SAIIE understands college swimming can be highly competitive. If you want to study abroad but don’t want to fall behind athletically then come to Sevilla!
At SAIIE we work with the impressive local swimming club at Club Naútico Sevilla. College swimmers train with the Sevillian swim team while earning college credit!
The prestigious swim team at Club Naútico Sevilla was founded in 1952. Working with swimmers of all levels they have produced an impressive amount of professional international swimmers, including Paralympic athletes. Maite Trueba, Enrique Veiga, and Marta Gómez Battelli are a few of these athletes who have competed in international competitions and have prospered from their time spent at Club Naútico Sevilla.
Students have the option to participate in either sessions I or II, as well as both sessions while taking a minimum of 3-4 credits per session. We offer courses in Spanish language, Spanish culture, and Liberal Arts during our summer terms. Students in this program will be training 5-6 days a week. Students will also have the opportunity to scrimmage along with their Spanish counterparts in place of formal competitions.
To learn more about the academic program that we offer at SAIIE through the summer please visit our website here.
WHY SWIM IN SPAIN
Swimming in Spain is a unique opportunity not many other swimmers will have. Training with Spanish swimmers in a prestigious Club rewards you by helping you perfect your technique as well as gain a fresh perspective in your sport. Swimming in Sevilla will also allow you to practice your Spanish since many of your teammates will be natives.
Meet the Head Coach
Germán Monterrubio is the Technical Director of Swimming at Club Naútico Sevilla and has had lots of experience in the field of coaching. He was the Head Swim Coach at the Escuela Nacional de Entrenadores RFEN back in 2005 and has an MA in High Performance Sports from the University of Pablo de Olavide in Sevilla. He also has a long history of jobs in the area of coaching and is the Founder and CEO of the agency Fermento Urbano – Freestyle Sports Consulting S. L. that specialises in Sports Sciences and Technology for High Performance in Freestyle Sports, as well as Events Managing. He also studied Sport Management & Physical Education at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland where he picked up some Finnish.
Students must be swimming on their varsity team back at their home university.
Students must meet a certain result in their specialized discipline.
For men swimmers you should be around these times:
- 100 m. Free style : 00:58,00
- 100 m. Backstroke: 01:02.00
- 100 m. Breaststroke: 1:10.00
- 100 m. Butterfly: 01:01.00
495€ (This is an additional cost to the overall program cost. Tuition and fees still apply) Cost Includes: Dates: 575€ (This is an additional cost to the overall program cost. Tuition and fees still apply) Cost Includes: Dates:
595€ for Non SAIIE students (This is an additional cost to the overall program cost. Tuition and fees still apply)
Session I: End May – End June, 2021
Session II: Beg June – Beg July, 2021
675€ for Non SAIIE students (This is an additional cost to the overall program cost. Tuition and fees still apply)
End May – Beg July, 2021
495€ (This is an additional cost to the overall program cost. Tuition and fees still apply)
575€ (This is an additional cost to the overall program cost. Tuition and fees still apply)
If you do not see your question listed here please contact us.
Do you have college sports in Spain? When do the training sessions take place? How long are training sessions? How many training sessions take place per week? How many weeks of training will I do? Are the trainings held in Spanish? How many American participants will there be on a team? What age are swimmers on the team? Is transportation to trainings included in the total program cost? How much money will I spend on transportation to trainings? How far are the training facilities from the school? Will I be participating in any races? Am I, as a college student, breaking any NCAA rules or regulations by participating on this swimming program?
No, in Spain we do not have college sports. All competitions are run by Clubs which are not the same as in the US.
Trainings will be held in the evenings.
Trainings will be 2 hours long.
There will be 5-6 training sessions per week.
In each summer session you will complete 4 weeks of training. If you decide to do both summer sessions you will complete a total of 6 weeks of training.
Yes. You will be training with Spaniards on a Spanish team with Spanish coaches. This is an important aspect of the cultural immersion part of the program; through the swimming program you will be surrounded in a constant Spanish speaking environment and this will give you a great opportunity to improve your Spanish.
In each summer session there will be a maximum of 5 swimmers per team.
The swimmers are between 18 and 30 years old.
No, transportation is not included.
$20 each summer session (aprox.).
All training facilities are no further than a 20 minute bus ride away.
You will be participating in a race with your fellow teammates.
No, you are not. The NCAA does not have any jurisdiction in Spain and therefore their rules do not apply in Spain.
Do you have college sports in Spain?
When do the training sessions take place?
How long are training sessions?
How many training sessions take place per week?
How many weeks of training will I do?
Are the trainings held in Spanish?
How many American participants will there be on a team?
What age are swimmers on the team?
Is transportation to trainings included in the total program cost?
How much money will I spend on transportation to trainings?
How far are the training facilities from the school?
Will I be participating in any races?
Am I, as a college student, breaking any NCAA rules or regulations by participating on this swimming program?
"It was a great program and exprience! I not only love my swimming practices which help me to stay in shape while abroad but it was also fun to get to know all my Spanish teammates and practice my Spanish on a daily basis! "
University of St.Thomas
"All the team were all extremely nice and hardworking and were glad to help me understand the practices and were always glad to stay after practice and help me with my spanish speaking skills."
University of Mary Washington
"I can’t really say anything that I didn’t like about this experience! I made friends with the swimmers and was sad to say goodbye to them when the session ended. They were all so friendly and made an effort to talk to me. I had a blast with the swim team. 3 weeks was not long enough! I totally recommend this program to any high school or college student"
"The practices at Club Nautico were great, and helped us continue practicing at an elite level."
"Plus, their outdoor 50 meter pool was amazing to practice in. Looking back, the swimming was one of the best parts of Sevilla."
"It definitely helped us integrate and learn a lot about the different culture first hand by hanging out and talking with all the swimmers who were our age. I had a blast, and we are still keeping in touch with all the friends we made, and I’m sure we will for a long time! The experience made me want to come back for more. I loved it!."
Colorado Mesa University
"That is how I would describe my experience at SAIIE in one phrase. While in Seville, I went to classes and participated in the athlete program as a swimmer. "
"The experiences I had, people I met, and things I saw were incredible. It was the time of my life. I learned so much about culture, other people’s views, and myself. My time at SAIIE is not something I could put a price on. It was worth every penny. I made lifelong friends while swimming there and still stay in touch with many. Swimming in Spain was a very unique experience. It was one of the highlights of my experience to be able to train there and make new friends. Whether you are a swimmer, basketball player, rower, or anything else, I would participate in this if I were you. You will meet new people and learn new things. It is a great way to immerse yourself in another culture while still staying in shape for competition back home"
Colorado Mesa University
"I had so much fun at practice, and the 2 hours flew by."
Practice ran just like it would at home-very universalized format. The practices accommodated all different kinds of swimming styles.
I loved the team. It took me a few days, but with the help of the swimmers and coaches, I learned their swimming lingo. I had so much fun at practice, and the 2 hours flew by. I just really loved being in a new environment and training in a completely different setting.