Baby Swimming Lessons in Singapore

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Swimming Lesson for Infants & Toddlers

If you are seeking an experienced swim instructor to provide infant swimming lessons, Little Fishes might be perfect for you. At Little Fishes Swimming School Singapore, we specialize in providing swimming lessons for parents and infants in group settings.

Benefits of infants and toddlers learning swimming

If you are wondering how swimming benefits your infants and toddlers, please consider the following:

Heart and Lungs

  • While many are aware of the fact that swimming is great exercise, it can also be beneficial to help develop your baby's respiratory and cardiovascular systems. In particular, swimming is known to help develop a baby's heart and lungs.

Bonding Time

  • Swimming lessons allow for bonding time; Bonding with your babies during their early days is imperative to build a solid foundation for your baby's future.

Boost Water Confidence

  • Rather than waiting until later in life, getting swimming lessons for your infant helps to boost water confidence, buoyancy, water safety skills, and even encourages muscle development throughout the process.
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About Little Fishes Swimming Lessons

Available for infants and toddlers aged 18 months to 24 months, infant swimming lessons are conducted in groups. Moreover, lessons are conducted in the following ways:

  • Duration of the lesson
    1 hour for each lesson
  • 12 Swimsafer Lesson/ 3-Months Frame
  • Group setting
    Per group consists of 3 to 5 students. 1 parent has to be there with infant or toddler.
  • Private Lessons Available
    On weekdays, lessons for 1-on-1, home appointments are on weekdays, depending on the coach's availability.
    Private group settings are also accepted in groups of up to 5.

Class Policy

For infants/toddlers, they must have swimming diapers before entering the pool.

Students are advised not to change the stipulated timing/days as it interferes with the class size and lesson adversely. Parents are greatly encouraged to follow course guideline and learning objectives in each level for the participants to avoid subjective outcomes

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I even consider having my baby take baby swimming lessons before he/she could learn how to walk?

Swimming is one of the best sports and it can be the most fun.  Learning to swim at an early age gives babies the rare opportunity to experience a degree of independence and to explore a free environment.  Babies who are used to swim as soon as they can remember, are known to exhibit confidence and independence as they grow old. Also, learning formal swimming techniques can come naturally to them.

What is the right age for baby swimming lessons?

The swimming journey for a baby begins as early as six months old and continue at age 18 months.  Beyond that age, the child will learn a different set of skills until he or she reaches the age of 4 years old – at which time the child will have the motor skills to learn basic swimming strokes or the formal swimming techniques.

What will my baby learn during the baby swimming lessons?

Children at infancy are equipped with newborn reflex that lets them naturally react to stimulation.  Our infant swimming lessons are developed in a way so that parents and teachers can guide them slowly as they get acquainted with the aquatic environment.  The goal is to be able to naturally stimulate them to react with water.

The child will learn to move freely in and out of the water, hold their breath underwater, safely turn on their backs and keep their face above water and propel themselves to the edge of the pool to safety.

Will the baby swimming lessons make my baby child drown-proof?

Swimming instructors and the rest of the swimming community do not believe that anyone is drown-proof. The swimming skills the babies develop during the baby swimming lessons are not meant to replace adult supervision. It may be potentially life-saving and protect them from certain accidental drowning situations but infants and toddlers should always be supervised.

Will my baby experience a certain amount of trauma during the initial learning phase?

Babies who are taught gently and in a child-paced, child-friendly way do not feel threatened and therefore, cry less. Choose a baby-friendly swimming school where instructors appear to teach happy and contented babies. While your infant/toddler may cry initially, it is simply because he or she is experiencing something new. Once they feel that it is safe and all is well, the baby will calm down and be content. This is why our infant lessons are particularly slow and the stimulations or lessons only begin when the babies are ready.

Swimming is a skill that everyone should develop not only because of its health benefits but also because it develops character and a sense of discipline. Allowing your children to learn early is a gift they will appreciate for the rest of their lives.

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