Performance swimming

Loughborough University offers a unique environment where students can realise their sporting and academic dreams and Loughborough University Swimming is proud to house one of the finest senior programmes in the world.

Our vision is to develop our swimmers to become the best possible student-athletes, reaching their full potential both in and out of our magic waters. As a team we pride ourselves on having a tradition and culture of excellence that embodies everything that we do and one that has enabled our swimmers to win medals right the way up to World Championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Each year Loughborough University invests over a million pounds in performance sport and over a million pounds in facilities. Thanks to this investment, Director of Swimming Andi Manley is able to lead one of the finest swim programmes in the world, with a world class support network of coaches and staff.

As a member of Loughborough Swimming you will receive expert coaching, access to our world class facilities, heavily discounted Powerbase gym membership, strength and conditioning training, sports science and sports medicine support. Our Performance Support Team has a vast shared experience of working with coaches and athletes at the very highest level. 

A typical week includes:

  • Up to 11 swim sessions
  • Bespoke training plan for Platinum (FINA 'A' Time) level athletes
  • Physiotherapy support
  • Technique analysis and filming
  • Strength and conditioning support
  • Workshops designed specifically to enhance performance and achieve academic/sporting balance

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Hall of Fame

James Wilby

Loughborough University Swimming is proud to boast a wealth of notable alumni, with over 100 athletes having gone on to represent their country and win medals at major international championships.

Click the link below to see a timeline of the club's notable achievements.

Hall of Fame

All Time Top 5

Click the links below to see our All Time Top 5 Athletes.

All Time Top 5 - Men

All Time Top 5 - Women

Club Records

Use the links below to view Loughborough Swimming Club's current records and who holds them.

Short Course Records PDF

Long Course Records

Squad Selection Policy

Click below to view the latest squad selection policy.

Swimming Selection Policy 2023-24

Andi Manley

Andi Manley

Director of Swimming

Andi is a Loughborough Alumni and has over 20 years of history at Loughborough University both as a former student-athletes and now as a coach.

Andi has a wealth of international experience, having previously been Head Coach at Ontario Swimming Academy. A highly successful coach with a consistent track record of producing international swimmers, Andi has been part of the coaching staff at major games from youth right through to senior level.

Andi has already coached multiple swimmers who’ve set British and English records, and will look to continue this good work whilst heading up the programme.

Ian Hulme

Head Coach

Ian Hulme is a Loughborough Alumni and a former GB international swimmer who has transferred into coaching after retiring from the sport. Ian brings a wealth of experience to the programme having coached on numerous British senior international teams including being the England Team Coach at the Commonwealth Games 2018.  


For our most exceptional performance swimmers, we offer sports scholarships to help with the costs of training and competition.