Accredited By:

Singapore Life Saving Society Programme

*Lifesaving swimming lessons Singapore consist of 6 modules accredited by Singapore Life Saving Society SLSS such as lifesaving 123 and BM.

Missions to educate and promote the importance of water safety, awareness together with rescue and resuscitation methods to individuals and organizations.



8 x 90 minutes

Once a week

Average duration to completion: 1.5 to 3 months


Classroom, Instructor-led, Hands-on

Group of up to 10 pax

Training is conducted in 5 venues:

  • Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex
  • Pasir Ris Swimming Complex
  • Clementi Swimming Complex
  • Sengkang Swimming Complex
  • Woodlands Swimming Complex


Exam fee inclusive

Examinations will be arranged at the end of the 8 lessons.


Lifesaving Course Singapore

Life Saving Course Singapore

Lifesaving is a noble word that means saving lives on land and aquatic environment involving rescue, first aid, CPR resuscitation.

Ever wonder how we become a lifeguard and what are the different courses we need to do to become lifesaver certified. Here are some of the prerequisites to guide you:

  • Students must be 16 years old and above before participating for lifeguard training.
  • Students must be able to swim 6 x 50 metres with good display of proficiency in swimming for breaststroke and freestyle. They should be able to demonstrate good breath control and rhythmic breathing.
  • Treading water skill is essential and all students should best be able to tread water for 2 minutes long.
  • Comfortable swimming in water without using any goggles.

National Registry Of Coaches (Singapore)

NROC is an initiative to raise the standard of swimming instructors in Singapore. It serves to ensure that all instructors meet the criteria to be able to understand technical aspect of swimming techniques.

Practicing instructors are also always ensured to make improvement and provide a safe environment for their students and athletes alike.

Swimming instructors certified from this program passed their course within strict guideline of Integrated Sports SG swimming program, together with the attainment of basic sport science.

This is an assurance from Sports Singapore and government to make sure that all swimming instructors registered under NROC are up to date with their coaching knowledge and skills.

Here are some short prerequisites to becoming a NROC certified swimming instructor:

  • Participants should be 18 years of age and above when they participate in the course.
  • Good swimming proficiency and able to swim front crawl, breaststroke, back crawl and survival backstroke (techniques focused instead of speed swim)

Application to become a NROC Coach <Button>



This lifesaving program is suitable for:
  • Keen swimmers who would want to have a decent part time job during studies.
  • People who love swimming and looking to expand their knowledge and skills to provide lifesaving
  • Become safer in water with the knowledge gained.
  • Love the sun and looking to become more tan.
  • Love the precious life, become certified lifeguard guarding and saving lives.

Upon successful completion of all 5 core life saving modules, Lifesaving 1,2,3, Bronze Medallion and CPR course – All participants will be awarded 5 certificates and be recognized as a Certified Lifeguard ready to take up part time and full time life guarding position.


Basic swimming knowledge and technical skill. Each student will be provided with comprehensive and modular lifesaving education as according to SLSS Awards Syllabus

  • 13 years old and above
  • Able to perform 50 metres front crawl
  • Able to perform breaststroke 50 metres
  • Able to perform survival backstroke for 50 metres

Lifesaving 123 Singapore

Students will undergo several training from basic to advance lifesaving. This course will help to position and sharpen their skill and knowledge for any situation to prevent, ability to spot and respond in the most helpful way during aquatic emergencies.

Module 1 will consist of lifesaving 1,2,3 which is also the fundamental to prepare student for more strenuous program in module 2.

  • Lifesaving 1 Award Course: To provide basic land based dry rescue and knowledge of water safety, be able to perform land based no contact rescue.
  • Lifesaving 2 Award Course: Further develop preliminary skills and knowledge of water safety, resuscitate and land based non contact rescues.
  • Lifesaving 3 Award Course: Further practice and advance skill reinforcement to better develop the knowledge and skills gained in lifesaving 1 and lifesaving award 2. Reinforced skills such as water safety, resuscitation and water rescue preparatory to Bronze Medallion

Bronze medallion module aim to help establish a basic level of proficiency in knowledge, understanding and practical ability for aquatic rescue situation.

CPR/AED will aim at the learning the fundamental of cardiopumonary resuscitation, a method using compression around chest area to keep someone alive during life threatening issue.

AED is an equipment used during sudden cardiac arrest or heart malfunctioning. It serves to deliver an electric shock through the chest to the heart to stop irregular heartbeat and maintain a normal heartbeat rhythm.

  • Theory Test
  • Resuscitation Test
  • Practical Test
  • Water Based Rescue
  • Rescue Fitness
  • Contact Tow
  • Resuscitation Rescue
  • Initiative
  • Swim


In this 2 – 3 months programme, you will learn:
  • What are the theory application of lifesaving with regards to water safety, survival in water, rescuing principles and after care for emergency cases.
  • How to do resuscitation and it’s application in different situation.
  • How to do land based rescue for casualty in deep water between 2 metres to 10 metres distance away.
  • How to do a water based rescue in deep water 15 to 20 metres away from safety for conscious casualty.
  • To build rescue resilience and fitness, to save conscious casualty in deep water 15 to 20 metres away from safety.
  • How to save an unconscious non breathing casualty submerged 15 metres away from safety.
  • Practical situation test to check for initiative and application of knowledge gained in real life situations.
  • Fitness swim to check on body fitness, resilience and techniques


By the end of the lifesaving programme, participants will:
  • Be able to understand the importance of water safety and different rescue measures.
  • Be able to access critical situations in a calm manner and take action with appropriate equipment within the area where critical situations happen.
  • Be able to perform CPR and apply rescue principles and use of emergency aftercare.
  • Be able to gain aquatic fitness and stay more resilient during open water and competition swim.
  • Be able to improve on swimming techniques and know what are the strokes most efficient for lifesaving rescues.
  • Able to perform EAR of 12 inflation and when is it best performed.
  • Awarded lifesaving certificates to gain admission to become a lifeguard or further practice to become a swimming instructor.

