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Lacrosse, netball, athletics, tennis and swimming are our five major competitive sports. These are taught to all girls during curriculum PE from L4 to L5 (year 7 to year 9) and as an option from M5 (year 10) and up. We run four teams per year group for year 7 to year 9, three teams for year 10 and up to four senior teams. We have regular fixtures with other schools. Many girls represent their county and region with a handful of girls training with national development programmes. Inter-house and inter-form competitions are also organised to give everyone an opportunity to play in a competitive environment.
All girls participate in lacrosse training for 2 hours a week. There is also an additional 30 minutes training per week for goal-keepers, elite players and senior captain's practice.
St Swithun's achieves a high standard in lacrosse and regularly gains top positions in regional rallies and tournaments. Kate Nelson-Lee is the St Swithun's head of lacrosse.
Tennis is a very popular sport at St Swithun's. Coach Paul Boyd-Leslie is LTA level 3 qualified coach and RPT level 3 qualified coach (Spanish version of the LTA).
Squads and teams are entered into various county and national tournaments throughout the year from county Aegon to the national event at Eaton School. Winter and summer leagues are also entered.
The school takes a number of girls to the Wimbledon lawn tennis championships in the summer and the O2 series final event in November. We also run a tennis tour to Barcelona every other year in the October half term and between 16-20 girls participate. Paul also runs regular private tennis coaching lessons and workshops in the school holidays.
Gymnastics, dance and rounders are also taught during curriculum PE from year 7 to year 9 and as an option for the older year groups. We also offer lunch time and after school clubs for girls with a keen interest in these activities.
Gymnastics & Trampolining
An hour a week gymnastics tuition is on offer from PE teacher and senior gymnastics coach Patricia Francis. Regional recreational competitions are entered when on offer and there is usually at least one a year.
Patricia is also a club coach for trampolining and offers 2.5 hours per week tuition to girls across different year groups.
All girls also have the opportunity to take part in the following:
Other sports at St Swithun's
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