About the Sports Program

As part of our athletic program, the Lions Swim Team aims to provide the opportunity to pursue excellence in a training and competitive swimming program based on the principles of Long-Term Athlete Development. Stamford American International School aims to provide a planned physical education training program that addresses the cognitive, physical and socio-emotional development of the student-swimmer alongside their academic expectations.

An athlete-centred, coach driven and parent/administrative support system is key to developing swimmers for lifelong participation and producing excellence, through a progressive goal-centred approach relevant to the developmental stages of the student-swimmers.

It will provide swimmers with the framework in which team spirit and a sense of community can grow with qualified and experienced coaches, instructors and support staff.

Along the way, our student - swimmers will learn lifelong and transferable skills related to; effective time management, setting and evaluating goals progressive goals that explore, challenge and stretch the athletes, coping with the adversities of disappointment and relishing opportunities to succeed

We recognize that athletes develop at different rates and the coaching staff is intent on allowing the individual nature of the sport to be fully realized. This will be pursued by offering a professional, quality and unrivaled comprehensive training program that adheres to the principles of long-term athlete development and provides each swimmer with the opportunities they need to progress and excel within the sport.

Paul Dowey, Aquatics Director

Paul is British, has almost twenty years of swim coaching experience, and has worked throughout the UK, Ireland and New Zealand. Paul’s coaching experience includes bringing swim teams to international (FINA) competitions in France, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand. He has a BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching and a Post-Grad Diploma in Coaching Science to complement his UK ASA Level 3 Club Coach and New Zealand Silver License accreditations. Paul joins us from his current position as the Director of Coaching at Ace Swimming Club in Hamilton, New Zealand. 

Recent Swimming Success

Some highlights of our swimming achievements:

  • Athletic Conference Singapore International School (ACSIS) Champions – Junior School
  • South East Asia Student Activities Conference (SEASAC) Champions –Junior Girls Team
  • International School Elite Team Singapore (ISET)  – Max Silver, Daniel Looi, Levente Abraham, Minna Abraham, Liberty Kaplan, Danica O'Dwyer
  • 2 x Singapore National Age Group National Record – Danica O'Dwyer
  • Singapore National Age Group Champions – Liberty Kaplan, Danica O’Dwyer
  • World Cup Qualifiers – Sydney Londergan, Minori Sato, Daniel Looi, Max Silver, Lear Eldar, Levente Abraham, (Minna Abraham … to be confirmed)
  • National Team Selection – Daniel Looi to Singapore National Team, Lear Eldar to Israel National Team