Swimming Station takes place at the Queen Mother Sports Centre, which is just under a mile’s walk from the School, with about ten to 15 pupils involved altogether on any one afternoon. Pupils improve their fitness, develop their technique in all four strokes and learn strategies for effective and varied solo training in the future. The instruction is delivered by an external coach although the Master-in-Charge, a member of the Common Room, is a talented swimmer in her own right. There are opportunities to compete in the Lent Term, when the School has enjoyed considerable success in recent years at the Westminster Borough championships, with several pupils going on to be selected to swim at the London Youth Games. In addition, Westminster competes at the prestigious Otter Bath Cup – the Public Schools’ Championships – and there is a hotly contested House competition. Occasionally, swimming Station collaborates with other Stations to form teams for multi-disciplinary race events, such as triathlon, where we have also competed at a high level.