There are a few associations which offer courses to certify swimming instructors in Singapore. They are the Sport Singapore (formerly known as the Singapore Sports Council), Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) and AUSTSWIM.
Please see the following table for more details and the differences between these certification.
|Sports Singapore||Swimming Teachers’ Association||AUSTSWIM|
|Condo & Private Pools||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|NROC (Sport Singapore)||SSTA||AUSTSWIM|
|Minimum Age||18 years old as on 1st Jan of the year||17 years old||16 years old (Accreditation at 17)|
(3 Years from Exam)
|First Aid or CPR||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Basic Sports Science (BSS)||Yes||–||–|
|SG-Coach Theory Lv1||Yes||–||–|
|SG-Coach Technical Lv1||Yes||–||–|
|Course Fee||Basic Sports Science|
S$353.10 Theory LV 1
Course S$321.00 Technical LV 1
Skill Test S$25.00
|STA Member S$550|
Non Member S$580
|Additional Info||Click Here||Click Here||Click Here|
Upon completion of course, you are required to fulfill a certain number of attachment hours with associated swim school or swimming instructor.
Check out the diagram below and find out where to start.