Elite Sport Academy Limited

ESA Olympic Swimmers

For more in depth information on our upcoming new swimming Projects please contact us

Elite Swimming Clinics

Swimming Coaching from Ex Olympian and ESA coach Sophie Allen One on One and group assesments Q & A and motivational talk from Sophie Swimming Workshop led by Sophie

Swim For Schools

Curriculum Swimming Programme Lessons led by Ex Olympian Sophie Assesments & Grouping Motivational and athlete lifestyle Assembly led by Sophie for your School

Holiday Swim & Splash Fun

Half Term & Holiday swim fun Assesments and swimming development Structured swimming games & activities Float and inflatable splash time

Elite Sports Academy logo Swans Logo - Swimming sponsor
swimmers in the class room
swimmers in the pool
photo of Sophie Allen Ex Olympic Swimmer

Our ESA Head Swim Coach & Olympian

Sophie Allen


  • National Diploma in Health & Physical Education
  • Level 2 ASA Swim Teacher
  • NVQ Level 1 Coach
  • RLSS National Pool Lifeguard


I’ve always been a really active person; participating in a lot of sports throughout my school years. Until I turned my attention to swimming; competing throughout my younger years winning national titles from the age of 11 I realised that I loved racing! At 14 I began training everyday and competed for Great Britain at the European Junior championships, winning my first international medal. After this I decided I wanted to be an Elite athlete and all my focus was based around being the best I could be. This opened up many opportunities competing around the World in many major championships such as the World Cup Series, European Championships, Commonwealth Games, World Championships and at the peak of my career; in the London 2012 Olympics.
Living out childhood dreams isn’t something everyone gets to do and I feel truly honoured to now be able to carry those memories with me into coaching and teaching. I now aspire to encourage other children to get into sport and provide them with opportunities to chase their dreams; whatever they may be.