bates, Director of Swimming at Chelsea & Westminster Swimming Club believes the Academy will bring exciting new opportunities for Club swimmers: “The ISL brought an innovative dimension to our sport, with London Roar being one of the founding members. In sync with the senior team, proudly, the London Roar Academy will elevate training and racing opportunities for swimmers and coaches across London. The network is open to all London clubs and aims to unite the capital's top performing swimmers through training, racing and hosting camps and competitions together.”

Olympian and World Champion Adam Peaty MBE, member of the London Roar, said: “The launch of the London Roar Academy is really exciting and a great opportunity for these club swimmers to develop their swimming and have fun whilst improving their skills by training together. One of the best things about the ISL for me has been the opportunity to train and compete alongside some of the greatest swimmers in the world and our team spirit has always been second to none. I think it’s a great development for ISL, and swimming.”

The LRA vision is to create a sustainable legacy across London, open to all, focusing on enhanced performance, coaching, collaboration and participation.