Kids Swimming Lessons
Swimming provides significant benefits to kids in terms of safety, health & education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enter the water safely and confidently with slide-in entry and exit using ladder and from pool edge.
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
Submerge in waist depth water, open eyes and blow bubbles.
Swim: Any stroke Forward movement 10 metres in to Backward movement 5 metres
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.
Rules of behaviour in, on or near the Water safety knowledge at a swimming pool
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
Perform a step-in entry
Demonstrate sculling in an upright position for 10 seconds with arms only.
Search for and recover an object in chest deep water depth.
Swim 25m – Any stroke
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.
Water safety rules in various aquatic environments
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
Perform a stride/straddle entry
Demonstrate sculling in a horizontal position for 10 seconds with arms only. Demonstrate the ability to change direction on command.Demonstrate reverse action
In chest deep water swim through hoops on pool bottom 2 metres apart.
Swim 50 metres continuously 25 metres using either Breaststroke or Front- Crawl and 25 metres using either Backstroke or Survival Backstroke
Swim wearing clothing for 25 metres Demonstrate ability to correctly fit a PFD in the water.
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
Principles of personal survival
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
Enter water using a compact jump
Demonstrate a backward and forward somersault in the water.
Search for and recover an object in 1.5 m of water depth. Demonstrate a feet-first surface dive.
Swim 100 metres continuously
25 metres Front Crawl
25 metres Breaststroke
25 metres Backstroke
25 metres Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke
Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt demonstrate 3 minutes swimming slowly using any appropriate swim stroke, changing each minute
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
Principles of water craft safety
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.
Demonstrate a dive entry (crouching)
Keep face above the water for 60 seconds sculling with hands only
In 1.5 metres of water depth swim through hoops on pool bottom 3 metres apart.
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
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
Using a buoyant aid, accompanied (non- contact) rescue of a person 15 meters from safety
Recognising an Emergency
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.
Demonstrate a standing dive
Keep face above the water surface for 60 seconds using legs only
Search for and recover an object in 1.8 metres of water depth. Demonstrate equalising of ear/nose.
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
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
Using a suitable buoyant aid, tow (non- contact) rescue of a person 10 metres from safety.
Principles when performing a rescue