General FAQs
What if my swimming lessons fall on rainy day?

In cases of thunderstorm/lightning alerts, for group lessons, land drill and theory lessons will take place instead in the sheltered area.

For private lessons, If the weather is unfavourable, please contact the coach 2 hours in advance to arrange a reschedule (subjected to coach’s availability).

What if I can't attend the lesson. Is there any make-up?

For Classes Conduct at Happy Fish Pools

Yes, each lesson term comes with 4 make-up credits. Make-up credits must be fully utilised within the same term. Absences must be notified at least 2 days in advance for non-medical reasons or 2 hours before lesson and supported with medical proof for medical reasons. Failing to do so, the lesson will be charged.

For Classes Conduct at Public Pools

There is no make-up lesson for group classes. For private lesson, you can work with your instructor to reschedule the timing. However, you will need to complete the 4 lessons in 6 weeks.

Can I choose between male and female swimming instructor?
Yes you can. We have our Ladies Programme, specially dedicated for lessons in an all female setting (instructor included). Additional details can be found here – Lady Swimming Lessons.
Are your swim coaches certified?

Yes, our Kids / Adults Programme’s coaches are not only certified by Singapore Sport Council and Singapore Swimming Teacher’s Association, but they are also certified life guards too.Our Infant / Toddler Programme’s coaches are certified under AUSTSWIM (Infant & Preschool Aquatics).

What is the maximum size of your group lesson?

Our Infant / Toddler Programme group classes will be up to 6 pax; whereas our Kids / Adults Programme will be up to 6 pax (Happy Fish pools), or 10 pax (public swimming complexes).

What do I need to bring for my swimming lesson?
You need to have your own swim gear, goggles and float board for the first lesson. Your swimming instructor may advise you to buy other equipments if needed.
What if my child cries during the swimming lesson?
If your child cries, it doesn’t really mean your child isn’t ready for swimming lessons. Your child may be adjusting to the separation from Mom or Dad, getting accustomed to the new surroundings, or just having a bad day. Give your child some time and let him develop his confidence, very soon he will be able to enjoy this wonderful experience in a total relax environment with us.
Where do you normally conduct your swimming lesson?
We conduct private swimming lesson island-wide. All we need from you is to authorize us to access the pool if lessons are conducted over at condos or private swimming pools. We also conduct private swimming lessons at public swimming complex, which do not require any authorization for access. For group swimming lesson, we conduct our group classes at various public swimming complex like Bukit Batok Swimming Complex, Bedok Swimming Complex, Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex, etc. Because our schedule of classes is constantly evolving with our students, we unfortunately do not have a set schedule that we can post or send to you. Please contact us for the time schedule.
How long will it take for my child or myself to learn how to swim?
Everyone is an individual with different ability. It usually takes around 3-4 months to have basic swimming knowledge. For individual with water phobia, the process may be longer. Take your time with us, you will definitely enjoy the learning process.
Why are infant and young toddler class have shorter lesson period?
Research shows that young children have shorter concentration span. Therefore they will get tired quickly and tend to reject any other information if the lesson continue on for too long. Keeping the class period shorter will keep their interest in swimming.
I'm interested to register swimming lessons. How do I go about it?
You can sign up through our website by clicking swimming lessons. You may also call us @ 6589 8650 to register!
I couldn't find my answer.
Please email your enquiries to, we will be in touch with you soon. Alternatively, you can  give us a call at 6589 8650, Mondays-Sundays, 9am-6pm.
What if the coach is absent?

If the coach is away / ill, we will attempt to find a suitable coach as a potential replacement for that class.

How much are your fees?

Kindly find our rates listed here: .

FAQs for Babies & Toddlers
At what age should my child learn to swim?
Children can start learning at any age, but the best would be when they are very young. In fact, the younger the better. This is because younger children tend to be like a clean slate, and thus pick up new skills and techniques very fast. In addition, with the combination of swimming techniques and the growth of their bodies, we notice that these same little ones do the same thing as their peers, but better.

Lastly, one of our key concerns is the risk of the child being influenced by the media (e.g. TV or stories) where they develop a fear of water, which is what we would like to avoid.

What is the age range for Toddler Swimming Lessons?
Children aged between 2 to 4 years old would be considered under the Young Toddlers’ category.
Can I group my 12 months old baby with 3 years old toddler together?
As they are in different categories, we recommend to conduct the class separately. We will be using different syllabus for Infant and Toddler Swim Lessons.
Does a potty trained child still need swim diapers?

 Snugly fit swim diaper (Reusable and non-adjustable type).

Swimming is an activity that utilises multiple muscles while holding their breath underwater. In the process of swimming and kicking, a child (usually of older age) may not have proper control over all of them simultaneously. Therefore, to prevent mishaps, we strongly encourage all children of age 5 and below to wear a snugly fitted swim diaper. Failure to do so may result in fines imposed for cleaning and evacuation.

What do I need to bring for the lessons?

