NOW AVAILABLE AT WESTWAY INDOOR POOL!
Enjoy swimming lessons in an indoor environment that ensures adequate protection from the weather elements such as UV, rain, and haze! Get unparalleled learning comfort with a heated pool to ensure the water temperature just feels right for the body! And be assured that our saltwater chlorinated pool is much gentler on your skin compared to normal chlorinated water! At Little Swim School’s latest premier facility located at Westway Mall along West Coast Highway, we invite you to enjoy swimming lessons like never before! Find out more, or register here today!
LET YOUR KIDS DEVELOP THEIR FULLEST POTENTIAL!
As children and kids grow up, they'll get more active, experience more things, and travel to other places; getting near or into the swimming pool or the open beach being examples. Besides equipping your kid / child with the critical skill of water survival, learning to swim is a fun activity that leads to the cultivation of a healthier lifestyle with long term benefits.
In fact, swimming is considered an essential life skill, so much so that it has been incorporated into the national education curriculum. Little Swim School adheres strictly to the SwimSafer syllabus – the national water safety program initiated by the National Water Safety Council in collaboration with the Singapore Sports Council.
Being a certified SwimSafer trainer who trains aspiring swim coaches for certification, Coach Garett is abreast with the latest developments in the SwimSafer curriculum, and will be able to impart practical and current knowledge to his trainers and students alike.
SwimSafer is a progressive program comprising of 6 stages; Stages 1 to 3, and from Bronze to Gold.
The objective is for your child to gain confidence and develop independence in the water, as well as learn general and deep-end water safety. Techniques taught include forward and backward movement, entering and exiting the pool safely, and introduction to personal water survival skills.
General skills development will include unassisted step entry into water, sculling, feet-first surface dives, personal water safety skills and water safety awareness in an aquatic environment. Your child will be encouraged to achieve 25 metres of continuous swim.
Principles of personal water survival and basic rescue skills will be taught. Your child will demonstrate proficiency in sculling, underwater skills, and the use of a Personal Floatation Device. Your child will be encouraged to achieve 50 metres of continuous swim.
Development of your child's stroke techniques will be a focus here, along with coordinated breathing in deep water while swimming 100 metres. Principles of water craft safety will be introduced, as well as continual work on rescue and personal water survival skills.
Fundamental of diving will be introduced. Development of rescue skills and personal water survival skills also continue at more advanced levels. Your child will be required to demonstrate efficient stroke techniques to complete the Silver stage before progressing to the Gold stage.
Your child will be required to perform strokes with greater ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over 400 metres. Rescue skills and water safety knowledge will focus on lifesaving readiness. Standing dive and advanced personal water survival skills will continue to be taught.
BENEFITS OF KIDS SWIMMING LESSONS
REDUCE THE RISK OF DROWNING
As your child gets older, he/she will invariably get more active and be exposed to more environments, such as a beach outing with friends. Swimming is a critical life skill that drastically reduces the risk of drowning and water-related accidents.
BUILDS FULL BODY STRENGTH
Especially important during the still-formative years, regular swimming is an activity that really exercises the full body, builds core muscle strength, and will invariably leads to a more healthy lifestyle.
BETTER ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
Studies have shown that children who swim regularly generally attain higher grades in school, perhaps correlated to the increased oxygen intake to the brain and other parts of the body. Although this is not the objective of learning how to swim, it is certainly a by-benefit no parent will object.
INDIVIDUAL & COLLECTIVE EXCELLENCE
Children who swim regularly generally excel in both individual and team environment. This is one aspect of swimming that is truly unique. Furthermore, swimming in groups also improves social and interpersonal skills; a trait that will be invaluable for the coming years ahead.