Kids Swimming Lessons

Kids swimming lessons are for children aged from 5 years old and onwards. Swimming practice for this age group is primarily concerned with fundamentals of swim skills such as water familiarity and water confidence. It also focuses on areas such as breath exchange, body positioning and propulsion movements from the arms and legs. Swimming strokes are introduced, and with a target set on improving swimming increased distances while executing proper stroke techniques.

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Suitable for children between 5 to 13 years old

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Available for both group and private classes

Kids swimming lessons play an important role in the holistic development of children, whether is it for physical excercise or learning about water safety. Swimming is an activity which not only encourages kids to stay active, it also builds social interaction skills amongst kids in group classes. Swimming lessons is a recognised and highly regarded activity in Singapore. This sport has also been included aspart of the national curriculum. Ministry of Education has made it a compulsory program for every kid to exposed to swimming lessons by primary 3. Learning at a young age enables your child to develop advanced physical and cognitive abilities. In addition, it also pushes for muscular and mental growth. Moreover, being in an aquatic environment stimulates the brain to produce stress-reducing hormones known as endorphins. This improves the child’s mood and reduce anxiety.

Types of Kids Swimming Lessons

 

Kids swimming lessons in Singapore are typically categorised into private classes and group classes. They are often conducted in a public swimming complex, a purpose-built pool facility or a residential private pool. Lesson duration ranges from 45 to 60 minutes depending on the group size of the class. Private swimming lessons and smaller group classes are usually 45 minutes long regardless of lesson location. A typical group class of 8 to 10 students are usually 60 minutes long.

Private Classes

Group Classes

Benefits Of Starting Your  Child Early For Swimming Lessons

1. Building positive confidence in and out of the pool

 

It is common for some children to be wary of the water as an environment to be in. The learning pathway that helps them to overcome this sense of fear and uneasiness is a highly positive process in yielding gains for self-esteem. This makes for an awesome self-confidence booster! Through the many swim skills taught in swim classes, the regular process of learning and achieving establishes a positive attitude for learners even across all other physical activities, a wonderful life skill.

2. Improved mental development for young children

 

At a young age, water forms a sensorial experience that aids mental and emotional development. Research has shown that the kinaesthetic nature of swim movements supported in a buoyant environment with the need for coordination. This stimulates the child’s mind and body connection, enhancing development in the brain, contributing to improved performances in other areas such as comprehension for language, and even problem solving in mathematics!

3. Physical activity with a wonderful and positive difference

 

Swimming is the only activity that engages the learner to have to interact across two mediums (air and water). While movement is made in the water, the process of the breathing rhythm requires a timely synchronisation of exhaling underwater, and inhaling when just above the water surface. This greater conscious effort of breathing has been proven through research studies, to have a significantly positive effect on lung function, and to even reduce the risk of asthma symptoms, especially for younger children.

4. Improved social skills

 

Although swimming is often thought to be an activity that is more of an individual performance, the nature of swim learning is quite the opposite. It mostly takes place in a group setting – making it an enjoyable experience between fellow swim mates. There are no shortage of opportunities to continually develop social skills with meaningful social engagement in and outside of school.

5. Reduce stress for a better lifestyle

 

Did you know that swimming has been proven to increase endorphins, boosting mood positively from within? Much like other sports activities, the sense of routine assists in clearing the mind, relieving stress through a balanced lifestyle of regular physical activity.

SwimSafer 2.0 Programme For Children

As kids grow up, they will become more active and curious to try new things. Being able to play in the pool or by the beach will be one of the activities they look forward to. Thus, equipping them with essential water-safety knowledge and critical water-survival skills is key.

In fact, with the inclusion of swimming into the national education curriculum, children swimming lessons considered an essential life skill. Here at Aquatics In Motion,  we inculcate the SwimSafer syllabus into our kids learn-to-swim-programme. The SwimSafer progressions are typically categorised into 6 varying levels, with each level representing different stages of the syllabus. The levels are basically grouped into Beginner (Stage 1), Intermediate (Stage 2 & 3), Advanced (Bronze, Silver & Gold).

SwimSafer Stage 1

SwimSafer Stage 2

SwimSafer Stage 3

SwimSafer Bronze

SwimSafer Silver

SwimSafer Gold

Moving On To Greater Things

So what’s after SwimSafer Gold? For most parents, it’s either furthuring their child’s water safety knowledge by attending a Lifesaving Course, or pursuing high performance in Competitive Swimming.

For lifesaving course, attending lifesaving 1, lifesaving 2 and lifesaving 3 are the pre-requisite courses before one is able to attend the bronze medallion or pool lifeguard course.

For competitive swimming, a good starting point for aspiring kids will be to take part in the Singapore Swimming Proficiency Awards (SSPA). This programme is launched to promote swimming proficiency and provide progression for furthur advancement in swimming after SwimSafer. This helps provide a big enough talent pool for the next generation of potential Singapore competitive swimmers.

Lifesaving Course

Competitive Swimming