HKIS Aquatics

The Aquatics Department’s mission is to provide a developmentally appropriate swimming program for students at Hong Kong International School. Swim lessons and a variety of aquatics activities are differentiated for level and ability, thus ensuring students experience success, enjoyment, improvement of their skills, and development of their knowledge and understanding of water safety concepts. By providing such learning opportunities, students are encouraged to pursue lifelong fitness and enjoyment.

HKIS Aquatics Academy

The HKIS Aquatics co-curricular program, called HKIS Aquatics Academy, offers Lower Primary, Upper Primary, and Grades 6 and 7 students five programs: Learn To Swim, Learn to Train, Synchronized Swimming, Junior Lifeguarding and Water Polo. These take place after school and on Saturdays at the Repulse Bay campus.

More information about these co-curricular programs can be found by clicking on the photos below:


The Learn to Swim (LTS) program follows the American Red Cross (ARC) and its levels. These swimming and water safety lessons are an extension to the students' curricular learning. By participating, students are able to retain important swim and safety skills, learn new ones, and achieve higher swim levels. For R1 to Grade 7 students.


The Learn to Train program continues stroke and skills development while being introduced to elements of using swimming for training and fitness purposes. For UPS and Grades 6 and 7 students who have completed ARC LTS Level 5 or above.


The Artistic Swimming program is a fun way to increase your strength, endurance, flexibility and focus. Students will learn synchro skills and how to synchronize their movements with one another in patterns to music. For UPS and Grade 6 students who have completed ARC LTS Level 4 or above. This activity won't be offered during Term 1 2021. The plan is to offer it again in Term 2.


The Junior Lifeguarding program is designed to guide youth interested in learning more about becoming a certified lifeguard. It builds a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills used by professional lifeguards. It develops swimming skills and endurance, and teaches techniques. For UPS and Grades 6 and 7 students who have completed ARC LTS Level 4 or above.


The Water Polo program aims to bridge the gap between learn-to-swim and the sport of water polo for swimmers from grade 2 and upward who have achieved ARC LTS Level 3. It is designed to harness all the fun, dynamic aspects of the game of water polo in a safe environment that will motivate kids to swim and stay fit.

Term 1 2021-2022 Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

Useful Resources for Parents

Terms & Conditions

How to Register - Aquatics Academy

2021 Term 1 registration has closed as groups and their waiting lists are full. Places do still remain, however, in our Junior Lifeguarding course for students of grades 5 - 7 that have completed Level 4 or higher. If you are interested in signing up for this opportunity, contact us at

All Parents, for useful information regarding Term 1  Click Here

Registered Parents:  SchoolsBuddy Login

New / Unregistered Parents, for more information about our program and how to register  Click Here

Aquatics Curricular Program

All Lower and Upper Primary students take part in a learn-to-swim program during a scheduled aquatics unit as part of their curricular learning. A dedicated, specially trained team of HKIS swimming instructors and Aquatics Director prepare and deliver this program following the standards and guidelines of the American Red Cross (ARC). Information regarding the Curricular Program and the ARC swim levels can be found here.


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New Parents, for more information about the program and how to register
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