Swimming is a crucial ‘must-know life skill, especially if you live in places where the hot weather leaves you longing for a cool dip in the ocean or in a pool! It is great to start water education and swimming at an early age, so get your babies and kids out and splashing about! Little Steps has compiled a list of the best swim schools in Singapore for your convenience, so dive right in.
Started by Olympic medalist Joseph Schooling, Swim Schooling lets kids learn from the best of the best. Programs are curated with 8 stages, from Fresh Rookie to Super Star so that young swimmers can improve their skills progressively. Opened to kids aged 3 to 11, lessons will also include lifesaving and competitive swimming. Who knows, your little one might just be a professional swimmer in the future too!
Swim Schooling, Pasir Ris & Tampines, +65 9650 2674, www.swimschooling.com
Kids might be intimidated of going underwater, and that’s where the coaches from Isplash Swim School come in! Their safe approach will help guide little ones with water confidence first, before moving on to train their motor and coordination skills with the different swim strokes. Parents can also join the initial lessons to ease any anxiety children may have, which will also grant the chance for some family bonding.
Isplash Swim School, Jurong West & Bukit Batok, +65 8869 0089 swimminglessonscoach.com
APS stands for Ang Peng Siong, one of Singapore’s most renowned swimmers in the past and owner of APS Swim School. Their swim classes will start from the basics and teach students every step, including blowing bubbles, breath management, floating and swim stroke techniques. More experienced swimmers can also move on to synchronization or diving lessons and become an aquatic pro.
APS Swim School, Dover & Farrer Park, +65 6777 5823, www.apsswim.com
State Swim originates from Australia, and is one of the newer swimming schools opened in Singapore, conveniently at Suntec City. With an outdoor pool and modern facilities, rest assured that your kid will have both fun and safety. Even babies as young as 6 months old can register for classes. Family discounts are valid for 3rd swimmers within the same household and onwards, so gather your whole fam for a splashing good time learning together!
State Swim, 3 Temasek Blvd Suntec City, North Wing Level 4, Singapore 038983, +65 8123 0103, www.stateswim.com.sg
Available at 22 public swimming complexes all around Singapore, Little Fishes gives you convenience for your swimming lessons. Classes are also conducted in kid-appropriate pools with safety prioritized. There are a variety of class options catering to different group sizes, such as baby, kids and family. In no time, your kiddo will be a natural in the water and look forward to weekly lessons!
Little Fishes, multiple locations, +65 9643 6331, swimlessons.sg
At Swish Swimming, their programs enable little ones to practice holding their breath, kicking their legs and blowing bubbles. The classes are designed keeping the age group in mind. While toddlers build confidence in water through singing songs and water toys, the older set are introduced to swimming styles like freestyle, breaststroke and butterfly in a fun and engaging manner.
Swish Swimming, 72 Loewen Road, #01-08, Dempsey Hill Singapore 248848, +65 9832 2522, www.swishswimming.com
One of the oldest swim schools in Singapore, Marsden Swim coaches are caring, committed and AUSTSWIM certified and aim for the whole family to enjoy each session. They offer heated and covered pools for little ones from 6 months and 50 meter pools for the more experienced swimmers. Small classes enable a stronger focus on your children individually.
Marsden Swim School, The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road #01-33 Turf City, Singapore 287994, +65 6909 1436, www.marsdenswimschool.com
The ‘Swimming People’ school, with four locations in Singapore, is led by David Lim, an Olympian and SEA Games Gold Medalist. Their philosophy is small student to teacher ratios, patience and continual improvement in their teaching methods. Lessons are appropriate for ages 2 and up, from the basics to competitive swimming, with a focus on stroke correction and improvement for the older swimmers.
Swimfast Aquatic Group, various venues, www.swimfast.com.sg
Matching their qualified swimming instructors to your child's level will get your little swimmers more confident in the water or even become a qualified life-saver. Lessons are conducted at most swimming complexes in Singapore and focus on improving their motor and social skills, fitness, self esteem and love for the water. Group lessons are from SG$60 per month for 45-60 mins or your can opt for private.
Able Aquatic School, 34 Tanah Merah Kechil Road, East Meadows, Singapore 465560, +65 8808 2083, www.swim.com.sg
The Aquaducks programs cater to infants and pre-schoolers with a blend of European, USA and Australian teaching techniques while adhering to the specific needs of those living in Singapore. No flotation devices are used during the lessons as children are taught to float independently. Free trial sessions are offered to assess your child's level at a variety of locations around Singapore.
Aquaducks, Locations Around Singapore, +65 6463 5554, www.aquaducks.com.sg
Started by two mums who believe in enabling kids to enjoy the water safely and confidently, Classes are suitable for little bubs from 6 months old to kids aged 7. The indoor pool is warm and gentle on their eyes and skin. Some floating aids such as kickboards and noodles are used minimally, as the aim is to encourage independence in the water.
