Swimming Scholarships at Loughborough
Loughborough University Swimming is the country’s leading swim programme, and one of the finest teams in the world. We offer an exciting environment where swimmers can swim fast, gain a prestigious degree and enjoy the experience. Loughborough has an outstanding track record in supporting student athletes and the swim programme has a strong tradition of excellence which stretches back many years. We are well versed in helping people maximise their potential, both in and out of the pool. The vibrant and positive team atmosphere is apparent to all, every swimmer is important to the team.
Each year Loughborough University invests over a million pounds in performance sport, and a million pounds in facility use for students. Thanks to this investment, all squad members receive expert coaching, access to our world class facilities, heavily discounted Powerbase membership, strength and conditioning training, sports science and sports medicine support.
We have had swimmers from all over the world, and have produced a host of British, Commonwealth, European, World Student Games and World medallists, and our swimmers have set numerous World, European, Commonwealth, British, English, Welsh, Scottish & Irish Records. We have been the British Universities National Champions for over 20 years.
Swimmers can access 6 squads (including British Swimming’s High Performance Squads) under the direction of six full-time professional coaches and several assistant coaches. The staff are well qualified and highly experienced with varied coaching styles.
In addition to the support we offer to all members of our squads, sports scholarships offer financial support to help the most talented athletes balance their finances. Three levels of scholarship are available:
Tier 1 offers between £2,000 and £3,500, plus Powerbase and AU Club membership (worth around a further £250). To be considered for this level of support, applicants would need to have gained a time within 1% of the FINA A Olympic qualification time. We would look to offer up to £5,000 for exceptional candidates.
Tier 2 offers between £1,000 and £2,000, plus Powerbase and AU Club membership (worth around a further £250). To be considered for this level of support, applicants would need to have gained a time within 2% of the FINA A Olympic qualification time.
Tier 3 offers between £500 and £1,000, plus Powerbase and AU Club membership (worth around a further £250). To be considered for this level of support, applicants would need to have gained a time within 3% of the FINA A Olympic qualification time.
The above criteria are a guide only. Reaching these levels is not a guarantee that an application will be successful, and naturally we reserve the right to amend the criteria at any time. An applicants’ attitude and commitment to Loughborough Sport is also taken in account.
For more information about swimming please contact
Steve Bayley, Lead Swimming Coach & Programme Manager, Sports Development Centre
For more information about swimming sports scholarships please contact:
Ruth Goodfield, Sports Scholarship Manager, Sports Development Centre
firstname.lastname@example.org; 01509 226108
A sports scholarship application form for 2015-16 can be found on the Scholarship website. Click here