In Singapore, a few groups provide certification programs for swimming teachers. They are AUSTSWIM, the Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA), and Sport Singapore (formerly known as the Singapore Sports Council).
Please check the table below for more information and a comparison of this certification’s differences.
|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|
After completing the course, you must meet a predetermined number of attachment hours with an affiliated swim school or swimming instructor.
Where Should You Begin?
Hi… i used to be a swimming instructor abt 20yrs ago. I have certification fr S’pore Sport Council for Swimming Instructor cert, Lifesaving Instructor n CPR Instructor. But all of them expired i think. Where should i start now?
hi sure, sorry for the late reply. I think you can start off by doing an online refresher course with teachssa.org and then also enroll for basic sports science from republic polytechnic while waiting for teachssa course to commence. This is the NROC route to taking the swim license from Sport Singapore. Having this license entitled you to conduct lessons at all public pools, private pools, etc in Singapore.
Do you guys hire swimming instructors for weekends only?
Hi yes, we hire swimming instructors for weekends only.
Hi. May i check…. upon completion from either of these three schools… i will be allowed to teach young kids such as 2 years old too right?
yep, upon completion of the course and officially graduate to become swimming instructor, you will be able to teach young kids.
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