Ellesmere will be opening its doors to give potential students a taste of life at the College - with an added incentive for those interested in swimming.
Former Olympic swimmer Amy Smith will be making an appearance at the Open Day on Saturday 17th March, and helping our world-class swimmers, the Titans, to run a free skills clinic.
Amy Smith was a sprint swimmer for team GB and achieved second place in the 4 x 100m free relay at the Commonwealth Games in 2014. In the 2010 Olympic Games, she was a semi-finalist in the 100m and 50m free events, as well as reaching 5th Place in the 4 x 100m free relay.
The Titans was launched in 2008 by Ellesmere College and parents of top swimmers across the area who wanted to create a platform from which their youngsters could compete, and win medals, across the world. Two international coaches train the athletes with a mentoring system, video analysis, sports science, goal setting and lifestyle management all on offer. But the Titans offer more than that - With an admirable ethos of supporting the athletes to ensure they achieve a life / performance balance, and a focus on cheering on other team members, while remaining committed to training. Their record speaks for itself; at the start of the year, some of the team attended the 2018 Shropshire County Championships and picked up 360 medals, nine Titans records and 339 personal bests across three weekends.
The clinic will be open from 10am to 2.30pm on the 17th March and is an opportunity to find out more about why the Titans live up to their namesake.
The Open Day is also running from 10am to 12pm for children and their families who are not interested in swimming, but in joining our Lower School, which caters for girls and boys aged 7-13. Senior members of staff and department heads will be on hand to discuss any subjects of choice and there will be the opportunity to see the facilities on offer at Ellesmere College first-hand.
The College is all about treating your child as an individual and getting the most out of every single student who attends. Entry is available in every year from Years 3 to 8 in Lower School, where we focus on helping nurture positive, independent, active and enquiring individuals.
We offer public speaking initiatives, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and the Combined Cadet Force as well as our sports academies which have produced some outstanding athletes representing their county and country.
Visit our Open Days page to register to attend, contact us or find out more.
1st March 2018 Back to News