Swimming is a life skill that is very useful to have. As pool parties and swimming playdates are very popular among kids here, swimming lessons for toddlers builds water confidence from a young age. And when on holiday at a beach resort, water sports are usually the highlight for little ones! To get started on swimming lessons for kids in Singapore, here are some noteworthy swim schools in Singapore that you can check out.
Schools with Swimming Lessons for Kids and Toddlers in Singapore
Swim Masters Swim School (SMSS) is a leading swim school with a unique three-month programme for learners with different abilities and profiles. Classes are conducted by highly experienced coaches. It teaches swimming to children of all ages and abilities, children with special needs and adults aside from regular lessons in MOE schools, childcare centres and international schools.
Regardless of skill levels, Swim Masters coaches newbies interested to learn swimming as well as experienced swimmers eager to hone their technique. Parents and students can download the exclusive Swim Masters Mobile app to track their child’s progress. Swim Masters also provides lifeguard services to corporate clientele!
Swim Venues: Senja Cashew Community Club, Swimming Complex Headquarters, Bukit Batok Swimming Complex, Queenstown Swimming Complex, Delta Swimming Complex, Clementi Swimming Complex, all public swimming pools and condominium pools
Swim Fees: $100 for 4 lessons
aquaDucks is one of the oldest and most popular swim schools in Singapore. Founded by Dutch swim coach Koen Verhoef more than 30 years ago with a small group of students at the Hollandse Club, aquaDucks has since grown into a big swimming family.
Lessons are conducted at multiple locations featuring the swim school’s own pools – which are sheltered, heated, and salt-chlorinated to prevent skin irritation – and two clubs: Hollandse Club and Swiss Club.
Believing that learning should be fun, the school employs a blend of the best American, European and Australian techniques, taught by some of the most passionate and energetic coaches.
aquaDucks offers swim programmes for all ages, ranging from classes for babies and toddlers, to lessons for preschoolers 3 to 4 years old, learn-to-swim classes for 5-year-olds and up, adult swimming lessons and even aquafit for seniors!
Swim Venues: Dempsey (29 Harding Road), Kent Ridge (87 Science Park Drive), Newton (25 Gilstead Road), Queenstown (58 Jalan Penjara), Turf City (2 Turf Club Road), Hollandse Club (22 Camden Park), Swiss Club (36 Swiss Club Road)
Swim Fees: Various
Isplash Swim School
There may be many swim schools for children in Singapore, but finding one staffed with passionate certified coaches, offering a proven teaching system, and at an affordable rate is not easy.
At Isplash, in-house coaches follow a systematic approach to teaching, which enhances the effectiveness of each lesson. Kids learn in a safe and fun manner, following a curriculum that includes the SwimSafer Programme and Singapore Swimming Proficiency Awards, both of which are recognised by MOE schools here.
Group lessons for kids 5 to 14 years old are conducted at THE CHEVRONS (Jurong East), Jurong West, Jurong Lake, Bukit Batok and Choa Chu Kang Swimming Complexes. Toddlers 2 to 4 years old can learn at THE CHEVRONS swimming pool. Classes start from just $25 per lesson! For those who prefer other venues, Isplash will even offer to help find a match among its group of more than 300 affiliated instructors and swimming schools – at no cost at all!
School holiday programmes for kids 5 years and above are available on June and December.
Swim Venues: THE CHEVRONS, Jurong West Swimming Complex, Jurong Lake Swimming Complex, Bukit Batok Swimming Complex, Choa Chu Kang Swimming Complex
Swim Fees: Toddlers Swimming Class – $120 for 4 lessons, Kids Swimming Class – $100 for 4 lessons, Holiday Programmes – from $180 for 6 lessons.
Call: 8123 8985
Pacific Swim Team
Pacific Swim Team has been around for more than 20 years and is one of the few swim schools in Singapore to offer certifications from three recognised bodies – SportsSG, Singapore Lifesaving Society and Singapore Swimming Association.
Pacific offers swimming lessons for kids as young as 3 years old up to adults. Committed to helping every swimmer achieve his or her full potential, it has a range of classes, from beginner to competitive levels.
Parents who wish to improve the children’s water safety can sign them up for the SwimSafer programme. Other swim programmes available include the Singapore Swimming Proficiency Awards, Distance Swimming Awards, Open Water Programme or Lifesaving Programme.
Those with a passion for swimming can progress to their competitive training. As a testament to the strength of its programmes, Pacific Swim Team has produced a FINA World Cup Swimmer and its swimmers have achieved top placings in the Singapore National Age Group Championships.
Swimming lessons are held at Our Tampines Hub & Pasir Ris Sports Centre and Pools. In fact, Pacific Swim Team is the only swim school in Singapore that hire Lifeguards to take care their swimmers’ safety. It is also one of the few swim schools in Singapore with an online system that allows students to track their progress, payments and attendance.
Swim Venues: Our Tampines Hub Swimming Pool, Nexus International School & Pasir Ris Sports Centre Swimming Pool
Swim Fees: Children learn to swim group class: S$70 per month
Call: 9856 8280
Little Fishes Singapore Swimming Lessons
Finding passionate certified coaches with a proven Kaizen teaching system at an affordable rate may not be easy, but Little Fishes Singapore Swimming Lessons has what you are looking for. With children’s stories, musicals and themes weaved in, their swimming lessons are never repetitive and boring.
Instead, they are extremely engaging with lots of fun-filled activities like mimicking Toy Story characters or having a singalong with Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round. Both children and parents will definitely enjoy the concoction of the best American, Japanese and Australian techniques to stimulate your child’s brain, to improve motor skills and, of course, to enable them to be water safe.
Let’s get outdoors to enjoy the sun. Take the plunge and learn to swim with Little Fishes Singapore Swimming Lessons!
Swim Venues: Various swimming complexes in Singapore
Swim Fees: From $70 per month
Call: 9643 6331
Swimfast Aquatic Group
Swimfast Aquatic Group is started by two-time Olympian David Lim, with the objective of providing quality swimming lessons in Singapore to the public. As expected, the school is very strong on the competitive front, counting the likes of Tao Li, Amanda Lim and Quah Zheng Wen in its competitive squad. It has also won 14 out of 15 of the Singapore National Swimming Championships from 2005 to 2019.
For its Learn-to-Swim programme, Swimfast offers swimming lessons for kids in Singapore for children from 4 years old, holding its swim classes at three venues: ACS (Barker Road), SJI International School and Methodist Girls’ School. The swim school’s philosophy of having low student-teacher ratios has resulted in its class sizes being kept small intentionally – at a maximum of six students to one coach.
Swim Venues: Anglo-Chinese School (90 Barker Road), SJI International School (490 Thomson Road), Methodist Girls’ School (11 Blackmore Drive)
Able Aquatic School
The “Able” in the school’s name stands for “Always Believe in Lifelong Exercise”. Started in 1981, Able Aquatic School is one of the longest running swimming schools in Singapore for children, supported by a large group of experienced coaches.
It holds its swimming classes for toddlers and kids at most swimming complexes in Singapore. They cater to a wide range of groups, including babies, toddlers, kids and special needs children.
True to its name, the school also reaches out to adults through its adult swim classes and aqua aerobics lessons.
Swim Venues: Various swimming complexes in Singapore
Swim Fees: $60 – $80 per month for its Children Group Class