Young swimmers went above expectations in last week’s World School Swim Championships in London, with many leaving with performances they can be immensely proud of. Schools from around the globe took part in the two-day swimming competition on the international stage at the state-of-the art London Aquatics Centre. 35 schools from 11 countries (including three continents) made the trip to the home of the 2012 London Olympics at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Before the fun began in the pool, a special guest joined the students last Friday to provide a motivational story of her successful swimming career. Former Team GB breaststroke competitor and two-time Olympian Molly Renshaw spoke with the young swimmers about her experiences as a young athlete on the world stage. At the age of just 14 Molly made her debut at the World Championships - with many students of a similar age in the room her knowledge and tips were
It’s almost here! The World School Swim Championships 2023 are set to take place this weekend at the London Aquatic Centre! Schools from around the globe will make the adventurous trek to historical England to make a splash in a variety of swimming events. There will be no shortage of countries represented at the games, as over 30 schools from more than 10 different countries will be taking part in this weekend's events. The highly anticipated opening ceremony kicks off the swim festivities this Friday with a special guest. It's then time on Saturday and Sunday for pupils to dip in the same pool Olympians from the London Olympics 2012 swam in. We are proud to partner with Gulf Youth Sport (GYS) for this year's games. The media organisation will be following Middle East schools throughout the entertaining weekend of sport by taking pictures throughout the event. You can view all the latest pictures
The World School Games Event Series is delighted to confirm the return of The World School Swim Championships in 2023. The event will once again take place at the iconic London Aquatics Centre, the venue for the 2012 Olympic Games. The key information for the event is as follows: Dates: 12-14 May 2023Venue: London Aquatics CentreAge groups: U11, U13, U15 & U19 Boys & Girls To register your interest in attending in 2023 click here.
The inaugural World School Swim Championships took place at the London Aquatics Centre last weekend (21st & 22nd May) as hundreds of young swimmers made their long-awaited return to large-scale school sports events. Schools from across the UK and Dubai travelled to the London 2012 Olympic pool to test themselves on the world stage in front of family, friends and fellow student athletes. The competition took place over two days with U11 – U17 students eligible to take part. Former Olympic swimmer Ross Davenport was on hand ahead of the event to provide some of the schools with a masterclass, giving the students the chance to find out what it takes to make it in the pool and pose for pictures with Davenport’s Commonwealth Games gold medals. Speaking before the event Davenport said: "It is an honour to be back at the scene of one of my proudest moments in swimming, representing Team
Team GB Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Ross Davenport was today unveiled as the official ambassador for The World School Swim Championships 2022. The inaugural event will take place at London Aquatics Centre, the home of swimming at the 2012 Olympic Games, on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May. It is the latest expansion of The World School Games event series, which provides opportunities across the globe for school athletes to compete in world class sporting facilities, with other host cities including Abu Dhabi, Barcelona and Dubai. Davenport said: "It is an honour to be back at the scene of one of my proudest moments in swimming, representing Team GB on home soil at the Olympic Games in 2012. It is an incredible opportunity for these young student athletes to compete at these facilities against other schools from across the globe. Events like this are so important to young people both
Ahead of the World School Swim Championships, we spoke to Team GB's Olympic medallist Jo Jackson about the exciting opportunity available for young swimmers across the globe. Here's what she had to say