We're big believers that everything in life starts with a conversation - and that's how some of our longest standing school partners first came about.
By providing regular, expertly led watersports sessions, we're helping to fight health inequalities, build stronger connections with local schools, colleges and universities and create life long memories for thousands of children each year.
"Over the last decade, I have taken many groups of boys from our prep school to SWAC for weekly sail training in the Summer and Autumn terms. The staff are always friendly, helpful, and competent, and we've had many exciting adventures, along with gaining RYA qualifications from the Youth Sailing scheme. It's a fabulous resource in the middle of Southampton"
"St Swithun’s Prep School have been frequent visitors to SWAC for over 10 years now and their dedicated and knowledgeable team have facilitated various different activities for us including: our weekend sailing club, water sports activity days and geography fieldwork sessions. The Hampshire Schools Sailing regattas are always a favourite event too! It has been fantastic to see so many of our girls, many of whom had never sailed before, develop their resilience, determination and both independence and teamwork skills whilst having such fun out on the water. The children absolutely love their sailing sessions, their laughter can often be heard from across Southampton Water, but most importantly they all return to the classroom brimming with confidence and self-belief. As well as our sailing sessions the recent river exploration trip that formed part of the girl’s geography studies was, unanimously, voted the ‘best school trip ever’ and the water sports day was the definite highlight of our Leaver’s Week activities. The SWAC team are capable, patient and always smiling, they have helped inspire and empower a huge number of our girls, from those with disabilities who find it hard to physically get out on the water to those they have help from complete novice to successful competitive sailor. We are very much looking forward to getting back out on the water with them again soon!"
We're proud of our schools sailing activities - after all, we all know there is strength in numbers! Just some of our schools include: