Every baby has the potential to become a Water Baby.
The sooner a child discovers the freedom of buoyancy and underwater swimming, the more relaxed and independent he or she will become.
Babies are born with over 70 neonatal reflexes. They have the ability to react to stimulation with motor responses. As most neonatal reflexes weaken during the first 6 months, babies need proper guidance to master new patterns of voluntary movement in order to explore the water in a safe and fun environment.
Swimming allows babies to exercise which helps in development of their motor, coordination, lung capacity and balance. Research shows early swimming also helps baby in growing sense of self-esteem, confidence and independence. It is also helpful in literacy and numeracy development.
Our aquatic program is designed for babies from 4 months to 2 years old. Babies will learn how to enter water safely, hold their breath when they go underwater, propel themselves to the side of the pool and finally get out of the pool safely.
What’s In It For My Baby?
Research shows children who swim at very young age
- Excellent way to physical, social & emotional development.
- Improve heart and lung function.
- Precious bonding session with parents.
- Better oral expression, literacy, numeracy & mathematical reasoning compared to normal population
* Research done by Griffith University, Australia on 7000 babies.
The duration of swimming class is kept short to cater to the learning style of every little child. Parents are encouraged to participate and assist in lessons to make your babies feel more comfortable, reduce feeling of strange and separation anxiety. Hence, they will be able to adapt quickly to the new environment in the pool as well as our instructors way more faster!
What will babies learn?
Our Infant Swimming Program
With it’s many years of teaching experience since 2007, Happy Fish has developed a highly effective teaching system that has successfully taught thousands of children how to swim with confidence. Following an engaging and fun curriculum, one can expect a pleasant learning experience which produces tangible results.
Classes at Happy Fish are usually ongoing in order to develop a good consistent routine in our students. This also enables them to be able to minimise disruption, while promoting progression. Every stage is expected to last about 3 to 6 months, with some of the key milestones being:
In this stage children can submerge and float in the water comfortably.
In this stage, children can swim short distances independently.
In this stage, children can swim longer distances, swim around and climb out of the pool independently
About The Instructors
|Sunday||2:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm|
|Sunday||9:00am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm|
Happy Fish Indoor Heated Pool @ Jurong East (Tentatively start 2nd week of Oct)
|Saturday||9:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm|
Happy Fish Indoor Heated Pool @ Bedok (Tentatively start 2nd week of Nov)
30 minutes per lesson
Indoor Heated Pool
S$400 per term (10 + 2 Free Lessons)
PROMOTION: Enjoy 20% off for Weekday classes
Bedok Swimming Complex
S$160 per month (4 lessons)
S$320 per term (8 + 4 Free Lessons)
- Parent’s involvement is required. We welcome both parents to participate!
- Schedule is fixed for 12 consecutive weeks lesson excluding public holidays.
- There will be no make up lesson for absenteeism.
- Please be advised that photos and videos may be taken for training and marketing purposes.
- Children will be required to wear swim diapers when in the pool.
Your preferred location or Happy Fish Indoor Heated Pool
Weekdays ONLY (Subject to coach availability)
30 minutes per session
1 month = 4 lessons
- Individual: S$300 per month
- 2 in a group: S$350 per month
- 3 in a group: S$400 per month
- 4 in a group: S$450 per month
- 5 in a group: S$500 per month
- 6 in a group: S$550 per month
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Important Message For Parents
- Baby can read your body language and any subtle changes. Try to be calm, relax and always put on your best smile! Your little one will soon discover that swimming is a fun and enjoyable experience.
- Do not expect your baby to submerge or swim very soon after they are introduced to the water. Every little children is individual. Focus on the long term goal and avoid putting pressure on short term achievement.
- Don’t be over ambitious. Allow your babies to gradually develop and improve at his or her own pace.
- Practise makes perfect. Every children needs regular lesson and training, never try to hurry! Your child will learn much more in short frequent regular visits than in the occasional long one.
- If your child accidentally ingested water during the lesson. Cough together and give them a gentle pat on their back. Praise them for trying and don’t forget to put on your best smile! Children needs to be encourage. By doing this, children will enjoy and have fun.
- If your child cries during the lesson, it doesn’t mean that your child is not ready for swimming lesson. You child may be getting accustomed to the new surroundings, or just having a bad day. Give your child some time and let him develop his confident, very soon he will be able to enjoy this wonderful experience in a total relax environment with us.