Swimming Lessons For Toddlers Singapore | Course


The earlier your child learns to swim, the more comfortable he or she will be in the water and how to keep safe in the water.

The friendly dolphin kids and toddlers program allows babies and toddlers as young as six months to begin swimming. 

Our Newborns and Toddlers program teaches babies and toddlers how to breathe and swim back to the wall for their safety. Playing games and singing songs with us is a lot of fun and instructive for the kids.

The program’s purpose is for each youngster to feel happy and safe in the water.

Our friendly and experienced swim coaches lead the Babies & Toddlers session, which is parent-accompanied.

  • Swimming lessons for toddlers provide children with the opportunity to learn about swimming. The greatest moment to avoid any unwanted water phobias in the future.
  • Toddlers gain aquatic confidence in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Toddlers will be exposed to water and begin to develop water confidence through safe and simple locomotor walking abilities.
  • Water familiarization is going underwater and being comfortable with surface submersion, such as blowing bubbles.
  • Progression of entry and exit skills – from utilizing a ladder to entering without assistance and ultimately jumping in.
  • Be at ease with water on your face, plunging underwater, and controlling your breathing. Understand what to do if their face is buried in water.
  • Introduction of floating skills such as front and back star float performance.
  • When it comes to floating exercises for toddlers, parental supervision is vital.
  • Gliding as well as stationary propulsion. Stationary propulsion is defined as moving hands and legs in the water without moving forward or backward (treading water)
  • Treading water is critical for water safety; it helps pupils feel secure and at ease in an aquatic setting.
  • Toddlers will learn submersion and gradually be able to conduct a safe immersion.
  • Parental education, supervision, water familiarization, and early independence are all important.
  • At no time should force be utilized in toddler swimming training.
  • Water safety programs centered on games, activities, and play for emotional, physical, social, and cognitive development.
  • The premise of the toddler swimming program focuses solely on water confidence and aquatic skill development.
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Key Features | Swimming Lessons For Toddlers

Up-to-date, bite-sized program.

Hands-on, interactive, instructor-led

Actionable strategies, frameworks, and processes you can implement to new or existing campaigns

Comprehensive and structured curriculum

Real-world examples and case studies

Developed and delivered by industry experts

Fully equipped, safe, and protected environment for swimming lessons.

Duration is kept 30 minutes for student’s welfare, toddlers will be kept active in the water.

Course Description

The learning process for both children and adults to receive knowledge for swimming and safety comfortably.

A step by step methodology with a patient approach caters to individual learning styles.

Preparation for later healthy lifestyle and curb water phobia toddler swimming lessons.

Fun and effective swimming instructions.

“You are scooping” instead of a dunking method to familiarize toddlers into swimming.

Logical, incremental progression process slowly one step at a time with skills broken down into easier steps.

Goals approach from simple to more complex.

A better retention of information focused on a good attention span — systematic approach with thirty minutes short swimming sessions.

Class Policy

  • Collection of fees is based on every four lessons excluding public holiday
  • Notice of 4 weeks should be given if a student wishes to withdraw from group classes. Charges will apply if earlier notice of 4 lessons is not given.
  • Friendly Dolphin reserves the right to postpone the start date of the class if the class is not full yet.
  • Terms and conditions apply.

Course Objectives

By the end of the class, participants will:

  • Be able to gain water confidence, and adults will be more confident through the knowledge gained to teach his/her own child.
  • Be able to gain better floating skills without assistance for the toddlers..
  • Learn how to hold their breath before submerging into water. Some older toddlers might even be able to learn how to do blowing bubbles in water.
  • Be able to perform simple propulsion such as basic hand and leg kicking action to move around inside the water.

Be able to perform stress-free submersion with confidence and good breath control.

Survival and water safety skills to help them survive in life-threatening situations.

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


It will be good for parents/guardians to be in the pool for both baby and toddler swimming lessons. Babies and toddlers between the age group of 1-4 will be more receptive, less scared and more willing to try swimming activities.

As they are in different categories, we recommend conducting the class separately. We will suggest a back to back lesson for your children. The swimming sessions plans used for babies, toddlers, and kids swimming lessons are different.

Friendly Dolphin Swim School does not advise toddlers joining kids groups as kids categorized 5 years old and above follow a different curriculum. Toddlers at age 4, and below might not be so receptive to instructions.

They might not follow the class as well, therefore, slowing both the pace for learning to swim progression.

Decisions still lie with the parents, the school will evaluate and allow on a case by case basis.

