Phillips Academy enjoys a proud tradition of success with boys' and girls' swimming. A number of All-American swimmers and divers have consistently placed in the top teams in New England at the annual championships held at the close of the season. The swimming season begins in mid-November and continues through to the beginning of March.

There is a new pool, a separate diving well, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with cardiovascular machines, weight machines, and free weights.

The program includes workouts tailored to individual events, nutritional education and mental preparation. The program emphasizes the importance of hard work and fun and works hard to make swimming and diving a memorable part of a student's life. A full junior varsity team is an integral part of the swimming program. Many of the varsity swimmers began their careers on the JV squad.

Although the Andover swimmers and divers compete against many other teams in New England, the most anticipated contest of the season is the meet against Andover's sister school, Phillips Exeter Academy. Andover, founded in 1778 by Samuel Phillips, and Exeter, founded in 1781 by his uncle John Phillips, have maintained the oldest, continuous independent school rivalry in the country.

Past Seasons

New England Champions:

2009, 2002-2006, 1998 (tie with Exeter), 1983

Runner Up:

2022, 2019, ​2018, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2001, 2000, 1981


For a comprehensive history of the first 107 years of Andover Swimming and Diving, please visit Andover Aquatics, created and maintained by former Andover swimmer and coach, Jacques Hugon ’79.

In addition, in the winter of 2012, Andover celebrated its 100th anniversary in the pool. Read more in Andover, the Magazine.

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The brand new Pan Athletic Center Pool.

The Pan Athletic Center

Opened in winter of 2022, the 70,000-square-foot structure houses a swimming and diving complex, dance studios, wrestling facilities, and the Athletics Hall of Honor. Learn More >>


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Introducing the Pan Athletic Center

Plans for a new swimming and diving complex are underway and will include the Athletics Hall of Honor