Sports at ISHCMC

ISHCMC sports student shooting a basketball

At International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) we believe that students should be balanced. Participating in sports at ISHCMC gives children the outlet they need to develop physically and teaches them important life lessons about teamwork, perseverance, risk-taking, ethics and sportsmanship.

Our sports teams are recognized within Vietnam and abroad for their integrity, ability and sense of fair play. We have built programs that allow many children to complete whether they are experienced or beginners.



Saigon International School Athletic Conference (SISAC)

ISHCMC is a core member of the 15-school SISAC athletic conference which offers the opportunity for interschool competition for 3 age groups (U11, U14, U19) in the following sports:

  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Badminton
  • Gymnastics
  • Track & Field
  • Cross Country

ASEAN Sports & Activities Conferences (ASAC)

ISHCMC is proud to be a founding member of ASAC, an association of five international schools in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. ASAC promotes interschool sports and competitions for students in Secondary School. ASAC provides our students with the opportunity to make lasting friendships and great memories which are equally as valuable as the chance to test themselves on the playing field.

Sporting tournaments for Volleyball, Basketball and Football are held throughout the year at two levels - Junior (Grades 6-8) and Senior (Grades 9 -12).

PTO Saturday Sports

This is led by the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) with a group of dedicated volunteers coaching sports and providing our students with the opportunity to play different sports and learn new skills. Sports offered have included field hockey, netball, touch and football for younger players.

ISHCMC Aquatics

Swimming is an exciting and fun sport at ISHCMC. We offer children the opportunity to learn to swim or take part in a competitive swim team. The ISHCMC Stingrays are renowned for their both their ability and team spirit.


The ISHCMC Stingrays is the competitive swim team for students in Grades 1-12 with over 120 students who regularly compete locally and internationally including in Bangkok, Singapore and Hanoi. There are five different levels:

  • Silver Squad (Primary School Transitional Squad)
  • Gold Squad (Primary School Developmental Squad )
  • Platinum Squad (Secondary School Competitive Squad)
  • Titanium Squad (Secondary School Transitional Squad)
  • Chromium Squad (Secondary School Developmental Squad)

ISHCMC Swim School

ISHCMC Aquatics offers a program of graded levels to students who would like to learn to swim. There is also an Aquatots program available to siblings of ISHCMC students, synchronized swimming and masters swimming.



ISHCMC Sports & Aquatics Brochure 2020 - 2021