World-class swim programmes developed by our new Head of Swimming, Ivan Bunakov.

For our primary and secondary students, swimming is integrated into the timetable, with additional options after school and at the competitive swimming level. Students benefit from a supportive swim community with peer mentoring and support, helping our elite swimmers achieve their dreams and more.

Competitive swimmers participate in a gold-standard training programme with individual, personalised coaching from swimming experts. Swimmers compete both nationally in Singapore and in international tournaments. GESS is a full member of the ACSIS Singapore Swimming League.

Holistic training programme with nutrition and fitness, including up to 24 hours a week of input from expert coaches

Competitive swim meets, leagues and tournaments in Singapore and internationally

Olympic-standard training facilities with covered swimming pools

Get to know our Head of Swimming

The GESS competitive swim programme is led by the Head of Swimming, Ivan Bunakov. He holds the Level 5 American Swimming Coach Association (ASCA) Certification which is the highest coaching certification. Over the years, Coach Ivan has developed and expertly coached several gold medal swimmers. Swimmers have won gold medals at the European Junior Championships, achieved ‘B’ qualifying times at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and qualified for 2021’s World Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi.

Competitive Swim Programme Information

The GESS competitive swim teams are affiliated members of the Singapore Swimming Association and ACSIS (Athletic Conference Singapore International Schools). The programme includes up to 24 hours a week of swimming, static-dynamic dry land training as well as a unique strength and conditioning programme expertly tailored for swimmers. As part of our holistic approach to sports, a personalised nutrition plan is provided for each swimmer. Access to physiotherapists and physiologists is also provided. Swim team members can partake in swim holiday camps which are supported by international athletes.

The GESS competitive swimming programme is aligned with internationally recognised pathways, enabling swimmers to compete at national and international levels. This allows swimmers to continue swimming at the NCAA level and receive sports scholarships in the US and Europe.