Swimming at Stowe is a thriving sport. We are blessed with a six lane, 25 metre training pool. Stowe pupils can swim for fun or compete in inter-school galas to County, Regional or National ASA swimming levels. We are very proud to promote some of our pupils representing their countries at an International level. We also have a link with Northampton Swimming Club.
In addition to a very healthy fixture list, the School competes in the English Schools National Swimming Championships, County Championships and the swimming pinnacle for all HMC Schools - The Bath Cup. Stowe also hosts its own increasingly popular Stowe Relay Championships and the Prep Schools team relays.
Inter-House rivalry culminates in the House swimming competition held in February, where both House and individual performances are rewarded. Swimming takes place on a daily basis - dedicated swimmers can take advantage of both early morning, afternoon and evening training sessions. With afternoon sessions for recreational swimmers wanting to keep fit, improve their stroke or try something new.
Master in charge: Mr Stewart Cowie
Stowe is blessed with one of the finest golf courses of any school, local, national or international. The boys and girls have the opportunity to play throughout the year and many Old Stoics look back on their years at Stowe with huge gratitude for the opportunity that they had to play. Stowe’s rich golfing heritage owes much to the excellent grounding available here.
Regular minibus visits to the Professional Course at Buckingham Golf Club for lessons give beginners an excellent start, whilst boys and girls with experience can benefit from swing analysis and appropriate individual tuition. In inter-school competitive Golf Stowe is regarded very highly, and rightly so; in 2015, for example, in addition to some fine victories in matches, the top five players enabled Stowe to be runners-up to Wellington College in the prestigious Micklem Trophy at Woking Golf Club. Over the past 50 years Stowe has actually won the Micklem more times than any of the other seven schools. We play a number of matches at Stoke Park (courtesy of Chester King – Old Stoic) and other venues recently have included Woburn, Little Aston, Frilford Heath and Studley Wood. Fixtures are held throughout the year against Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Charterhouse, Rugby, Bradfield, Wellington, Radley, Cheltenham, Bedford and others. We also compete in the national HMC Foursomes tournament.
Master in charge: Mr Andrew Hancox
Squash is a sport on the march at Stowe, both in terms of results and in terms of participation. Blessed with three high quality glass-backed courts, two England Squash Level 2 coaches, a vibrant squash ladder and a hotly contested Inter-House competition, the game's profile has never been higher and the host of players more enthusiastic or accomplished. This wealth of resources means that Stowe is highly competitive on the inter-school circuit and the team has achieved strong results during recent seasons. Any parents wishing more information or former pupils wishing to play in the Old Stoics vs School Fixture on Speech Day should contact the MiC Squash, Mr Floyd.
Master in Charge: Mr Paul Floyd