Course Highlights

In the adults swimming lessons, adults will get to learn:

  • How to enter the water properly, how to improve loco-motor skills in the water to build confidence, and water familiarization.
  • To blow bubbles in water and students will learn to gradually relax and stay comfortable with the water in non-threatening manner.
  • Introduction to getting the whole head wet
  • How to develop a rhythmic breathing pattern
  • Stay comfortable and develop floating skills in water
  • How to breathe to the side and lifting head out of water to breathe from the front
  • How to do flutter kicking with boards, without board and at the side breathing from gutter.
  • Develop proficient freestyle, breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly and backstroke
  • Progressive swimming exercise focused on building body position, leg action, arm action, breathing technique and timing slowly and effectively.
  • Swimming stroke drills to correct all body position, leg action, etc essential for learning swimming.
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Adult Swimming Lessons Key Features

Up-to-date, bite-sized course swimming breakdowns and notes.

Hands-on, interactive, instructor-led swimming lessons

Actionable strategies, frameworks, and techniques to help learn swimming fast

Comprehensive and structured curriculum

Real-world examples and case studies on technical swimming by experienced swimming instructors.

Developed and delivered by swimming experts

Fully equipped, modern swimming facilities and equipment to speed up the learning process.

Lifetime skill that will safeguard your life

Course Description

Assessments will be done on the first 2 lessons to identify aquatic abilities of learners at initial stages.

The whole curriculum will move in five categories progress in hierachical fashion.

Students will learn water adjustment skills, flotation skills, basic propulsion, breathing skills, swimming stroke skills, entry and exit skills.

How to do a body face up and face down position floating exercise.

This interactive swimming lessons for adults course will allow students to learn swimming strokes based on your choice.

Participants will gain insight as to how to position and maintain a good position during swimming. And how to swim longer periods of time for a longer distances.

Skills such as front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly will be taught throughout the course.

Course Objectives

By the end of the adults swimming lessons, participants will:

  • Be able to attain and have a better understanding of swimming.
  • Be able to go underwater and do submersion with ease.
  • Be able to practice better breath control, increased balance, leg strength and endurance through bobbing.
  • Be able to swim front crawl , breast stroke and alternative chosen swimming strokes for survival.
  • Be able to tread in water and recover from under deep water to demonstrate confidence and survival skill.

Be able to do back and front star float for longer distances and timing.

Beginner Level

Students will learn how to enter the water safely and how to be safe in deep water. General safety knowledge alongside learning how to move forward and backward in the water is taught as well.

Personal survival skills and the ability to properly enter and exit the pool will be covered here. Read more – SwimSafer Stage 1

Intermediate Level

Additional skills on how to get into the water and how to perform a surface dive are covered. Sculling, personal safety skills and awareness of where one is in the water will be introduced as well.

Students will learn to swim at least 25 metres. Read more – SwimSafer Stage 2

This stage introduce rescue skills alongside water survival skills. Students will enhanced underwater and sculling skills. Handling personal floatation devices will be taught too. During this stage, students will learn how to swim at least 50 metres continuously at this programme. Read more – SwimSafer Stage 3

Advance Level

Students will learn how to handle stroke techniques and perform coordinated breathing in deep water. This also works with helping to get children to know how to be safe around water craft and how to work with intermediate water survival and rescue skills. The new goal at this point is to swim for a 100 metres continuously. Read more – SwimSafer Stage 4

This part of the process involves learning how to dive into the water and how to handle advanced rescue and survival skills. A vital part of this process involves allowing the child to learn how to handle swimming strokes so that the child can get to the last stage. Read more – SwimSafer Stage 5

This is the last stage. Students will learn to perform proper swimming strokes in order to swim for 400 metres continuously. Students will learn how to stay afloat with ease for a longer period of time as well. Also, advanced lifesaving rescue, standing dive and safety skills will be continue be taught. Read more – SwimSafer Stage 6


For group classes, there will be no replacement classes entitled for any case except pool closure or bad weather.

