Many people have asked why they need to learn anything further than swimming. Wouldn’t it waste their time and slow down their progress? Absolutely not! Here’s why.
Learning to swim should happen in a holistic way. There was an 8-year-old lovely boy who was recently found drowned in a crowded swimming pool in North Yorkshire with three lifeguards on duty. Knowing how to swim is just not enough.
One must know how to survive and save lives in water to prevent any water accidents. In reviewing the current swimming syllabus in Singapore, the National Water Safety Council and Singapore Sports Council have decided to combine lifesaving and water survival in the current swimming programme. Hence, we have the SwimSafer Programme. Further than that, the new swimming programme, SwimSafer, has attracted more students than ever before. It makes the lesson more fun and livelier. Besides swimming, students learn how to use a Personal Floatation Device (PFD), how to accurately throw a rope and flotation aid to a victim, and how to tow the victim back to the pool side. All these types of training have students looking forward to each lesson.
The testing scheme has also improved as part of the new SwimSafer Programme. From Swimsafer Stages 1, 2, and 3 to Bronze, Silver, and Gold, students will be able to have a better idea of what level they are at with their swimming. Once they graduate from each level, students will receive a certificate and a badge. These items will be useful for applying for jobs or joining any specific activities in the future.
More information about this new and beneficial programme can be found on our SwimSafer Page.