Head of Swimming & Water Polo Coach
Mr Will Philpot was appointed Head of Swimming in 2013. He has a 20-year record of competitive swimming and was part of the relay team that won the Swim South East Team of the Year Award in 2007 for being unbeaten in all competitions (regionally and nationally) for three years. He qualified for two Olympic Trials in 2004 and 2008, as well as the Commonwealth Games Trials in 2006. He reached the National finals finishing in the top, won over 10 County Gold medals (in three separate counties) and 10 Regional Gold medals. Mr Philpot has also played waterpolo for Crawley in County and Regional tournaments.
During his professional career he has coached National Masters Medallists and Team GB Representatives for Masters Swimming, plus several IAPS Medallists, and a swimmer to two finals of the Beijing Olympic Trials in the 100m and 50m Butterfly, setting a new London Region Record in the 100m in 2007.
Alongside his role at Cranleigh, Mr Philpot will continue running the swim schools which are held at Cranleigh School on Saturday mornings and swim clinics during the Easter and Summer holidays.