Dr Swift completed his degree and PhD in Chemistry at the University of Bath before embarking on a career as a Senior Research Chemist and then teaching.

He has been a member of the Common Room at Marlborough College since August 2011 as a teacher of Chemistry and was appointed as C1 Housemaster in September 2016.

He is a committed schoolmaster and has been heavily involved in co-curricular activities including coaching rugby and hockey and is currently Master in Charge of Chess. He is married to Michelle who is a tutor in Elmhurst and they have a young son, Taliesin.