General FAQs

What if my swimming lessons fall on rainy day?

For private lesson, you can liaise directly with your coach or vice versa with regards to your class status during bad weathers. Group lessons that meet thunderstorm and lightning will be postponed until safe weather conditions prevail. Lesson will be conducted as usual under drizzling rain.

Can I choose between male and female swimming instructor?

Yes. You can definitely choose the gender of instructor you are comfortable with. However, female instructors has very high demand and so there are limited time slot available if you wish to have a female swimming instructor. Please refer to Lady Swimming Lessons for pricing and details.

Are your swim coaches certified?
Yes. Our coaches are certified by Singapore Sport Council and Singapore Swimming Teacher’s Association. They are definitely certified life guard too. We take your swimming lessons seriously and guarantee students safety throughout the lesson.
What is the maximum size of your group lesson?

It depends on which level you are referring to. For adult group classes, the maximum number of student in a group is around 10 students. For Kids Group classes, the size will be 8-10 students.

What is the maximum size of your group lesson?

It depends on which level you are referring to. For adult group classes, the maximum number of student in a group is around 10 students. For Kids Group classes, the size will be 8-10 students.

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!
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FAQs for Babies & Toddlers

What is the minimum age for infants to take part?

Our programme is suitable for babies from 4 months old onwards. Any babies younger than 4 months old is welcome to register for their slots first.

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.

What do I need to bring for the lessons?

Bring along your baby’s wetsuit, swim diapers and baby’s favourite waterproof toys.

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 $50 per pax.

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.

How often do you change the pool water?

Singapore:

Every week, we will backwash a portion of the water out and refill with new water. We uses mineral pure system where the mineral ion will sanitise the pool constantly. We will also dose a minimum amount of chlorine as required by NEA.

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.
If you take a look, you will see crystal clear water

Malaysia:

Every week, we will backwash a portion of the water out and refill with new water. Meanwhile, the pool is sanitised with salt chlorinator, UV and mineral ions. If you take a look, you will see crystal clear water.

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?

Infant and toddler have shorter attention span at about 30 minutes. Stretching the lesson duration will be counter productive.

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 a month.

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.