Abuse within swimming – independent investigation into Ellesmere College Titans

Ellesmere College Titans, an elite swimming club based at Ellesmere College, an independent boarding school in Shropshire, is to close following an independent investigation which found widespread failures to protect children, leading to eating disorders, bullying and significant mental health issues.

The investigation began in 2020 when parents contacted the club’s governing body, Swim England, concerned about children’s welfare.  The investigation (commissioned by Swim England) uncovered more than 70 separate complaints concerning some coaches’ behaviour and the club management’s failure to deal with multiple serious issues concerning the children.

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