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Kids Swimming Lessons

Swimming provides significant benefits to kids in terms of safety, health & education.

Safety

As parents, our main concern is the safety of our children By teaching your child to swim, this would greatly reduce the risk of drowning. Learning how to swim can let the children try to play many other fun water sports like kayaking & scuba diving.

Health

Swimming promotes health. Swimming builds endurance, increases strength & stamina. Swimming reduces chances of obesity. It helps to maintain

healthy heart & lungs. These health benefits of swimming would benefit your child for a lifetime.

Education

At SwimBest Swim School, our kids swimming lessons are designed according to the Singapore Sports Council’s SwimSafer syallabus. Kids will start from SwimSafer Stage 1,2 & 3 and progress to Bronze, Silver & Gold awards.

Beginner

SwimSafer Stage 1

Students will learn how to enter water and exit the pool safely Introduction to flotation survival technique. Students will be taught how to move forward and backward in the water.

Entries & Exits

Enter the water safely and confidently with slide-in entry and exit using ladder and from pool edge.

Sculling & Body Orientation

Recover from a face down float or glide to a standing position Recover from a back float or glide to a standing position
Introduction to Floatation Survival Technique

Underwater Skills

Submerge in waist depth water, open eyes and blow bubbles.

Movement/Swimming/Strokes

Swim: Any stroke Forward movement 10 metres in to Backward movement 5 metres

Survival & Activity skills

Support body in an upright position and signal distress. Grasp a flotation aid thrown for support. Be pulled to safety, wearing clothing, correctly fit a PFD, jump into the water, float for 30 seconds and then climb out of deep water.

Knowledge

Rules of behaviour in, on or near the Water safety knowledge at a swimming pool

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Intermediate Level

SwimSafer Stage 2

Students will learn to swim at least 25 metres. Development of skills such as sculling and usage of Personal Flotation Device (PFD) will be covered in the lesson plan. Read more – Swimsafer Stage 2

Entries & Exits

Perform a step-in entry

Sculling & Body Orientation

Demonstrate sculling in an upright position for 10 seconds with arms only.

Underwater Skills

Search for and recover an object in chest deep water depth.

Movement/Swimming/Strokes

Swim 25m – Any stroke
Breaststroke
Backstroke
Survival Backstroke

Survival & Activity skills

Swim wearing clothing for 15m. Demonstrate flotation survival technique Correctly fit a PFD, jump into the water and swim for 5 metres and climb out of deep water.

Knowledge

Water safety rules in various aquatic environments

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SwimSafer Stage 3

  • Students will learn to swim at least 50 metres.
  • Students will enhance their sculling skills.
  • Students will be taught how to wear PFD in the water.
  • Throw and reach rescue will be covered in the lesson plan

Entries & Exits

Perform a stride/straddle entry

Sculling & Body Orientation

Demonstrate sculling in a horizontal position for 10 seconds with arms only. Demonstrate the ability to change direction on command.Demonstrate reverse action

Underwater Skills

In chest deep water swim through hoops on pool bottom 2 metres apart.

Movement/Swimming/Strokes

Swim 50 metres continuously 25 metres using either Breaststroke or Front- Crawl and 25 metres using either Backstroke or Survival Backstroke

Survival & Activity skills

Swim wearing clothing for 25 metres Demonstrate ability to correctly fit a PFD in the water.

Rescue Skills

Throw a flotation aid to a partner at 3 metres distance and instruct to kick to the edge Perform a reach rescue using a rigid aid and pull a partner to safety

Knowledge

Principles of personal survival

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Advance Level

Swimsafer Stage Bronze

  • Students will learn to swim at least 100 metres.
  • Students will learn how to perform backward and forward somersault in the water.
  • Throw and wade rescue will be covered in the lesson plan

Entries & Exits

Enter water using a compact jump

Sculling & Body Orientation

Demonstrate a backward and forward somersault in the water.

Underwater Skills

Search for and recover an object in 1.5 m of water depth. Demonstrate a feet-first surface dive.

Movement/Swimming/Strokes

Swim 100 metres continuously
25 metres Front Crawl
25 metres Breaststroke
25 metres Backstroke
25 metres Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke

Survival & Activity skills

Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate 3 minutes swimming slowly using any appropriate swim stroke, changing each minute

Rescue Skills

Perform a throw rescue using an unweighted rope over a distance of 6 metres. Wade to a person and deliver a flotation aid in deep water. Approach in “Ready” position

Knowledge

Principles of water craft safety

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Swimsafer Stage Silver

  • Students will learn to swim at least 200 meters continuously.
  • Efficient stroke techniques must be used.
  • Students will further enhance their sculling skills.
  • Non-contact rescue of a person to safety will be covered in the lesson plan.

Entries & Exits

Demonstrate a dive entry (crouching)

Sculling & Body Orientation

Keep face above the water for 60 seconds sculling with hands only

Underwater Skills

In 1.5 metres of water depth swim through hoops on pool bottom 3 metres apart.

Movement/Swimming/Strokes

Swim 200 metres continuously
50 metres Front Crawl
50 metres Breaststroke
50 metres Backstroke
50 metres Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke Efficient stroke techniques must be used

Survival & Activity skills

Dressed in swimwear, long pants and long sleeved shirt, perform the following as a continuous sequence:Enter deep water using an appropriate entry method, Submerge feet first, Swim underwater for 3 metres, Resurface scull, float or tread water for 3 minutes waving for help intermittently. Clothing may be removed. Correctly fit a PFD while treading water and then swim 25 meters and climb out of the water

Rescue Skills

Using a buoyant aid, accompanied (non- contact) rescue of a person 15 meters from safety

Knowledge

Recognising an Emergency

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SwimSafer Stage Gold

  • Students will learn to swim at least 400 metres continuously.
  • Efficient stroke techniques must be used.
  • Standing dive, thread water for longer period will be covered.
  • Tow (non-contact) rescue of a person to safety will be covered
    in the lesson plan.

Entries & Exits

Demonstrate a standing dive

Sculling & Body Orientation

Keep face above the water surface for 60 seconds using legs only

Underwater Skills

Search for and recover an object in 1.8 metres of water depth. Demonstrate equalising of ear/nose.

Movement/Swimming/Strokes

Swim 400 metres continuously
100 metres Breaststroke
100 metres Front Crawl
100 metres Backstroke
100 metres Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke
Efficient stroke techniques must be used

Survival & Activity skills

Dressed in swimwear, long pants, long- sleeved shirt , shoes and socks, perform the following sequence: Enter deep water using an appropriate entry method swim 5 metres underwater to simulate an escape form a sinking boat surrounded by oil. Swim a further 45 metres as if escaping from a dangerous situation. Remove shoes and then swim slowly for further 50 metres using any preferred swim stroke occasionally signalling for help. Remove clothing in deep water. Fit PFD correctly while treading water, swim 100 metres using appropriate strokes. Demonstrate HELP technique and climb out of the water whilst wearing the PFD

Rescue Skills

Using a suitable buoyant aid, tow (non- contact) rescue of a person 10 metres from safety.

Knowledge

Principles when performing a rescue

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