Swimming

PROGRAM STRUCTURE
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
PROGRAM COST & DATES

FAQ’s
STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

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PROGRAM STRUCTURE


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 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 4-5 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

Please note: The swimming program is only offered in Summer session I.

 

  

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

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

For women swimmers you should be around these times:

- 100 m. Free style : 1:03,00
- 100 m. Backstroke: 01:10.00 
- 100 m. Breaststroke: 1:19.00
- 100 m. Butterfly: 01:09.00

If you exceed these times, please contact the Program Manager, Mr. Sean Chipres, at seanrc@saiie.com

 

 

 

PROGRAM COST & DATES - 2023

Summer Term - Sessions I

$400 (This is an additional cost to the overall program cost. Tuition and fees still apply)


Cost Includes:

  • 4 weeks of training
  • 4-5 weekly training sessions 
  • 1 club hat
  • Free gym membership.

Dates:
Session I: May 21 – June 17, 2023


 

 

FAQ’s 

If you do not see your question listed here please contact us. 

FAQ’s

Do you have college sports in Spain?
No, in Spain we do not have college sports. All competitions are run by Clubs which are not the same as in the US.

When do the training sessions take place?
Trainings will be held in the evenings.

How long are training sessions?
Trainings will be 2 hours long.

How many training sessions take place per week?
There will be 4-5 training sessions per week.

How many weeks of training will I do?
In each summer session you will complete 4 weeks of training. 

Are the trainings held in Spanish?
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.

What age are swimmers on the team?
The swimmers are between 18 and 26 years old.

Is transportation to trainings included in the total program cost?
No, transportation is not included.

How much money will I spend on transportation to trainings?
$20 each summer session (aprox.).

How far are the training facilities from the school?
All training facilities are no further than a 20 minute bus ride away.

What equipment should I bring?
Fins, paddles, and a kickboard. Snorkels are used but are not required.


 

 

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

 

"I love meeting the people on the team, the swimming practices, the coach, everything, etc!"

Hannah Lesser
Tufts University


"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."

Calvin Fagley
Gustavus Adolphus College

 

"I love meeting the new swimmers and practicing 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"

Kristen Wolf
Colorado State University Pueblo

 

"I love meeting all the swimmers. The friends I've made at Club Náutico are ones I'll remember for a lifetime "

Jonathan Farah
Boston College


"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! "

Colin Glass
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."

Tyler Gymple
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"

Zachary Wallace
Tufts University 


"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!."

Jason Hicks
Colorado Mesa University
 

"Life changing."

"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"

Kyle Johnston
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 just really loved being in a new environment and training in a completely different setting."

Bailey Brown
Boston College
 

 

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