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Aquatics Program

From learning-to-swim to competing internationally, the Concordia International School Shanghai Aquatics Program provides our students with the ability to grow and develop at every level of swimming proficiency. Our year-round program engages our students in quality swim instruction through competitive High School Athletics, Elementary School and Middle School Co-Curricular Activities (CCA), and water safety and swimming units in our Physical Education curriculum. Participation in the Aquatics Program is not included in the tuition.


Coached by Experienced Professionals

Our aquatics coaching team is made of experienced, professional coaches with coaching certifications from the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) and the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA); members of the Shanghai Swimming Team and the Chinese National Team in Beijing for several years; professional ocean lifeguard experience. They are all passionate about water safety and the many health-related benefits regular swimming provides.

PE Swimming & Water Safety Units

A curricular program that that focuses on water safety and basic stroke development for students in Grades 3 - 10.

SwimAmerica Program

An extra-curricular program that focuses on water safety and stroke development and enjoyment in the water. This learn to swim program operates before school and is currently open to students in Grades 2 - 5. A commitment of 2 sessions per week is required. 

Competitive Swimming Program

An extra-curricular program that focuses on technique refinement and advanced skill development while gradually increasing distance and intensity to prepare our students for competition. This program operates predominately in the mornings and is currently open to students in Grades 4 - 12. A commitment of 3 sessions per week is required. 

The things you learn from sports – setting goals, being part of a team, confidence – that’s invaluable– Summer Sanders (USA gold medalist in swimming)