Heading up our Swim Squad is wife and husband duo, Larisa Mogutova and Ivan Bunakov. Larisa is a former International swimmer from Russia and Ivan has a masters in Physical Education & Sport, specialising in Swimming. Ivan holds the highest coaching certification of Level 5 from the American Swimming Coach Association (ASCA). Our Nexus Swim Team competes in a series of events every year, ranging from local, such as ACSIS Swimming and Singapore National Age Group (SNAG) championships, to international meets such as European Juniors and World Swimming Cups.
Nexus is proud to offer highly attractive swimming scholarships to eligible talented swimmers, to join our Elite Swim Team. Our Elite Swim Team participate in an intensive and comprehensive training programme which involves dedicating many hours in the pool in order to achieve their personal goals in swimming. We go the extra mile to offer personalised programmes for each swimmer as we believe in maximising the potential of each individual swimmer. Our Swim squad athletes train between seven and ten times per week depending on individual needs and physical development. The swimming programme includes land training such as weights, yoga and Tabata (high intensity short training). The programme is coordinated with a specialist nutritionist and Sports and Exercise Psychologist. Elite swim members are eligible for a free sport package which includes team kit, a daily nutritious breakfast, Olympic swimming clinics and personalised coaching.
Coach Bunakov has extended the Elite Swim Programme which has grown impressively and delivered many high performance athletes. In a short time, the programme has produced many National Age Group Champions in Spain, Italy, Ireland, Singapore, as well as National Record holders and two members of the Spanish National Team who participated at the European Juniors Swimming Championship in Helsinki and COMEN Mediterranean Cup 2018 in Cyprus. Coach Bunakov’s background as a programme developer has brought to Nexus a successful and vibrant swimming curriculum which covers all year groups. This provides each Primary learner with opportunities to participate in one lesson per week as part of the HPE curriculum. The team have cultivated a family within the swim team where everyone is involved, even our parents are infamous in Singapore for their amazing sausage rolls!
“This year will be my fourth year training with Coach Ivan and his swimming programme works really well for me. We have a motto in our team, 'dream big, work hard'. Coach Ivan is also really supportive of our whole team and came to support me in one of my biggest international competitions in Cyprus. I am really thankful to be a part of this team, or family as we call it, and also really grateful to have such an amazing coach.”
Carmen (Year 10)
National Age Group Champion