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When it comes to boarding schools with swimming programs, Christchurch School is notable. Known for being one of the finest private, co-ed boarding schools in the country, we offer one of the best swimming programs, too — a place where students can truly thrive. Our track record of success includes a recent 2021 state championship. Most of all, our swimming team helps students grow the skills they need to be leaders all their lives.

How Sports Fit Into Our Mission

By nurturing skills in the water and as a team, students gain values such as perseverance, hard work, and sportsmanship. They grow close relationships as a community and lay a foundation for healthier lifestyles. Plus, our swimming coaches are also faculty members who live on campus and serve as dorm parents, so they know the swimmers personally.

Our strength and fitness program helps athletes become more well-rounded through weight training, proper techniques, kinesthetic awareness, good recovery habits, stretching, and more.

Why Choose Christchurch School

Christchurch School offers our top-notch swimming program alongside a challenging college prep curriculum that leads to 100% of students getting accepted into four-year colleges or universities. Students belong to a diverse student body, gain lifelong skills in and out of the classroom, and enjoy a pristine setting along 125 acres on the picturesque Rappahannock River in Virginia.

To learn more about our swimming or river and outdoor programs, attend an open house and see what it’s like to attend Christchurch School. Schedule your visit today.

Coaching Staff

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Dave Cola

    Dave Cola 

    Director of Place-Based Education; River & Outdoor; Swim Coach
  • Photo of Franklin Bell

    Franklin Bell 

    Science Department Chair

Egecan Tezcan '19
Lynn University

Andy Snow '11
Hampden-Sydney College

Christchurch School

49 Seahorse Lane,
Christchurch, Virginia 23031