At SAIIE we work with local swimming clubs where our students can swim with other Spanish swimmers. College swimmers train with the Sevillian swim team while earning college credit!
Students in this program will be training 5 days a week, they will also have the opportunity to scrimmage along with their Spanish counterparts in place of formal competitions. Along with training, students will have the option to participate in session I, II or both while taking a minimum of 3-4 credits each sesssion. We offer courses in Spanish language, Spanish culture, and Liberal Arts during our summer terms.
To learn more about the academic program that we offer at SAIIE through the summer please visit our website here.
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
If you exceed these times, please contact the Program Manager, Mr. Sean Chipres, at email@example.com
$400 (This is an additional cost to the overall program cost. Tuition and fees still apply) Dates: $550 (This is an additional cost to the overall program cost. Tuition and fees still apply) Dates:
Session I: May 19 – June 15, 2024
Session II: June 2 - June 29, 2024
May 19 – June 29, 2024
$400 (This is an additional cost to the overall program cost. Tuition and fees still apply)
$550 (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? What age are swimmers on the team? How far are the training facilities from the school? How much money will I spend on transportation to trainings? What equipment should I bring?
Yes, but most students play for clubs. Level of club teams is higher than college.
Trainings will be held in the early evenings (Around 4:00pm)
Trainings will be 2 hours long.
There will be 5 training sessions per week.
In each summer session you will complete 4 weeks of training. Since session I & II overlap you will complete a total of 6 weeks if you decide to participate in both sessions.
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.
The swimmers are between 18 and 26 years old.
All training facilities are no further than a 20 minute bus ride away or a 10 - 30 minute walk.
In the case you are not in walking distance and you have to cath a bus to trainings you will not spend more than $25 for the entire month. Around the city they are bikes and motor electric scooters that can be use for a small fee (great to move around the city for students). The city of Seville has a great bike lane.
Fins, paddles, and a kickboard. Snorkels are used but are not required.
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?
What age are swimmers on the team?
How far are the training facilities from the school?
How much money will I spend on transportation to trainings?
What equipment should I bring?
"It was great to experience and see a new perspective of swimming compared to home. I got to see how swimming is in Europe and I manage to make many friends on the team! I would recommend this program to anyone that is swimming back home and wants to continue swimming while studying abroad."
Matheus Sousa Avelar
John Abbott College, Canada
"I liked meeting new people and training at a nice facility. Everyone on the team is very nice and those who can speak English were very helpful."
"I really liked how fun all the team members were and their relationship with their coach. The pool is beautiful and the coach is super nice"
"I love meeting the people on the team, the swimming practices, the coach, everything, etc!"
"I enjoyed getting back into hardcore training, and found myself to be the slowest person in the pool, but it motivated me to go faster which was enjoyable. I also enjoyed practicing my Spanish with the people I met."
Gustavus Adolphus College
"I loved meeting the new swimmers and practicing my Spanish during practice with them"
I love meeting the new swimmers and praticiing my Spanish during practice with them. Fynally understanding the practice was a breakthrough for me and was my favourite part of learning Spanish thus far. The swimmers were welcoming and were helpful in explaining the workout when I didn't fully understand"
Colorado State University Pueblo
"It was a great program and experience! 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
"I enjoyed getting into hardcore training!"
I enjoyed getting back into hardcore training, and practicing my Spanish with the people I met"
University of St.Thomas
"I loved meeting all the swimmers. The friends I've made at Club Náutico are ones I'll remember for a lifetime "
"I loved meeting all of the swimmers. The friends I've made of Club Naútico are ones I'll remember for a lifetime"
"I loved every second of training with the team!"
"I loved every second of training with the team. I started my first day unable to understand any of the sets given all in Spanish and right away people helped me out. What struck me is how positive thje entire group is, which made for a really fun and inclusive environment. People pushed me in training and encouraged me to keep improving daily. I love how I felt like I became a part of their team despite my short time with Naútico."
The University of British Columbia, Canada
"The swimming program was an amazing experience. I loved it!"
"It was so much fun to be able to swim on a Spanish team while I was studying abroad. The Spanish swimmers on my team were so nice, and were speaking to me constantly which allowed me to practice my Spanish"
"I wanted to get a unique cultural experience and I totally feel like I got that."
"The cultural experience. Being able to train in a different country and speak the native language with the swimmers and get to know them was my favourite part. I wanted to get a unique cultural experience and I totally feel like I got that. 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"
"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
"They are all very friendly and immediately welcomed Kyle, Bailey, and I."
"The team practices and competes at on elite level. Our teammates were very helpful in teaching us how to understand.
The Coach was great!
Becoming friends with the locals. They are all very friendly and immediately welcomed Kyle, Bailey, and I. They were tons of fun!
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 loved meeting the team"
"I loved meeting 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."