Our performance swimming programme allow you to focus on a dual career of study and sport, with a focus on preparing athletes for major Games and Championships. The programme enjoys a unique and relaxed atmosphere. It is individually tailored to help swimmers meet their goals. Our experience helps you establish an appropriate balance between study, training, competition, rest and recovery, creating longevity to your swimming career.
We're proud to support performance swimming in Scotland and run a high performance programme based at the National Swimming Academy. Our facilities include a six lane 50m swimming pool which can be split into two 25m pools, high performance preparation room, state-of-the-art sports science laboratories, and strength and conditioning suites.
The University is also investing £20m in redeveloping our sports facilities which will include a new state-of-the-art high performance strength and conditioning suite connected directly to the swimming pool.
Our long-established performance swimming programme has helped to produce Olympic, Paralympic, World, European and Commonwealth medal winners including Duncan Scott, Aimee Willmott, Robbie Renwick, Danielle Huskisson,
The University of Stirling continues to go from strength to strength, and when you put together the amazing facilities, staff and general support, it is the perfect place for a world-class performance programme.
Duncan Scott, Olympic medallist and World, European and Commonwealth champion
The Times & Sunday Times - Good University Guide 2020
To be considered for the performance swimming programme, you must:
Please note, the above criteria are a guide and all applications will be subject to approval.
Please complete and return the ISSP application form before 31 July for a September start.
Scholarships are subject to applicants achieving relevant academic entry requirements.