Oundle School boasts a long course deck level pool with competitive racing lanes and diving blocks. Swimming is available as a non-competitive activity for all pupils whatever their ability, and is a popular option, with around 80 pupils choosing the sport during the Summer Term.
Water polo is also a sports option in the Lent Term, but we maintain water polo all year round by encouraging the swimming squad members to get involved. This helps improve their fitness and encourage team spirit.
The competitive season runs through two Terms with competitions for all age groups. For the last five years Oundle has won an average of 90% of all fixtures throughout the age groups. The top squad compete annually in the National Schools Championships (The Bath & Otter Cup), and has on many occasions been placed within the final 8 out of 65 schools. We also enter the English Schools’ relay gala and the English Schools’ water polo competition.
The school holds the Lomax Cup, an annual Inter-House competition during the Summer Term, in which any pupil wishing to represent their House in any stroke may do so. The pool is available to all pupils at various times during the week and weekends outside the timetable.