Squidditch and the ES Relay Extravaganza 2018

Although it has been a quick six weeks of swimming for Grade 2 through to Grade 5, we have seen amazing improvements with many pupils. It is great to see all of these age groups swimming in the 25m pool and many practicing advanced skills. This week all classes culminated their successful swim unit with ‘Squidditch’, a newly introduced game…..watch the promo video HERE

There is still one more exciting aquatics date which we have. The Inter-house Relay Extravaganza is on Friday 1st June. Grade 2s and Grade 3s will be swimming from 12.30-14.00 and the Grade 4s and 5s will be from 14.00-15.30 so make sure you come and support. It will be an exciting afternoon so save the date.

Time to get WET & WILD!

After half a year of Middle School and High School swimmers, the aquatics department (Mr. Hamilton the Aquatics Coordinator and Coach Hiep) are extremely excited by the arrival of Grade 2 to 5s and their PE teachers. Starting next week, and continuing for 6 weeks, students will be swimming during their PE lessons. Please visit the aquatics site to find out about our new PROGRAM and EXPECTATIONS for swimming. If there are any special requirements for, or exclusions from, swimming over the next 6 weeks please inform Martin Hamilton aquaticscoordinator@unishanoi.org as well as your PE teacher. Please also visit our blog on RASHVESTS. Many thanks and if you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Swimming with Rash Vests

As we are well into our first session of swimming I would like to mention the use of rash vests, rash suits or sun shirts during lessons. We would highly recommend swimmers not to wear them during curriculum swimming. Fortunately our pool is covered and we are never in direct sunlight but more importantly we tend to find the shirts hamper natural body movement and add a lot of drag to the younger swimmer. It therefore makes it harder for them to swim. This also applies to shorts which fall at, or below the knees.


For girls we would recommend a simple one piece costume and for boys, thigh length trunks. Many thanks,

Martin Hamilton

Grade 8 Waterpolo

The Grade 8s have been enjoying the water polo unit this year and covering a range of criteria including planning and skills development. The collaboration in each class has been amazing and we have noticed a sharp increase in swimming fitness with game play. Next Monday we will have the ‘great debate’ to see which class has learnt and developed the most.

Seal of Approval

We have finally done all our pre-assessments of all the K2 and Grade 1 swimmers and what a talented bunch we have. Here we see the K2B Seal group warming up before a bit of stroke technique then a swim in the deep end, while the Seahorse practice leg kicks.

It’s swim time for K2 & Grade 1!

For the next four weeks, starting next Monday 18 September 2017, all K2 and Grade 1 pupils will be swimming in their PE lessons. Mr. Hamilton and Coach Hiep will be at the pool welcoming the classes and the PE teachers for what we know will be an exciting swim unit. I would encourage all parents to browse this site for information on our ES programme and ES expectations.

Here at UNIS we offer an excellent pupil to teacher ratio, ensuring a good safe environment with temperature controlled pools.

For any questions please fell free to contact Mr. Hamilton our Aquatics Coordinator