Sport School

Join a small, international group of swimmers and triathletes who combine their training with studying for a BTEC in Sports and Exercise Science at Loughborough College. We also offer intensive English classes, online Spanish learning, the opportunity to study for US coaching qualifications, and live in the picturesque beach town of Colonia Sant Jordi, Mallorca.

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The BEST Centre Academy

At the BEST Centre Academy, the education and sports training are tailored to the individual needs of the athlete. With our own outdoor 50m pool, our students will pursue their swimming and triathlon career to the highest levels possible.

Students will be able to take advantage of an English education in an international setting, studying for a BTEC in Sports and Exercise Science. This is a flexible qualification that is equivalent to 1, 2 or 3 A levels, the exams that English students take aged 18. The qualification enables students to apply for university in the UK, the USA and around the world. For those not wanting to attend university, the qualification is ideal for continuing their career in the world of sport.

Educational Delivery – Loughborough College

The education will be delivered entirely by Loughborough Collge, the leading provider of sports education in the UK. Loughborough College have a member of staff based at the BEST Centre and the classroom is effectively an extension of the College campus in the UK. All questions relating to the study of the BTEC, the educational goals of the athletes and the staff who will teach the course will be managed by Loughborough College.

Other Classes and qualifications

For those not wanting to study for the BTEC, our athletes will also be able to study intensive English classes, or online Spanish courses, as well as studying for level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications run by the US Swimming, giving them an internationally recognised coaching qualification and the opportunity for professional employment in the future.

The accommodation


Accommodation will be at the residence, a short walk from the pool. The athletes will be in shared rooms and all meals will be taken here. Join us for a month or a year and come and live and train at one of the best training centres in Europe.

The residence is located close to the picturesque harbour area, with its shops and cafes and there is a supermarket, pharmacie and banks close by. The beaches around the town are some of the best in the Mediterranean.

The training

Swimmers and triathletes will have access to some of the best training in Europe. The training facilities include a heated outdoor 50m pool, gym, crystal clear open water swimming, running track, soft running trails, legendary biking, and two good climbs close by: Randa and San Salvador.

To discuss whether the BEST Centre Sports Academy is the right place for your child’s educational and sporting development, please contact James Parrack to talk in confidence. Call James on +33 6 87 28 73 68, or email at