Students at BISP begin curricular swimming lessons in Nursery (age 3) and continue their tuition up to Year 9. Outside of class, a large proportion of students are part of our Flying Fish swim team. Most swimmers in Primary enrol in the Learn to Swim programme (LTS), which focuses on developing students’ water confidence and stroke and movement fundamentals. The teachings of LTS provide the basis for competitive skills and essential water safety.

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Teaching children to swim is just as important as teaching them to walk.

After completing LTS, swimmers may then continue to one of the many Flying Fish development squads designed to cater to different ages, abilities, goals and competitive levels. The pinnacle of our Flying Fish programme is the High Performance Swimming Academy.

All of our swimming programmes are adapted from the world-renowned ASA/Swim England curriculum.


As swimmers advance through the LTS stages, the number and level of competitions available to them gradually increase, providing steady, positive progression for all swimmers. The competition pathway has been carefully developed to introduce appropriate and relevant competitive environments dependent on the child’s ability and skill level. Competition takes into account the basic principles of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and focuses on enjoyment and multi-skill application. Our biggest swim event of the year is the BISP Flying Fish Invitational. 

High Performance Academy

The BISP High-Performance Swimming Academy consistently produces swimmers who excel at a national and international level. Our athletes have competed at World Swimming Championships, Commonwealth Games, South East Asian Games and various levels of junior competition worldwide.

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For more information on Flying Fish Swimming at BISP, please contact us here.

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