Taunton School has a long tradition of producing some excellent swimmers over recent years, with many attending both the British and National Championships. Our swimmers are able to access training sessions throughout the year, although the main fixture list occurs in the Summer term.


Swim Squad training happens throughout the year.

  • Senior Games sessions on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Monday evening after school: 4.00-5.00pm
  • Each morning before school from 7.15-8.00am
  • Specific fitness and strength and conditioning programmes created for each swimmer
  • Access to the Performance Programme sessions


The school competes in a regular competition throughout the Summer term against the local schools within the county and the region. We enter the ESSA National Relay Competition and support students within the school who compete regularly for both Taunton Deane in galas, county, regional and national competitions.

External Links

We work in partnership with Taunton Deane Swimming Club to create a swimming programme that caters for all abilities and enables students to have an elite pathway within the school programme. We employ Graham Davidson as our Head Swim Coach at the School, who is also the Head Coach with Taunton Deane Swimming Club. The School and the Club have a strong partnership and work together on the programme, which enables elite swimmers to utilise both the school and club programme to generate their individual training programmes.


Head Swim Coach – Mr Graham Davidson

Head of Swimming- Miss Lisa Manley