Baby Swimming Lessons

Highly Qualified Instructors at Indoor Heated Swimming Pool

Baby Swimming Lessons

Highly Qualified Instructors at Indoor Heated Swimming Pool

Every baby has the potential to become a Water Baby.

baby swimmingThe sooner a child discovers the freedom of buoyancy and underwater swimming, the more relaxed and independent he or she will become.

Neonatal Reflexes

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.

Development

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?

baby swimming

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?

Water Familiarisation

Infants will learn how to explore in and around the water safely.

Breath Control

Infants will learn how to hold their breath when verbal and kinesthetic trigger is given.

Trauma-Free Submersion

Infants will develop confidence in submerging underwater and discover the freedom of buoyancy.

Free Floating

Infants will learn how to float without assistance to the ledge of pools or between adults.

Propulsion

Infants will learn basic hand paddling and leg kicking action to move around in the water.

Independency

Infants will learn how to swim between adults, grabbing shirts to pull themselves up, turn and swim back to the ledge and get out of the pool, all by themselves.

How Soon Can My Baby Swim?

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:

Beginners
In this stage children can submerge and float in the water comfortably.

Intermediate
In this stage, children can swim short distances independently.

Advance
In this stage, children can swim longer distances, swim around and climb out of the pool independently

About The Instructors

Being AUSTSWIM Gold Level Recognised Swim Centre, Happy Fish instructors are certified AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant & Preschool Aquatics. We love to give you and your baby the best swimming experience since birth! We bring your baby back to the water world just like when they were inside mummy’s tummy. Our job is to train you, parents, to be the best swimming teacher of your little champion. Come and join us to start your babies’ wonderful swimming journey today!

Happy Fish's Indoor Heated Swimming Pools

The happiest place to learn swimming!

Our indoor pool is running on high-quality salt chlorinator combined with UV filter. UV is the non-chemical technology used by New York City to purify drinking water. The results are equally impressive in swimming pools. You'll enjoy a pool that is safe, healthy, and a lot easier to manage. UV does the heavy lifting which lowers chlorine demand up to 90%. Bacteria and other disinfection by-products are safely eliminated.

We maintain pool temperature at 30-32 Celsius during lesson time, so be assured to enjoy the warm crystal clear water and say goodbye to shivers, stinging eyes, dry hair and skin! 

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Lessons’ Info

Location

  • Happy Fish @ Wild Wild Wet (Starting July 2019)
  • Happy Fish @ Bedok
  • Happy Fish @ Jurong East
  • Happy Fish @ Horsecity
  • Happy Fish @ Duke’s Road

Schedule

  • Weekday 9am to 9pm (Last class at 8.30pm)
  • Weekend 9am to 6pm (Last class at 5.30pm)

Duration

  • 30 minutes per lesson

Fees

  • Weekday: S$342.40 per term (incl. GST)
  • Weekend: S$428.00 per term (incl. GST)
  • Term: 10 lessons with 4 make-up credits
  • Group size: max. 6 students
  • Get a complimentary Featured Videography when you register for 3 terms in a single transaction.

Terms & Conditions

  • Lessons are scheduled for 10 consecutive weeks, excluding public holidays.
  • Make-up credits must be fully utilised within the same term.
  • Absences must be notified at least 2 days in advance for non-medical reason or 2 hours before lesson and supported with medical proof for medical reason. Failing to do so, the lesson will be charged.
  • Students with perfect attendance (or not utilising the make-up credits) are eligible to redeem an underwater photoshoot or a 1-minute milestone video capturing termly milestones.
  • There will be no lesson if the lesson falls on an actual public holiday, at no charge. Lessons will be as per normal for public holidays in lieu.
  • Children will be grouped according to age groups in their first term and may subsequently regroup according to their stages (timing may change).
  • Happy Fish will send a relief instructor if the class coach is unable to conduct the lesson on that day.
  • Start date will be postponed if the class size does not meet the minimum requirement.
  • Children 5 years and below will be required to wear approved snugly fitting swim diapers. Strictly no adjustable or disposable swim diapers.
  • Accompanying adults must wear appropriate swim attire. Strictly no shorts, long pants or t-shirts.
  • Parent’s involvement is required for baby and toddler classes. We welcome both parents to participate.
  • Other general Terms and Conditions apply

Register Swimming Lessons

Location

Any Happy Fish Indoor Heated Pool

Schedule

Weekdays ONLY (Subject to coach availability)

Duration

30 minutes per session

Fees

1 month = 4 lessons

  • Individual: S$321.00 per month
  • 2 in a group: S$374.50 per month
  • 3 in a group: S$428.00 per month
  • 4 in a group: S$481.50 per month
  • 5 in a group: S$535.00 per month
  • 6 in a group: S$588.50 per month

All prices above are inclusive of GST

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Is there any trial class available?

Yes, trial lesson at $42.80 per pax, 3 students in a group. Private trial class available on certain timing at Bukit Timah outlet at SGD53.50 too!

How long is it going to take for my baby to learn to swim?

Every child is unique and therefore it is very difficult to say how long they will take to learn. There may be some that start out slow, but later progress really quickly at the later stages. As a simple guideline, we expect them to start picking up about 4-6 months after they become comfortable with the water.

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.

Do I need to be in the water with my baby?

Yes, parents are required to join their babies for swimming lessons. In fact, we welcome both parents to join us. After all, you are your baby’s best teacher! Our instructor will guide you on how to teach your babies to swim. This allows the baby and parents to have fun together. Your babies will also have a sense of security.

Can both parents join in the lesson?

Yes of course, we welcome both parents to join in. Your child will definitely feel more comfortable when both their favourite people are present!

How many students in a class and how long is each lesson?

Each class is limited to 6 students only. Each session last 30 minutes. Don’t forget to prepare your little one’s favourite fluffy towel to keep them warm after the session.

What do I need to bring for the lessons?

Bring along your baby’s swimwear, snugly fit swim diapers, toiletries, towel and any baby’s favourite waterproof toys.

Is there a make-up lesson if my child is not able to attend the class?

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 reason or 2 hours before lesson and supported with medical proof for medical reason. Failing to do so, the lesson will be charged.

My child is toilet trained. Why does he have to wear swim diaper?

Children will need to hold their breath and utilises multiple muscles when they swim. They may not be able to control or communicate the need to go washroom in time. Therefore, to minimise inconvenience to everyone, the wearing of swim diapers is mandatory for children below 5 years old.

What should I do if my baby is cranky during the lesson?

Crying is your baby’s primary way of expressing himself. When you have a cranky baby in the pool, you need to stay positive and try to find out the possible reasons. Deal with it and always put on your best smile. Your emotion will affect your child’s. It is very important that parent should not leave the pool immediately when your child became cranky as they will probably associate crying with leaving the pool.

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?

Children aged between 2 to 4 years old would be considered under the Young Toddlers’ category.

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.

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.
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