Swimming Specialism at LeAF Studio School

What is LeAF Studio School?

LeAF Studio School is the first secondary school (Year 9 – 13) in the country to be awarded TASS Dual Career Accreditation, along with being the first school in the UK to be accepted onto the European Network of Sport Schools in March 2020. The Sport Specialism aims to provide our students with practical experience in specialism training, alongside their academic studies for future careers within the sports industry.

What Provision is in place for Swimmers at LeAF Studio School?

All swimmers will receive Strength and Conditioning (S&C) as part of their school day within their standard timetabled lessons. Students will also receive land based and pool based technical sessions, with the later situated at Talbot Heath School with Poole SC’s Barry Alldrick as the lead coach.

Students will be placed on one of the four tiers: High Performance, Performance, Development or Enrichment, depending on their level of competition outside of school.

All students are subject to regular physical testing to best inform the S&C coaches to program sessions specific to an athlete’s specific area(s) of weakness.

Students can opt into nutritional and psychological workshops with those at a higher level of performance receiving a more tailored programme specific to their level of competition and aspirational goals.

Any student that requires a period of time away from school for competitions and extended training camps will be considered on an individual basis, with remote learning and assignments to be completed.

For more information please take a look at the LeAF Studio School’s Sport Specialism Prospectus

What is the application process?

To apply for a place at LeAF Studio’s Swimming Specialism, please go to https://www.leafstudio.co.uk/curriculum/athlete-academy/application-process/. Following receipt of the application form, all athletes will be invited to a performance assessment day to feedback on the suitability for our provision for each student.