Swimming

Nexus swimming is led by internationally experienced swimming coaches with national and international backgrounds in swimming. Our Nexus Swim Team and Elite Swim Team compete in a series of events every year, ranging from local to international meets such as SNAG Swimming Championships, ACSIS Swimming Competitions and overseas meets.

Nexus is proud to offer highly attractive swimming scholarships to eligible elite swimmers, to join our Elite Swim Team. Our Elite Swim Team participate in an intensive and comprehensive training program which involves dedicating many hours in the pool in order to achieve their personal goals in swimming. The Elite Swim Team is highly committed and ranks among the top competitive teams in Asia. We go the extra mile to offer personalised programs for each swimmer as we believe in maximising the potential of each individual swimmer. We acknowledge that each swimmer is an individual with unique skills, emotional intelligence and developmental needs; we adapt our personalised programs to suit each child.

In addition to improving swimming skills, we strive to develop each swimmer's confidence, respect and enthusiasm for the sport. These are endowments that will last a lifetime.

Our aim is to promote swimming in Singapore and the Southeast Asian region by creating a center of excellence, run by expert international coaches. We will do this by providing comprehensive and high quality swimming programs with special emphasis on developing young swimmers according to their age group and needs. Our competitive program is designed to develop mental toughness, technical skills and achieve the maximum potential of each swimmer in the sport. Moreover, we believe that our program will help to instill the lifetime values of sportsmanship and teamwork, through the disciplined pursuit of the swimming excellence.

Programs

Elite Swim Team

This program provides intensive training for serious competitive swimmers between the ages of 10 to 18. It provides them with opportunity to reach their maximum potential in the sport. Swimmers of the Elite Swim Team swim to qualify for their home country nationals, and compete in high level regional and international swimming events. This program covers up to 17 hours a week, including strength and conditioning training which places emphasis on developing the necessary skills outside the pool. Swimmers at this level are provided with personalised programs for term breaks, with advice on proper nutrition and recovery methods.

Swimmers can be invited by the Head Coach or enter the program by meeting eligibility for the swimming scholarship program. These swimmers are expected to compete at international and home national age group championships.

Requirements for holders of swimming scholarships:

  • 10 years of age and above
  • Must commit to a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 10 pool sessions per week, depending on their specific needs, gender and physical growth
  • Must commit to attend 2 to 4 strength and conditioning workouts per week
  • Previous experience as a competitive swimmer with achievements at National Level meets is desirable
  • Must follow the program provided by the Head Coach during school breaks
  • Must show consistent commitment to the Nexus Swim Team. There should be no training with or representation of private clubs, without approval of the Head Coach
  • Must maintain an active mentoring role in the school by showing sportsmanship, commitment and dedication to younger teammates and the wider school community
  • Must maintain an active role in school life and to be aware of the school mission and values
  • Expected to contribute in volunteering work if needed


Senior School Swim Team
 
This program is designed for Secondary learners who show the willingness to commit from 2 to 4 sessions a week to practice. The program aims to develop all swimming strokes to an advanced level in order to prepare swimmers for competing at swim events.

Requirements:
  • Ability to swim all four swimming strokes using appropriate turns and starts
  • Able to swim the 200 metres with correct body position, appropriate turns and stroke endurance
  • Willingness to represent the school at local and international meets
  • To maintain an active tole in school life and to be aware of the school mission and values
  • Should have their own swimming equipment to maximise training effect


Primary School Swim Team
 
This program is designed for Primary learners between Years 3 to 6, who wish to take swimming seriously, and who are committed to practising twice a week.

Requirements:
  • Ability to swim three recognisable strokes up to a distance of 50 metres
  • To remain as members of the team, learners should be fully committed to the program for the entire season
  • Expected to attend 2 scheduled sessions a week and stay on their scheduled training days
 
 
Competitions Policy
 
Type of Swim Meet Age of Swimmer Entry Fee Selection Policy
Dual Meets Standard Age Group meet. Decided by organiser NA Swimmers will be invited by the Head Coach depending on event rules and level of swimmers.

The aim of these meets is to involve as many swimmers as possible during the season.
Invitational Meet by clubs and schools All age groups or particular age groups with the meet conditions set by the host NA Anyone who shows commitment and good attendance may be invited.
ACSIS Junior school, middle school and senior school NA The team for these meets will be selected by the Head Coach
International Overseas Meets and Local Meets All age groups or particular age groups with the meet conditions set by the host Typically $40 to $60 exclusive of travel and accommodation costs that come with overseas meets The team for these meets will be selected by the Head Coach
SSA Trials and SNAG All age groups Typically $6 to $10 per event and annual registration fees All qualifiers
National Age Group Championships All age groups TBC All qualifiers
 
 

Nexus Swimming Program Structure 2016-17


Schedule: Elite and Performance Swim Squad
 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Session 6:30am to 8:00am 6:30am to 8:00am 6:30am to 8:00am 6:30am to 8:00am 6:30am to 8:00am
PM Session 3:30pm to 4:30pm (Yoga)*

4:30pm to 6:00pm (swim)
3:30pm to 4:30pm (land)*
 
4:30pm to 6:00pm (swim)
3:30pm to 4:30pm (land)*

4:30pm to 6:00pm (swim)
3:30pm to 4:30pm (land)*

4:30pm to 6:00pm (swim)
3:30pm to 4:30pm (land)*

4:30pm to 6:00pm (swim)
 
Schedule: Advanced Junior Swim Squad
 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Session 7:00am to 8:00am Off Off Off Off
PM Session Off Off 3:30pm to 4:30pm Off 3:30pm to 4:30pm
 
 
Schedule: Novice Junior Swim Squad
 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PM Session Off 3:30pm to 4:30pm Off 3:30pm to 4:30pm Off
 
 
Schedule: Intermediate Swim Squad
 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PM Session Off Off 3:30pm to 4:30pm Off 3:30pm to 4:30pm
 
 
Schedule: Swim for Fitness (Year 7 onwards)
 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Session Off 6:30am to 8:00am* 6:30am to 8:00am* 6:30am to 8:00am* 6:30am to 8:00am*
PM Session 3:30pm to 4:30pm Off Off Off Off
* Additional morning practices are only by invitation

Schedule: CCA Recreational Swimming
 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Session Off Off Off Off Off
PM Session Off 3:30pm to 4:30pm Off 3:30pm to 4:30pm Off