You need to have your own swim gear, goggles and float board for the first lesson. Your swimming instructor will inform you of any if in doubt after first swimming lesson.

Our instructors conducting kids classes are fully qualified with the relevant certifications from the Singapore Sports Council and Singapore Swimming Teachers’ Association. They are trained and experienced in conducting swimming lessons for kids.

You are welcome to register a package that offers a minimum of 12 lessons. You may refer to Kid Swimming Lessons for more information. We are sorry that we do not offer single trial class at the moment.

We highly recommend a doctor’s opinion to be sought first as there are varying degrees of Asthma.

Please email info@swimclasses.com.sg, and we will revert as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can also drop us a WhatsApp message at +65 6016 2573 from Monday – Sunday between 830am – 9 pm.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for toddlers of age 2-4 years old who is looking to gain water confidence and curb water phobic behaviors.

Parents with toddlers who are looking to gain practical knowledge on how to guide the toddlers in swimming pools.

Course Outline

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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 | Toddlers will learn to be less reliant and start building water independence from parents assistance.

They will be taught to do repetitions of entering and exiting the pool safely. To know the depth of the pool and be able to float around safely even on the water.

Instructor-led | Toddlers will be taught through visual and kinaesthetic demonstrations and be comfortable submerging into the water.


“Very good course as a parent who do not know how to swim. The school uses a simple program that is proven very highly effective for my babies. The teachers in this school are knowledgeable and had done many researches always finding new methods to engage the kids. I believe that my baby are now happier in water, with better developed motor skills to move around freely. I am glad and find less worried now even if she fell into the water. She can now twist and turn herself in the pool floating to grasp air! High recommend Friendly Dolphin Swim School”
– Fausia Chin

Certified Swimming Instructor

The strict rules of NROC, SSTA, and AUSTSWIM make sure that all of the swimming instructors at Friendly Dolphin are certified. In addition, before being accepted into our swim school, they must also have the Standard First Aid, CPR, and Singapore Lifesaving Awards.

Friendly Dolphin Instructors will be the right teachers for the National Swimsafer Program, which MOE runs. As well as the Singapore Swimming Proficiency Awards and the Lifesaving program, you can test your kids’ swimming skills. All our swimming teachers know how to teach people of all ages, from babies to adults, how to swim.

We have certified 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.

We love the water and think swimming is one of the most important skills you can learn at any age. More than millions of people have done it before you, and it will be done by millions more after you. We’ll help you get over your fear of water and teach you to be confident in it. If you know how to swim, water will no longer be scary. Instead, it will be calm and gentle and full of fun.

Friendly Dolphin Swim School promises to help its students become as good swimmers as they can be, ensuring their own and other’s safety in the water by the end of the learning process. In addition, we will teach our students good, professional skills and knowledge about water safety.

Important message for all parents/students/guardians

  • Baby might not be immediately happy in the water and usually need a lot of coaxing, loving focused encouragement without any pressure.
  • Always keep in mind that the progressions for babies and toddlers is slow. Keep the goals in long term while enjoying the short and long term benefits of early swimming. The focus should first be put on mutual enjoyment.
  • Avoid putting pressure on the achievement and embracing quick results. Both of which are actually counter productive for all swimming lessons.
  • Create a pleasurable associations when the babies are exposed to water even if they cries. Be mindful not to display negative reactions and words when they cries or jump into conclusion that they do not like water.
  • Be positive, parents who are not confident in water can still help their babies in the learning to swim process, it is a good positive step!
  • Avoid snacking before going into swimming pool, the snacks can be consumed after swimming.
  • Parents have to take close eyes and watch that the babies do not drink too much water during the lessons. This will avoid water intoxication and is usually very rare for a 30 minutes sessions of different exercises.


Per pax for every 4 lessons

Individual S$400
2 in a group S$220
3 in a group S$175
4/5 in a group S$145
6 and abv. S$130

15% off for more than 200 students under one organization

Give them an essential skill which they can use for the whole life is the greatest gift you can give toddlers



Our expert coaches have completed rigorous training and selection processes, making them well-equipped to assist you in teaching your young children to swim with confidence.


We are devoted to creating a regulated atmosphere that is pleasant. A chlorinated pool paired with a UV filter safely eliminates germs and other contaminants from our swimming pools. Enjoy our warm, pristine waters without the shivering, stinging eyes, and dry skin and hair!


Our established swimsafer curriculum results from 14 years of working with parents and children to comprehend the most effective teaching methods fully. Currently, we have over 10,000 students in Singapore and Malaysia, backed by a 200-person staff committed to transforming modest ripples into enormous ambitions.

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