Kids Swimming Lessons

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.

Kids Swimming Lesson

Swimming Progression For Kids

  • Develop survival skills earlier
  • Develop essential social, personal
  • Improve motor skills
  • Improve hand-eye coordination
  • Increased water confidence
  • Advanced cognitive and linguistic skills 

Learning how to swim with a group of similar-aged children will help build communication skills with other children. Having fun lessons conducted in an energetic environment, your child will get a chance to experience the thrill of competing with their peers in mini swim races during class. 

Swimming helps to stimulate growth for children as it promotes advanced physical and cognitive abilities. This stimuli not only pushes for muscle and coordination growth but mental growth as well. Being in the water also help to cool down one’s mind, which can be a perfect sport for kids.

In conclusion, swimming is a great life skill to have that hones your child’s confidence and social abilities, kids swimming lesson is certainly an activity parents will sign their up for!


Benefits Of Kids 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 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.

3. 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.

4. 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!

5. 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

Kids Swimming Journey With Us

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, swimming is now considered an essential life skill.

At Aquatics In Motion, we adhere strictly to the swimsafer syllabus in our kids learn-to-swim-programme. Our learn-to-swim progressions are generally categorised into 3 different levels, with each level represented by one or more swimsafer tests. The levels are Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.


Beginner SwimSafer Stage 1

SwimSafer Stage 2

SwimSafer Stage 3


SwimSafer Bronze

SwimSafer Silver

SwimSafer Gold