Swimming Instructors


With more than 7 years of experience in the swimming industry, she have worked on many swimming projects both locally and overseas spanning the South East Asian Region. During her free time, she often organizes triathlon competitions and ironman challenges. Always striving to challenge her limits both physically and mentally in sports.

She believes that teaching is the most important profession in the world. And more so as a swimming teacher, swimming is a life skill that evokes many benefits associated with it. It is the only life skill in the world that can actually saves your life and bring convenience to you at the same time.

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Recognized as a nice and good authority in the fields of swimming. He is well versed in coaching competitive swimming strokes. He made it his mission to impart all his knowledge and skills accumulate throughout the many years to all his students.

And most important help them achieve their goal of being proficient in swimming at the end of the swimming lessons. He had been a Sengkang swimming coach with experience of 9 years. He is currently certified under NROC, Sports Singapore and part of the Sengkang Swimming Instructors team for assessments for Swim Safer.

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This is a no original swimming instructor. Being young and adventurous, he enjoys writing and reading a lot. He believed strongly that in order to make good swimming lessons, one should never stop learning and reading everyday. After all, we are imparting knowledge and skills to learners.

He always make sure to keep himself updated with the latest trend in swimming and strive to find better ways to teach so that students will understand better.

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In the past 5 years, he and his team of swimming instructors have take on many swimmming projects and helped to improve the swimming quality and standard of swim safer assessments syllabus.

Throughout his career as a swim team guidance specialist, he has taught more than 5000 students and have passed more than 4000 students since 3 years ago when he started off as an assessor. Many of the primary and secondary schools students are currently under his belt and management in the process of getting the 10 compulsory swim lessons for safe swimming.

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The cost of a private swimming coach in Singapore might vary. I often get people asking me for good swimming coach recommendation, i believe that every individual instructor will have a set of their own ways to guide. There are also many variables and factors determining if the coach or instructor are actually right for your kids. I would say every instructors are good as long as it blend and bond well with the students. At the end of the course, objectives will be the same – to inspire love and water safety in all our students.

This coach have many experiences for private swim coaching in private condo and clubhouses. He possesses in depth knowledge and experience of up to 10 years in the swimming industry as an AUSTSWIM certified instructor. He is very familiar with the criteria and assessments. Always making sure to gain trust with the students first before conducting any assessments.

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Recognized as an experienced swimming teacher in the fields of swimming and an instructor who have have had experience teaching in public swimming pools all around in Singapore, Teng made it his mission to train and consult businesses and individuals to establish a successful, and above all education for all his students of any ages.

Throughout his career as a swimming instructor, he have several swim school projects for many private and government schools in Singapore. He leads many swim school projects which includes wide range of strokes corrections, different spectrum of students and swim safer targets. His extensive swim teaching experience of over a two decades as of 2019 has honed his ability to deliver solutions and teaching for all kinds of swimming practices.

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Lifesaving like swimming and other essential swimming skill is better learned through guided practices. You will retain the information learned better through practice and guided tutorials. We apply instructional design methodologies such as multiple intelligence framework from Prof Howard Gardner for better learning and retention of information.

The course is designed in such a way to enforce slow progressive learning. Course modules are designed to build on the fundamentals and gradually moving up to more complex activities. Students will learn through practice and feedback.


“I have gained a lot of knowledge from this 3 months lifesaving programme. Previously, i always wonder what should i do during critical, life-threatening situation. This course have given me all the insights and answered all the why, what, when, how, who questions for all the event which call for this type of skills.

The lifesaver trainers at the program are aquatic experts who all had diving and met with life threatening event. I am glad i had chosen this school for lifesaving, the insight, experience and knowledge shared by the instructor are really invaluable. I had realized how precious and brittle life is. I highly recommend this course to anyone who are into open water swimming and people who wants to help others and themselves. Learn a life skill that stay with you forever.

Rachel Ngiam

Individual Life Saving Programme

Rachel Ngiam


Course Fees (Per Module):
Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex/ Clementi Swimming Complex/ Pasir Ris Swimming Complex/ Sengkang Swimming Complex

$300 for 8 sessions

Delta Swimming Complex
$320 for 10 sessions

Course Fees:
View course fees →



Course Duration:
12 Days (96 hours)
9am – 6pm each day
Average duration to completion: 1.5 to 3 months

Course Schedules:
View course schedules →

(View course schedules of all core modules)


There is no need of continuing lifesaving 123 again if you fail bronze medallion. You have to just retake the bronze medallion test again. Do note that to become a certified lifeguard, bronze medallion certificate is a must to have.

SLSS is the ONLY organization in Singapore that can issue certification for lifesaving, certify lifeguards and award Bronze Medallion (BM) certification to competent participants.

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