We design our children’s swimming lessons for kids that challenges each student to reach his or her full potential.

Our swimming lessons for kids cover the full range of learn-to-swim and water safety skills as well as other skills and techniques not covered in other swim programs including dolphin kicks, breaststrokes, and flip turns.

Friendly Dolphin Swim School follows closely with strict guidelines of swim safer programs. The school will award swim safer certificates upon the successful performance of assessments.

Assessments will be done in public pools and conducted by examiners from Sports Singapore.

Our swim program is suitable whether your child’s goals involve:

  • developing basic swim skills
  • pursuing swim team
  • correcting strokes and swim instructing
  • lifeguarding in the future
  • swim coaching in the future
  • swim safer certifications

Friendly Dolphin private and public swimming instructors will conduct an assessment at the start of children’s swimming lessons to determine the child’s current swim level during the first few lessons.

To commemorate the completion of each progression and swim level, students will receive a report card to track and encourage progressions.

In this swimming lesson, participants will learn:

  • How to walk, jump and run around in the pool to get familiarize with the water.
  • To get themselves acclimate to the water environment.
  • How to blow bubbles and pick up objects from underwater. They will be trained on what to do and what are not to do in the swimming pool.
  • How to stay afloat in star floating position faceup or facedown.
  • Learn what is bobbing and how to do safe bobbing. Our instructors will teach rhythmic breathing and gliding.
  • Students will learn how to stay afloat in star floating position faceup and facedown.
  • Jumping into deep water, treading water and full body submersion.
  • Integration of flutter kicking and gliding skill
  • Long-distance swimming and a more prolonged period swimming drills to improve stamina.
  • How to swim front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly proficiently.


1. Essential Life Skills For Everyone

Invest in developing essential knowledge and skills is the surest ways to a better future and high satisfied well-being in life.

Life skill that stays with kids for life.

Investing in academic and physical knowledge education is a double win situation in planning the future of kids.

Be it the time, effort and money or combination of all of them will be repaid in proportion to the usefulness of the knowledge and skills gained.

Children’s swimming lessons and learning swimming is essential skills that will never stop growing in demands, a crucial investment that will pay your kids with interest in the future.

This means you not only get back the money you invested in for swimming lessons.

Valuable knowledge and skills gained through private swimming lessons for kids, they will be paid back in interest.

2. Improve Academic Performance

Swimming skills help kids to perform better academically. Studies have found that children who took part in organized sports and frequent physical activities were one and a half times more likely to reach higher than expected grades in all their subjects.

Swimming lessons give students a chance to experience success in sports and therefore increase the pupils’ confidence and self-esteem along the way.  

3. Study or Work – Life Balance

  • Encourage balance in life from a stressful academic.
  • Spend relaxation time with friends and family
  • Improve social skills
  • Stress management
  • Having fun
  • Enjoying life
  • Developing important physical skills
  • Learn to appreciate small things in life
  • Create happiness.
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Private and public pools integrated swim safer assessment programs

Approve swim safer syllabus teaching methodologies

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

 Hands-on, interactive, instructor-led children’s swimming lessons

Safe aquatic opportunities to practice skills that are taught during 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

 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

 Learn swimming in Singapore with professional coaches


Assessments will be done after swimming lessons to help the school understand the abilities of prospective students.

The whole curriculum will move into five categories progress in a hierarchical fashion.

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

Swimming instructors will guide students on how to do a body face-up star float floating exercise.

Swimming instructors will guide students to do a face-down star float floating exercise.

Interactive children’s swimming lessons will allow kids to work through a BLABT step by step teaching methods in all correction of swimming strokes.

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 longer distances.

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

Students will learn survival skills such as boating rules, environmental dangers, maintaining buoyancy by removing excessive clothing, and treading water.


By the end of the children’s swimming lessons, participants will

  • Be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the concept of floating and being comfortable in the water, how to blow bubbles and stay safe during submersions.
  • Gain lifesaving knowledge and skills and know what to do and not to do during critical situations for survival.
  • Be able to float on the water with less effort and perform gliding after kicking from the wall for at least 2 to 3 meters.
  • Taking skills such as bobbing into more advanced level, rhythmic breathing and gliding skill.
  • Jumping into deep water, treading water and full body submersion.
  • Long-distance swimming and perform skills for longer periods of time.
  • Students will be able to work on BLABT methodology when learning swimming strokes.  BLABT is a progressive method.
  • BLABT swimming strategy works on progression from body position, leg action, arm action, breathing, timing, and coordination to better practice and learn individual swimming strokes.
  • Improve the quality and do better streamlining during swimming.
  • Improve endurance.
  • Improve the quality of the crawl stroke outside the swimming pool.
  • Improve the quality of diving.


