Baby Swimming Lessons

Teaching your baby how to swim is an essential life skill and the confidence your little one gains in water through swimming lessons is priceless, not mentioning seeing your baby enjoying the serenity in water. Learning how to swim should be the one of the first skills taught to any baby. At Smile Swimmers, we have a specialised baby swimming lessons customised for infants aged between 3 to 12 months old.

Programme Information

Once your child completed our swimming programme for babies, parents may wish to enrol their child in our toddler swimming lessons. This helps to keep your child active with a weekly swimming class, at the same time learn some advanced swimming strokes to further improves their swimming techniques. For our toddler swimming programme, we will gradually progress them according to their swimming performance and techniques, to keep them challenged and continue to improve.

For our toddler swimming class, parents are also encouraged to join in the fun with their little ones. This will help your little ones to quickly gain water confidence. Toddlers who have been in our baby swimming lessons before will probably be more confident and ready for advanced swimming techniques and strokes. At this age, they will be able to listen to instructions and perform better, learn how to swim a further distance.

Duration

30 minutes per lesson

Who Is Suitable To Attend

For babies aged between 3 to 12 months old

How much it cost

$300 for 12 lessons, excluding a one-time registration fee of $30.

Each child will receive a complimentary SmileSwimmers’ Starter Kit that contains a swim cap and a pair of goggles to kickstart one of the milestones in their life.

Why Your Child Should Learn Swimming

Learn A Life Saving Skill

Every child is born a natural swimmer and often without fear of water, like a “fish in water”. Learning how to swim not just keep your little ones safe, it also strengthens them both physically and mentally.

Quality Bonding Time

During the lesson, parents are encouraged to participate together as it is an excellent opportunity for you to bond and observe your child develop their love of floating in a weightless, calm and safe environment.

Build Confidence

When you introduced your child to activities like swimming at an early age, it helps your little one to eliminate any possible fear of water, instil confidence and develop a sense of independence in them.

Get Started With A Trial Class

Give your baby the chance to become a water baby today. Sign up for our trial baby swimming class!

Meet The Swimming Instructor

Coach Kidd has been coaching swimming classes since 2005. Smile Swimmers is built on his strong passion for swimming and hoping to impart his knowledge about the sports to children of all ages.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Baby Swimming – Birthlight UK
  • Austswim (Infant & Preschool Aquatics)
  • Diploma of Baby Swimming (Denmark)
  • ASCA LEVEL 1 , 2 & 3 

Accreditations

  • National Coaching Accreditation Programme (NCAP) Certification
  • SwimSafer™ Instructor Certification
  • Singapore Swimming Teacher’s Association (STA) Certification
  • Singapore Teacher Association UK Baby & Toddler
  • Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) Level 1, 2 and 3
  • American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA level 1,2,3)

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12 Weeks Baby Swimming Lessons

Week 1

Basic Submerge or Dunking

  • The aim is to learn how to teach your baby how to hold their breathe with a cue when going underwater.

Basic Kicking, Paddling, Splashing

  • The aim is to strengthen the leg muscles, moving of their arms and enjoying splashing in the water and grabbing toys

Week 2

Revise -Week 1

Basic Back-float

  • The aim is to get used to the ears in the water, be able to be on their back, balancing and stabilise on their back

Week 3

Revise – kicking, submerge, backfloat

Advance Back-float

  • The aim is to teach baby how to float on their back by themselves without assist

Week 4

Revise – kicking, submerge, backfloat

Arching and Fall Forward

  • The aim is to teach baby to arch their back so that when they fall face down first they are able to roll over and float on their back

Week 5

Revise – kicking, submerge, backfloat, Arching

Basic Rotation

  • The aim is to teach baby how to rotate the head , body and roll over and float on their back

Week 6

Revise – kicking, submerge, backfloat, Arching, Rotation

Balancing on the Hand

  • The aim is to teach baby how to work on their balancing skills, lower body strength

Week 7

Revise – kicking, submerge, backfloat, Arching, Rotation, Balancing

Photo Taking

  • Group Photos, Underwater photos and videos

Week 8

Revise – kicking, submerge, backfloat, Arching, Rotation, Balancing

Basic Drop

  • The aim is to drop baby at about 3 feet underwater and kick upwards to the surface and integrate with back float to survive in water

Week 9

Revise – kicking, submerge, backfloat, Arching, Rotation, Balancing, Drop

Teaching Backflip

  • The aim is to teach baby how to flip backwards and be able to rotate or kick upwards to the surface to float and survive in water

Week 10

Revise – kicking, submerge, backfloat, Arching, Rotation, Balancing, Drop, Backflip

Teaching Swim and Grip

  • The aim is to teach baby how to swim towards the wall and grip on to the wall to survive

Week 11

Revise – kicking, submerge, backfloat, Arching, Rotation, Balancing, Drop, Backflip

Final Assessment & Photo Taking

Week 12

Final Assessment & Certification

Photo Taking

Baby Swimming Lessons​ FAQs

A: Babies can enrol to our baby swimming lessons as early as 3 months old.

A: Yes, definitely. The public pools are clean and well maintained by Singapore Sports Council. They are also regularly checked by National Environment Agency of Singapore (NEA).

 

Babies are safe to be in chlorinated pool unless your child has any serious medical conditions and sensitive skin. If this is so, you might want to consult a medical professional prior to registration.

A: Yes, at least one parent have to be in the water with your baby during the lesson.

This is to help you pick up the necessary knowledge that can help your baby practice it afterwards.

 

Most importantly, this is a wonderful opportunity to spend time and bond with your baby. This will help to calm your baby down and reduce separation anxiety at the same time.

A: Each lesson for our baby swimming classes last for 30 minutes.

 

The duration of baby swimming class is kept short to cater to the shorter attention span of babies. This also keeps them excited and look forward for more lessons.

A: Each class will only have a maximum of 10 babies. In certain classes/locations that have higher demand, there will be up to 12 babies per class.

A: No, it is not required. In fact, baby can swim even before their vaccination. Thousands of babies around the world have been swimming before their vaccination and did not experience any harmful effects.

A:

Yes, Coach Kidd is certified with Diploma in Baby Swimming AUSTSWIM Infant & Preschool Aquatics.

 

He is also a swimming coach accredited by local authorities with decades of experience of specialised coaching for baby swimming lessons under his belt.

A: Either parent (or even grandparents or older brothers & sisters) can join in the fun in the pool, but due to space restrictions and the nature of the course, we can only allow one adult in the water with your child each week; anyone else is welcome to watch from the side. Please note that the person swimming with your child must be a responsible adult.

A: Due to the popular demand, our slots are fully taken up within a short period of time, however, we do have a waiting list and we do encourage you to put your name down and we will get back to you whenever we have slots opened up for your baby.

A: We run photoshoots at the end of every term, or you also want to try private photo shoots.

A: We recommend trying to feed your baby 1-2 hours before the swimming lesson. Babies and toddlers can both get hungry after such a good workout, so be prepared to feed them or offer a snack afterwards!

A: Our classes are mostly held at public pools. Some of the pools do have tiny changing rooms, most venues have shower facilities, without water heater. It is encouraged that it will be better if you could rinse up before heading back home.

A: All baby must wear a disposable or reusable swim nappy underneath.

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