SwimSafer is a national water safety programmed in Singapore introduced in July 2010 by the National Water Safety Council (NWSC), a council appointed by the then Ministry of Community, Youth and Sports (MCYS). The Swim Safer program consists of six progressive stages, each comprising 12 hours of lesson time. Survival and activity skills are taught in each stage of the programme, working progressively toward the next stage. SwimSafer Singapore Programs are conducted by professional Swim Safer Instructors. Each instructor is qualified to provide a positive contribution to your child’s progress in water competency. Every accredited SwimSafer Instructor will hold a valid Swim Safer Instructor card. You may proceed to your nearest Sport Singapore Swimming Complex to consult our friendly instructors to find out more and register. Only certified SwimSafer Instructors are allowed to conduct such kind of courses. The objective is to develop confidence and independence in the water, learn general and deep-end water safety.
Techniques taught include the forward and backward movement, safe entry and exit and personal water safety. General skill development including unassisted step entry into water, sculling, feet first surface dives, personal water safety skills as well as water safety in aquatic environments. One of the goals is to achieve 25 metres of continuous swimming. Entry skills such as the stride jump will be taught. Skills include sculling, underwater skills and putting on a personal flotation device (PFD) whilst in water and swimming with it. One of the goals is to achieve 50 metres of continuous swimming. Development of student’s stroke techniques is a focus here, along with coordinated breathing in deep water. This stage sees the introduction of throw rescues and more personal survival skills. One of the goals is to achieve 100 metres of a variety of strokes. Development of student’s stroke techniques is a focus here, along with coordinated breathing in deep water. This stage sees the introduction of throw rescues and more personal survival skills.