Where to go swimming in Singapore? Are you looking for a pool or a beach where the kids can have fun swimming? Check out the Little Steps guide on the best places to swim in Singapore. There’s plenty of options…so dive in!
Not only is this new Hawaiian-themed lifestyle venue perfectly located on a stunning stretch of Siloso Beach on Sentosa, but is home to Singapore's only water-propelled Jet Pack. A family-friendly menu is offered throughout the day before a resident DJ hits the deck as the sun sets, filling the air with chilled-out tunes to ease guests into the evening. As well as daybeds and a swimming pool, there's also stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, banana boating and donutting on offer.
At the end of Sentosa is Tanjong Beach, a quiet secluded part of the island where you can relax in the day and party at night. You’ll see swimmers first thing in the morning, dog walkers later on and then kids running around enjoying the sunshine. The bay is a small crescent with shallow waters, perfect for a splashing good time. Wind down the day with a cocktail and dinner at Tanjong Beach Club before heading home.
Tanjong Beach, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk Sentosa Island Singapore 098942
Just next door to Sentosa Beach is Palawan beach. This beach is mostly famous for the Pirate of the Caribbean inspired, rope bridge. Find your inner Jack Sparrow and talk a walk across the bridge on to the small island and swim back. The beach is full of soft white sand, perfect for relaxing on and building sandcastles.
Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island Singapore 099981
Set in the idyllic and tranquil East Coast this member club is a great place for families to relax and play, why not try it out over the summer and ask for a complimentary pass. They offer private swimming lessons, water babies programs and advanced training programs for competitive little tots.
Chinese Swimming Club, 21 & 34 Amber Road, Singapore 439870 +65 6345 1221 www.chineseswimmingclub.org.sg
Another East Coast members club with one Olympic sized pool situated at the front of the Club, and a Learn-to-Swim pool adjoined at the side this is a great place for serious and not so serious swimmers. They have another Olympic pool which serves competitive water babies and big kids too.
Singapore Swimming Club, 45 Tanjong Rhu Road, Singapore 436899 +65 6342 3600 www.sswimclub.org.sg
A new addition to the swim scene this Olympic pool is fabulous for little ones who see themselves as the next great athlete. With 10 lanes to choose from this is great for little swimmers of all abilities. For little swimmers, they can enjoy some of the splash facilities just outside. There are plenty of fountains for cooling off. 1,2,3 splash!
OCBC Aquatic Centre, 7 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397632 +65 65 6653 8900 www.sportshub.com.sg/venues/Pages/ocbc-aquatic-centre.aspx
With several locations across the island you’re bound to have a splashing good time. Their swimming pools are highly popular with members and guests for swimming laps, classes or just chilling out in the sun or splashing in wading pools. Watch this space! SAFRA Punggol is a family favorites. Inspired by its location, the club hosts fun water related activities for the whole family. Visit one of these great locations.
SAFRA, Mount Faber, SAFRA Tampines, SAFRA Jurong, SAFRA Yishun, SAFRA Toa Payoh. SAFRA Mount Faber, +65 6278 6011, SAFRA Yishun, +65 6852 8219, SAFRA Tampines, +65 6785 8800 SAFRA Jurong, +65 6686 4333, www.safra.sg
This is a fantastic public pool for kiddos to play around in. They have 8 colorful twisting slides, a fun pool, one Jacuzzi, a competition pool and two teaching pools. Costing as little as SG$2 to get in this must be placed on your to do list next weekend.
Sengkang Swimming Complex, 57 Anchorvale Road, Singapore 544964, www.singaporeswimming.com/pools/sengkang-swimming-pool/
This public pool is great for toddlers and little ones. They have a toddler pool, a wading pool, one learner pool, two slides and a competition pool for older kids. Open every day except Wednesday’s this is a great summer find to keep the kids entertained.
Pasir Ris Swimming Complex, 120 Pasir Ris Central, Singapore 519640, www.singaporeswimming.com.sg/swimming-pool/pasir-ris-swimming-complex
Katong swimming complex is a resort style pool, with many beautiful lush surroundings. This is a great place to relax and enjoy a good swim. Swimming lessons for kids are conducted throughout the week and on weekends. Located on the East Coast this is the perfect place to cool off on the way home after a busy day.
Katong Swimming Complex, 111 Wilkinson Road, Singapore 436752 www.singaporeswimming.com/pools/katong-swimming-pool/
Top Kid Friendly Beaches, www.littlestepsasia.com/singapore/articles/play/top-kid-friendly-beaches-sg