AquaBambinos, 3 Locations In Singapore (Serangoon Gardens, Jalan Selaseh, Piccadilly), +65 6487 3225, www.aquabambinos.com.sg
Using the Swim to Fly step by step method, Elite Coach offers swimming lessons for kids aged 2 to 5 years, from beginners to mini Olympians. Coach Christian has set out to develop a universal method of coaching that uses mental imagery and representations to focus the mind to achieve defined goals. Lessons are held in groups of up to 5 kids or can be arranged privately.
Elite Coach, elitecoach.com.sg/swimming-lesson-singapore
With more than 250 Certified Swimming Instructors, Happy Fish Swim School offer classes at any location for for ages 4 months and up. They do family classes as well. Kids swimming lessons are designed according to the Singapore Sports Council’s SwimSafer syllabus, so they can progress to each stage at their own pace. Choose a group lesson time and location that suits you or dive into a private lesson.
Happy Fish Swim School, +65 6589 8650, www.swimminglessons.com.sg
Passionate about raising water safety awareness among kids and grown-ups alike in Singapore, Little Splashes Swim School aims to introduce water safety and confidence in all kinds of engaging ways possible especially for babies and little tots. They are also the first swim school with an indoor heated swimming pool that uses mineral water. Their non-chlorine purification method employed to clean their pool ensures that the mineral water is clean, safe and bacteria-free!
Little Splashes Swim School, 3 Locations In Singapore (Northeast Outlet, East Outlet, Selaseh Outlet), www.littlesplashes.com.sg
With a pool of SSA certified swimming coaches available to teach all age groups at public swimming complexes in Singapore or at private condos, there’s sure to be a class to suit your needs. The SwimSafer six-stage program gives each child a certificate at the completion of each stage, encouraging them to progress to the next stage. Group classes start from SG$15 for 45-60 mins or SG$75 for private.
Singapore Swimming Academy, various locations, www.singaporeswimming.com
Offering a range of swimming lessons and programs, from private lessons at your condo to group lessons at Raffles Town Club, TFL lessons aim to develop water confidence, learn new skills, improve stamina and enjoyment of the sport. Group lessons for beginners to advanced start from SG$20 for 30 mins or SG$40 for a 30 minute private lesson. They also offer special swim birthday parties for kids aged 4 to 10 years. Party on little swimmers!
Total Fitness Leisure, Raffles Town Club, 1 Plymouth Avenue, Singapore 297753, +65 9750 7400, www.tfl-training.com/swimming-1
Inspire Mum & Baby provides swimming and aqua services for prenatal moms, babies, toddlers, kids to adults. The school also renders aquatic therapy work for special needs, muscle tensions, aquatic flow massage and pain-related problems. Their baby and kids swimming sessions follow a Birthlight philosophy, which is a kind, gentle, and effective approach. The aim is to care for both parent and baby/toddlers, to respect the individual, and build confidence and trust. so that little ones will learn in a safe, fun, and relaxed environment.
Inspire Mum & Baby, Singapore 436990, +65 9234 1866, www.inspiremumbaby.com
Learn to swim with Steven and Evan at Swim Kids! They believe that not only is swimming an essential life skill, but it is also a good sport to exercise every part of your body, build endurance and shape character. Their experienced and enthusiastic coaches love motivating kids to learn how to swim in a fun way, instilling great qualities such as self-motivation and perseverance throughout all of their lessons! Both private and group lessons are available; contact them by phone or email for more details!
Friendly Dolphin Swim School is a tried and trusted school for efficient and fun swimming lessons! Offering classes for all ages, from babies to adults, this swim school specialize their training to suit your skill level. Their expert certified coaches want to not only teach students how to be safe in the water, but also want to inspire them to build a love for swimming!
Friendly Dolphin Swim School, Locations Around Singapore, +65 8745 3645, swimclasses.com.sg
SwimRAY offer many private swim lessons for babies 6 months old to kids ages 16 as well as kids with special needs (they even offer classes for adults!). Learn to overcome water phobia and develop water safety and survival skills as a beginner swimmer, then move onto achieving competent swim strokes and have the opportunity to progress to competitive swimming! The private swimming lessons are perfect for a top-notch and personalized swim lesson, meaning you are the main focus!
SwimRAY, +65 9099 3142, privateswimminglesson.sg
Swimming Lessons For Kids In East and North-East Singapore:
Swimming Lessons For Kids In North Singapore:
X Lab - Yishun
Swimming Lessons For Kids In West Singapore:
Swimming Lessons For Kids In Central Singapore:
Red Dot Penguins - Dhoby Ghaut
Swimming Lessons For Kids In Multiple Locations Singapore:
Little Swim School - Westway, Queenstown, Yio Chu Kang, Sembawang
The Aquatics Swim School - Condos around Singapore
FINS Swim School - Jurong, Toa Payoh, Mount Faber, Yishun
Swimtec - Private lessons at condos
The Swim Lab - Queenstown & Bukit Merah
The Swim Starter - Bedok, Pasir Ris, Hougang, Toa Payoh
Mola Mola Aquatic - Public pools in Singapore
Joys Fin Swimming - Public pools in Singapore
Swim Kids - Toa Payoh, Woodlands, Queenstown, Clementi, Bukit Batok, Sengkang