http://www.ttsonline.net/news/495/synch ... ships.aspx
The above web link shows the level of competition at the school in the past I am not aware of the current position.
I can understand Turtlegirl the perspective you are coming from. Many years ago a friend of mine who was a county level swimmer would swim for a number of hours with his coach most mornings at a swimming pool near his house before coming to our sixth form college. It didn't impact on his studies he ended up reading history at University college Oxford.