Attain proficiency in swimming skills such as front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly stroke at the end of the course

Learn survival skills such as boating rules, environmental dangers, maintain buoyancy by removing excess clothing and treading water

Become swim safer certified


Individual or smaller group swimming lessons cap at 5 pax available for students who need more attention to learn swimming.

Private swimming lessons for kids can be conducted in both private condominiums, clubhouse pools, and public swimming complexes.

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 watercraft and how to work with intermediate water survival and rescue skills. The new goal at this point is to swim for 100 meters 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


What is the age range for this particular category?

There is no need for parents to be in the pool with the child. You can observe the class near the pool.

As they are in different categories, we recommend to conduct the class separately. We will suggest a back to back lesson for your children. We will be using different syllabus for toddler and kid swimming lessons.

It is not advisable to do so. As our kid’s class is design for kids age 5 and above, your child may have difficulty in catching up the pace. It may be counter-productive to do so. We will however, consider the decison on a case by case basis to see if the child is suitable for the class.

You need to have your own swim gear, goggles and float board for the first lesson. Your swimming instructor may advise you further after the first lesson.

Please email your inquiries to info@swimclasses.com.sg, we will be in touch with you soon. Alternatively, you can also give us a call at +65 8748 3645, Mondays – Fridays, 9 am – 7 pm.


This course is suitable for students of age group 5 – 15 years old.

Anyone looking to gain proficiency in swimming and attain swim safer certification awards at the end of the course.


Instructor-led | Building confidence and walking skills in water.

Instructor-led | Stay comfortable floating faceup or facedown in water while swimming

Instructor-led | Learn to do correct flutter and whip kicking in swimming. Learn to maintain a streamline position during swimming with correct hands and legs coordination.

Instructor-led | In this skill students will still be continuing to develop the gliding. But combined with the rolling over front and back to develop a more independent gliding. This skill practice will prepare students for back crawl and survival backstroke.

Instructor-led | All strokes and long distances swimming will be practiced at this stage. Strokes correction will be reinforced at this stage.


“Very interactive course, our company attended the course with them to learn more about swimming, we started swimming better and are able to be more comfortable in water. The classes are conducted in their private pool in Bedok and Redhill! Very convenient and nice place to swim in!”
– Mok Peng Ngee

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in upgrading a lifesaving skill for themselves in swimming. I strongly encouraged that all people must at least have some survival skills in the water.
– Roger Lim


Parents play an important role in children’s swimming experience. While children are striving hard to learn how to swim, parents should know how to help their children.

  • Do not expect your child to be able to swim soon after they are introduced to the water. It depends on individual learning ability. As a parent, you should focus on the long-term goal and avoid putting pressure on achievement and expecting quick results, as this may become counter-productive.
  • Don’t be over-ambitious about your child’s progress. Allow them to gradually develop and improve at his or her own pace. There is no shortcut in learning to swim. Practice makes perfect. Every child needs regular lessons and training, so don’t hurry them! Your child will learn much more in short and frequent regular visits than in the occasional long one.
  • If your child no longer seems to enjoy the water, don’t give up! Continue your regular lessons but don’t waste all the earlier good work. It is a good idea to just hang around and watch as the others carry on, rather than skipping lessons.
  • Don’t compare your child with others. Everyone has a different learning ability.
  • If your child accidentally slips into the water and swallows water during the lesson, don’t worry, as this is a learning process. Praise them for trying. Children need to be encouraged. By doing this, children will enjoy and have fun.
  • If your child cries during the lesson, it doesn’t mean that your child is not ready for swimming lessons. Your child may be adjusting to the separation from Mum and Dad, getting accustomed to the new surroundings, or just having a bad day. Give your child some time and let him or her develop confidence. Very soon he or she will be able to enjoy this wonderful experience in a totally relaxed environment with us.

Class Policy

  • Collection of fees is based on every 4 lessons excluding public holiday
  • Notice of 4 weeks should be given if a student wish to withdraw himself/herself from group classes. Charges of a month will be charged if earlier notice is not given.
  • Swim safer assessments will be given to participants instructors deem fit for assessments.
  • Friendly Dolphin reserve the right to postpone starting date of the class if the group is not full yet.
  • Terms and conditions apply.

Course Fees

Course Fee:
S$80/4 lessons  $70/4 lessons for group of 6 and above


Individual $280

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. $70

Duration: 45 minutes

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No. of Students Fees/ Per Student (Per Month/4 Lessons)
Individual $280
2 in a group $140
3 in a group $100
4 in a group $90
5 in a group $80
6 and abv. $70

** 10% off for more than 100 students under one organization

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