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.
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.
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.
By the end of the class, participants will:
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.
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
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
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
2- 4 years old
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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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
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.
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.