Courses

Adults – Classes for Beginners

Our adult class is a 10-session introductory course to learn basic swimming.

We strongly feel that part of the duty as a parent depends on your ability to rescue a child from danger. Through this, we also hope to create a safer pool environment as we would have more adults on the lookout for any child from drowning.

Kids

SwimSafer Programme
We offer the SwimSafer programme, a 6-stage progressive programme, for our kids.
The SwimSafer programme is the revised national water safety programme which integrates the National Survival Swimming Award (NASSA) and Learn-To-Swim-programme (LTSP). Below is the more detailed overview on what would be taught at each stage:

Introduction to water skills

Objective: To allow the child to conquer his/her fear of water by teaching the general and deep-end water safety techniques – forward and backward movement, safe entry and exit, and introduction to personal water survival skills.

Entries & Exits

Enter the water safely and confidently with slide-in entry and exit using ladder and from pool edge.

Sculling & Body Orientation

  • Recover from a face down float or glide to a standing position.
  • Recover from a back float or glide to a standing position
  • Introduction to Floatation Survival Technique

Underwater Skills

Submerge in waist depth water, open eyes and blow bubbles.

Movement/Swimming/Strokes

  • Swim any stroke
  • Forward movement 10m
  • Backward movement 5m

Survival & Activity Skills

  • Support body in an upright position and signal distress.
  • Grasp a flotation aid thrown for support and be pulled to safety
  • Wearing clothing, correctly fit a PFD, jump into the water, float for 30 seconds and then climb out of deep water.

Knowledge

Rules of behavior in, on, near the water. Water safety knowledge at a swimming pool

Fundamental Water Skills

Objective: Able to do the following- step entry into water, sculling, feet-first surface dives, personal water safety skills and water safety awareness in an aquatic environment- without any help. The child should also be able to swim 25 metres continuously

Entries & Exits

Perform a step-in entry

Sculling & Body Orientation

  • Demonstrate sculling in an upright position for 10 seconds with arms only
  • Demonstrate the ability to change direction on command

Underwater Skills

  • Search for and recover an object in chest deep water depth
  • Demonstrate a feet-first surface dive

Movement/Swimming/Strokes

Swim 25m – any stroke (Breaststroke, Backstroke or Survival backstroke)

Survival & Activity Skills

  • Swim wearing clothing for 15m
  • Demonstrate flotation survival technique for 1 min
  • Correctly fit a PFD, jump into the water and swim for 5 meters and climb out of deep water.

Knowledge

Water safety rules in various aquatic environments

Personal Water Survival and Stroke Development Skills

Objective: The child should be able to master the personal water survival and basic rescue skills while demonstrating his/her sculling skills, underwater skills, and the use of a Personal Flotation Device. In addition, he/she should be able to swim 50 metres continuously.

Entries & Exits

Perform a stride/straddle entry

Sculling & Body Orientation

  • Demonstrate sculling in a horizontal position for 10 seconds with arms only.
  • Demonstrate the ability to change direction on command.
  • Demonstrate reverse action

Underwater Skills

In chest deep water swim through hoops on pool bottom 2 meters apart.

Movement/Swimming/Strokes

Ability to swim 50 meteres continuously:

  • 25m using either Breaststroke or Front crawl
  • 25m using Backstroke or Survival Backstroke

Survival & Activity Skills

  • Swim wearing clothing for 25m
  • Demonstrate ability to correctly fit a PFD in the water

Rescue Skills

  • Throw a floatation aid to a partner at 3m distance and instruct to kick to the edge
  • Perform a reach rescue using a rigid aid and pull a partner to safety.

Knowledge

Principles of personal survival

Personal Water Survival and Stroke Improvement Skills

Objective: To develop the child’s stroke techniques and to harmonize his/her breathing techniques in deep water while swimming 100 meters. Water crafty safety principles will be introduced while honing the rescue and personal water survival skills

Entries & Exits

Enter water using a compact jump

Sculling & Body Orientation

Demonstrate a backward and forward somersault in the water

Underwater Skills

  • Search for and recover an object in 1.5m of water depth.
  • Demonstrate a feet-first surface dive

Movement/Swimming/Strokes

Swim 100m continuously

  • 25m Front crawl
  • 25m Breaststroke
  • 25m Backstroke
  • 25m Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke

Survival & Activity Skills

Dressed in swimwear, shorts and t-shirt, demonstrate 3 min swimming slowly using any appropriate swim stroke, changing every minute

Rescue Skills

  • Perform a throw rescue using an unweighted rope over a distance of 6m
  • Wade to a person and deliver a flotation aid in deep water.
  • Approach in “Ready” position.

Knowledge

Principles of water craft safety

Intermediate Personal Water Survival and Stroke Refinement Skills

Objective: Fundamentals of diving will be introduced while refining and advancing the child’s rescue and personal water skills to the next level. The child should be able to show efficient stroke techniques before advancing to stage 6

Entries & Exits

Demonstrate a dive entry (crouching)

Sculling & Body Orientation

Keep face above the water for 60 seconds sculling with hands only

Underwater Skills

In 1.5m of water depth swim through hoops on pool bottom 3 metres apart.

Movement/Swimming/Strokes

Swim 200 m continuously

  • 50m Front crawl
  • 50m Breaststroke
  • 50m Backstroke
  • 50m Survival Backstroke or Sidestroke
  • Efficient stroke techniques must be used

Survival & Activity Skills

  • Dressed in swimwear, long pants and long sleeved shirt, perform the following as a continuous sequence:
  • Enter deep water using an appropriate entry method
  • Submerge feet first, swim under water for 3m
  • Resurface scull, float or tread water for 3 min waving for help intermittently
  • Correctly fit a PFD while treading water and then swim 25m and climb out of water

Rescue Skills

Using a buoyant aid, accompanied (non-contact) rescue of a person 15m from safety

Advanced Personal Water Survival and Swimming Skills Proficiency

Objective: The child is expected to do strokes with more ease, efficiency, power and smoothness for over 400 meters. Rescue and water safety knowledge will concentrate on lifesaving readiness. At this stage, standing dive and more advanced water survival skills would be taught

Entries & Exits

Demonstrate a standing dive

Sculling & Body Orientation

Keep face above the water surface for 60 seconds using legs only

Underwater Skills

  • Search for and recover an object in 1.8m of water depth
  • Demonstrate equalizing of ear/nose

Movement/Swimming/Strokes

Swim 400m continuously

  • 100m Breaststroke
  • 100m Front crawl
  • 100m Backstroke
  • 100 Survival backstroke or Sidestroke
  • Efficient stroke techniques must be used

Survival & Activity Skills

  • Dressed in swimwear, long pants and ling sleeved shirt, shoes and socks perform the following sequence:
  • Enter deep water using appropriate entry method.
  • Swim 5m underwater to simulate an escape from sinking boat surrounded by oil
  • Swim a further 45m as if escaping from a dangerous situation
  • Remove shoes and then swim slowly for a further 50m using any preferred swim stroke, occasionally signaling for help
  • Remove clothing in deep water
  • Fit PFD correctly while treading water
  • Swim 100m using appropriate strokes
  • Demonstrate HELP technique and climb out of water while wearing the PFD

Rescue Skills

Using a suitable buoyant aid tow (non-contact) rescue of a person 10m from safety

Knowledge

Principles when performing a rescue