Kids Swimming Lessons in Singapore
The benefits of Swimming Lessons for kids are endless. Not only is swimming a healthy way to get active, kids swimming lessons also teach kids important skills that could save a life.
Swimming teaches your child useful lifesaving skills. Our classes at Swimbest prepare your child for water sports and other water-related activities. Our swimming lessons will also teach your kids to develop a greater awareness towards water safety.
Swimming helps build endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular health in children. In the long term, swimming will promote your child’s agility and fitness.
At SwimBest Swim School, our kids swimming lessons are designed based on the Singapore Sports Council’s SwimSafer syllabus. Kids will start from SwimSafer Stage 1,2 & 3 and progress to Bronze, Silver & Gold awards. Read on for a more comprehensive outline of our programmes.
Beginner Swimming Lessons for Kids
SwimSafer Stage 1
Students will learn how to enter water and exit the pool safely. They will also be introduced to flotation survival techniques. Also, students will learn 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 across the pool. They will also learn useful skills such as sculling and usage of Personal Flotation Device (PFD).
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
This programme teaches students important endurance techniques for them to swim at least 50 metres. They will also improve their sculling skills. Furthermore, they will learn how PFDs work in the water. This programme will also cover throw and reach rescue tactics.
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
Advance Level Swimming Lessons for Kids
Swimsafer Stage Bronze
This programme will train endurance and stamina. Students are expected to swim at least 100 metres per lesson. In addition, students will learn to perform backward and forward somersaults in the water. Our lesson plan also covers throw and wade rescue.
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
This programme involves more endurance training. Students are expected to swim at least 200 metres continuously with efficient stroke techniques. Sculling and non-contact rescue techniques will also be taught.
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
This is the most advanced stage in our syllabus. In this programme, students will be drilled and trained to swim at least 400 metres with excellent form and stroke technique. Students will also learn standing dives, tow rescue and effective water threading.
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