An Initiative By
National Water Safety Council (NWSC)
In Collaboration With
Singapore Sports Council (SSC)
SwimSafer Programme Email Address
SwimSafer is a new national water safery programme introduced by the National Water Safety Council (NWSC) in July 2010 which combines both the National Survival Swimming Award (NASSA) and the Learn-To-Swim Programme (LTSP) into a progressive six-stage programme.
At the end of each stage, each child will receive a stage completion certificate indicating his/her individual skill achievements. A badge will be awarded upon the completion of each stage.
In addition, each child will be awarded a coloured pin upon completion of each stages 4 to 6.
Swim Safer is a national programme in Singapore, introduced by the National Water Safety Council (NWSC) that instructs both swimming proficiency and water survival skills is necessary in view of more than 65% of drowning incidences in Singapore (from 2005 to 2008) occurring in the seas, rivers and reservoirs.
The objective is for your child to gain confidence and develop independence in the water, as well as learn general and deep-end water safety. Techniques taught includes forward and backward movement, safe entry and exit, and introduction to personal water survival skills.
General skills development will include unassisted step entry into water, sculling, feet-first surface dives, personal water safety skills and water safety awareness in an aquatic environment. Your child will be encouraged to achieve 25 metres of continuous swim.
Principles of personal water survival and basic rescue skills will be taught. Your child will demonstrate proficiency in sculling, underwater skills, and the use of a Personal Floatation Device. Your child will be encouraged to achieve 50 metres of continuous swim.
Development of your child's stroke techniques will be a focus here, along with coordinated breathing in deep water while swimming 100 metres. Principles of water craft safety will be introduced, as well as continual work on rescue and personal water survival skills.
SwimSafer Silver (Stage 5): Intermediate Personal Water Survival and Swimming Stroke Refinement Skills
Fundamentals of diving will be introduced. Development of rescue skills and personal water survival skills will also continue at more advanced levels. Your child will be required to demonstrate efficient swimming stroke techniques to complete stage 5 before progressing to stage 6.
Your child will be required to perform strokes with greater ease, efficiency, power and smoothness, swimming over 400 metres. Rescue skills and water safety knowledge will focus on lifesaving readiness. Standing dive and advanced personal water survival skills will continue to be taught.
Swim Safer Terms & Conditions
- The cost of the SwimSafer course and mode of payment would be arranged between the SwimSafer Instructor and the participant or parent/guardian. Prices may differ depending on individual instructors.
- Dates and times of SwimSafer lessons are to be arranged between the SwimSafer Instructor and participant or parent/guardian.
- Do ensure that your instructor is SwimSafer accredited, holds a Singapore Sports Council (SSC) Usage Permit and is registered with the National Registry of Coaches (NRC).
- Please submit your registration form directly to any of our SwimSafer Instructors to sign up.
- View the list of SwimSafer Instructors in Singapore
- All participants must adhere to the SSC Pool Rules at all times.
- Parents and guardians are responsible for the well-being of their children and wards in the changing room and other areas of the SSC swimming complex before and after the lesson.
- Swimming Pools
- Public Swimming Complex
- Ang Mo Kio Swimming Complex
- Bedok Swimming Complex
- Bishan Swimming Complex
- Bukit Batok Swimming Complex
- Buona Vista Swimming Complex
- Choa Chu Kang Swimming Complex
- Clementi Swimming Complex
- Delta Swimming Complex
- Geylang East Swimming Complex
- Hougang Swimming Complex
- Jalan Besar Swimming Complex
- Jurong East Swimming Complex
- Jurong West Swimming Complex
- Kallang Basin Swimming Complex
- Katong Swimming Complex
- Queenstown Swimming Complex
- School of Physical Education (SPE) Swimming Complex
- Sengkang Swimming Complex
- Serangoon Swimming Complex
- Tampines Swimming Complex
- Toa Payoh Swimming Complex
- Woodlands Swimming Complex
- Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex
- Yishun Swimming Complex
- SAFRA Swimming Pool
- SAFRA Mount Faber Swimming Pool
- SAFRA Yishun Swimming Pool
- SAFRA Toa Payoh Swimming Pool
- SAFRA Tampines Swimming Pool
- SAFRA Jurong Swimming Pool