1) Baby swimwear ( No wet-suit required, the pool is heated)
2) Snugly fit swim diaper (reusable and non-adjustable type)
3) Parent tight-fitting swimsuit (No baggy swim shorts or beachwear)
4) Baby’s favourite waterproof toys (if any)
5) Toiletries
6) Towels
7) A clean set of clothing
8) Baby’s food and drinks (Babies tend to be hungry after lessons)

Important Notice:
1) Children 5 years and below will be required to wear snugly fitting swimwear (Reusable and non-adjustable Type).
2) Single-use disposable or adjustable swim diapers aren’t allowed as they are prone to leakage, this is what we at Happy Fish have observed in many cases.

Are your swimming instructors certified and proficient in handling babies & toddlers of that age?
Our swimming instructors conducting infant classes are fully qualified with the relevant certifications from the AUSTSWIM Infant & Preschool Aquatics. They also have at least a few years of experience conducting infant classes.
Is there any trial class available?
Yes, we do offer trial lesson at S$40 per pax for 3 in a group trial at Jurong East, Bedok & Horsecity and S$50 per pax for individual trial at Bukit Timah indoor pool
What do babies & toddlers learn in our class?
They will learn to enter the water, swim across and exit the pool independently. Just in case if they fell into the water, they will automatically turn around and swim back to safety.
How soon can my child swim?
Every child is unique and therefore it is very difficult to say how long they will take to learn. A general expectation will be 2 to 3 terms. After the first terms, you can start to see them propel a short distance in the water.
Can a toddler with asthma learn to swim?
Yes, they can definitely learn how to swim. In fact, the breathing of warm, moist air (instead of cold, dry air) may actually help reduce the risk of asthmatic attacks.
Does the parent need to accompany? Can both parents enter the pool?

Yes, our Baby / Toddler Programmes are parent-accompanied classes. Up to 2 adults can accompany the child into the pool.

How do you keep the pool clean?

We utilise a combination of salt chlorinator, and UV to disinfect our pools throughout the day. In addition to manually and regularly cleaning of filters, we also deploy cleaning robots to maintain the overall cleanliness of the pool every day.

Besides that, we have to submit the water to NEA for Sample Test. This monthly sampling programme is to ensure that the water quality meets the physical, chemical and bacteriological standards of NEA regulations.

Where are your classes held at?

We conduct our baby and toddler classes at the following indoor heated swimming pool.

  • 1 Pasir Ris Close (Wild Wild Wet)
  • 750 Chai Chee Road (Viva Business Park)
  • 2 Jurong Gateway Road (Opposite IMM)
  • 100 Turf Club Road @ Horsecity (Near to Sixth Ave MRT)
  • 8 Duke’s Road (Near to Botanic Garden MRT)
How early should I eat before the lesson?

It is recommended to eat about an hour before the lesson so that proper digestion can take place. This will also enable the food not to affect your baby swimming performance.

Are googles required?

They are preferable if you are not comfortable with opening your eyes in the water.

Otherwise, the lack of googles is fine.

Why 30 minutes lesson for infant and toddler?

Little ones tend to have a much shorter attention span because everything around is so new to them, and there is a possibility of overstimulation of their senses. When this happens, not only do they stop learning, but it may also result in them being emotional or cranky (which is actually detrimental to learning). Based on our experience, 30 mins is a soft spot where we can achieve good progress in the class, while still avoiding the class being too long for them.

Why parent needs to involve in infant and toddler class?
Parent are the best teacher of their children. By joining the lesson together, you will learn how to teach your child and practise at your own time.
Can you guarantee result?
We have conducted classes for more than 5000 infant and toddlers. The success rate is 100%. It is just the matter of time. Children who are not comfortable in the water will take longer time.
FAQs for Kid’s Lessons
What is the age range for this particular category?
Children aged 5 years and above would consider kids category.
Do I need to be in the pool together with my child?
There is no need for parents to be in the pool with the child. They can observe the class near the pool.
Can I group my 3 years old kid with 8 year old kid together?
As they are in different categories, we recommend to conduct the class separately. We will suggest a back to back lesson for your children. We will be using different syllabus for toddler and kid swimming lessons.
My child is Asthmatic. Is he suitable to learn swimming?
We highly recommend a doctor’s opinion to be sought first as there are varying degrees of Asthma.
Is there any trial class available?
You are welcome to register a package that offers a minimum of 12 lessons. You may refer to Kid Swimming Lessons for more information. We are sorry that we do not offer single trial class at the moment.
FAQs for Adults & Ladies
If I'm not able to attend a particular lesson, will there be any make up?
It depends on whether you are going for group or a private swimming lessons. There will be no make up for group class. As for private class, you are required to inform your instructor at least ONE day before the lesson should you wish to postpone your lesson. ALL students are required to complete 4 lessons in 6 weeks.
I am Asthmatic. Am I suitable for swimming?
We highly recommend a doctor’s opinion to be sought first as there are varying degrees of Asthma.
Are the ladies’ classes conducted by a female instructor?
Yes, they are conducted by a female instructor and the classes are made up of only female students.
Is there any trial class available?
Interested registrants are welcomed to register for a month before deciding on a package. You may refer to the Adult Swimming Lessons Page to find out more. We are sorry that we do not offer single trial class at the moment.