For private classes, do inform your instructor at least one day in advance if you wish to postpone the class. Forfeit dates will be given and all students will have to complete the replacement classes as stated in the deadline.

For those classes conducted midway and started to rain, lesson will continue as land drill.

A notice of 1 hour should be given to the coach to cancel the lesson due to bad weather, pool closure etc. If the coach have started the travel, lesson will continue in sheltered area or non-sheltered with land drill.

Strictly no cancellation of any sort last minute to be fair to the coach who have started the travel.

Last minute cancellation will usually result in lesson forfeited.

We highly recommend that before taking up the adult swimming lessons, do consult a doctor to see if you are suitable. Asthma comes in varying degrees.

Yes, it will be restricted to male and only females in this class.

Keen students may join us for 4 lessons and give us a 2 weeks notice if they do not wish to continue after 4 lessons. We are sorry but the school does not offer trial lesson. Every registrant will at least have to do 4 lessons.

Please email your enquiries to, we will revert as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can also drop us a text message via whatsapp at 8748 3645, Mondays-Saturdays, 9am-6pm.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for adults learning to swim above the age of 16 to improve or learn swimming at their own pace.


Instructor-led : Pool orientation and water familiarization skill.

Instructor-led | Exercises (Bobbing, front flutter kicks, spinning in water, floating skills)

Instructor-led | Exercises (Gliding fundamentals, rhythmic breathing, front crawl hand and leg coordination, backfloat and front float with timing)

Instructor-led | Exercises (Sidestroke survival stroke practice, flutter kicking, advanced rhythmic breathing, front crawl with rhythmic breathing, elementary backstroke also known as survival backstroke)

Instructor-led | Exercise (Whip kick training, breaststroke with any kicking, kneeling dive, backstroke training, long distance and stamina exercises)


“Very good and interactive! I understood better what I learned from some online tutorials. Enjoyed thoroughly, It helped me understand how to better float on water with ease and swimming with less effort. The instructor was really helpful and willing to help students even after the course. Great swimming course! Glad I attended.”
– Bill Wang

This course is suitable for everyone of all ages. If you need a patient coach that can actually guide you on the step by step swimming techniques. This school is definitely the best, I love to learn swimming from the condo directly. No much noise like the public pool and I can have more clarity of the instructions passed down to me via the lessons.

Certified Swimming Instructors

Friendly Dolphin swimming instructors are certified by strict regulations of NROC, SSTA, and AUSTSWIM. They will also need to have Standard First Aid, CPR, and AED.

Lifesaving Awards as prerequisites criteria to meet before selected into our swim school. Friendly Dolphin Instructors will be the right instructors qualified to teach National Swimsafer Program under MOE.

As well as the Lifesaving program and assess your kids for Singapore Swimming Proficiency Awards. All our swimming instructors are skilled to provide aquatic education to infants and toddlers, adults and kids alike.

We have a trust record of certifying more than 10,000 students offline in Heartbeat@Bedok swimming complex, Tampines hub swimming complex, Pasir Ris swimming complex, Bukit Batok swimming complex, Woodland swimming complex, Yio Chu Kang swimming complex, Jurong East, Queenstown, and Jurong west swimming complex.

Swimming Is A Valuable Life Skill

We love the water and believe swimming is one of the most valuable skill that is never too late or too early to start with. Millions of people have done it before you and millions more will do it after you. We will conquer the fears of water with you and teach you water confidence. Water will never be scary anymore, it can be calm and gentle containing a lot of fun if you know how to swim with it.

Friendly Dolphin Swim School pledge to help our students reach their potential swimming proficiency thus securing their own and others water safety at the end of the learning journey, We will impart our students with sound and professional water safety knowledge and skills.


Course Fees

S$90/4 lessons

$80/ 4 lessons

for group of 6 and above

Individual $260

Duration: 45 minutes

2 in a group $160
3 in a group $120
4 in a group $100
5 in a group $85
6 and abv. $80

Duration: 45 minutes

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