Monday, November 29, 2010

Swimsafer Level 2 Swimming Programme - Bukit Batok Swimming Complex


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Swimsafer Stage 2 test procedure

Entry and Exit
Perform a step-in entry

Scull and Body Orient
1)Demonstrate sculling in an upright position for 10s with arms only
2)Demonstrate the ability to change direction on command

Underwater Skills
1)Search for and recover an object in chest deep water depth.
2)Demonstrate a feet-first surface dive

Movement / Strokes
25m forward movement -- Any stroke

Survival Skills
1)Swim wearing clothing for 15m
2)Demonstrate flotation survival technique for 1min
3)Correctly fit a PFD, jump into the water and swim for 5m and climb out of deep water

Rescue Skills

Water safety rules in various aquatic environment

What sort of things should you not do at a beach?
Dive into the water.
Swim Unsupervised.
Swim when the conditions are rough.
Jump off rocks.
Swim out too far.

What could happen if you walked too close to the edge of a river bank?
You could fall in. The bank may crumble and you could fall in.

What are the dangers with water that can be found in and around the home?
Unfenced pools, pool gate left open, broken or toys left in the water.
Spas and fish ponds.
Bathtubs not emptied.
Buckets filled with water, washing machines, toilets and sinks.

If you can't see the bottom of a river, lake or dam, what would be some dangers?
Submerged objects, rocks, weeds, muddy bottom, unknown depth.

What are two things you can do to alert someone you are in trouble when in the water?
Float on your back and wave. Call for help.

What would you do if you were caught in a fast flowing river?
Try to float feet first in a half-sitting position.

What should you always wear when you go out boating?
A SOlAS Personal Floatation Device (PFD) and protective clothing.

What are the dangers with a storm water channels?
Steep banks, fast flowing water, flash flooding, entrapment in grates, pylons.

How do you check the strength of a river current?
Throw in a stick and see how quickly it flows down the river. If the stick disappears underwater or is tossed around the current is strong.

Call Mr Nico 90059173 or go to for more info


Swimsafer Level 1 Swimming Programme - Woodlands Swimming Complex


SwimSafer Test Items
Stage 1
Entry and Exit
Enter the water safely and confidently with slide in entry and exit using ladder and from pool edge
Scull and Body Orient
1)Recover from a face down float or glide to a standing position
2)Recover from a back float or back glide to a standing position
3)Introduction to Flotation survival technique
Underwater Skills
Submerge in waist depth water, open eyes and blow bubbles
Movement / Strokes
1)Forward movement 10m
2) Introduction to backward movement 5m
Survival Skills
1)Support body in an upright position and signal distress
2)Grasp a floatation aid thrown for support
3)Be pulled to safety
4)Wearing clothing, correctly fit a PFD, jump into the water, float 30s and then climb out of deep water
Rescue Skills
1)Rules of behavior in, on or near the water
2)Water safety knowledge at a swimming pool
Should you ever go swimming alone?
No, always swim with an adult.
Who should you go swimming with?
Mum, Dad or a responsible adult.
What places with water around the home may be dangerous?
Bathtubs, spas, fish ponds, home pools, washing machines, sink, toilets, buckets.
Who can help you at the local pool?
Pool Lifeguards.
What are some rules at the local pool?
No running, no pushing, obey the lifeguards.
What do lifeguards do at the pool?
They supervisor people, help if there is trouble, do first aid, help lost children and make sure
the pool is safe to swim.
If you see somebody in trouble in the water, what should you do?
Shout out for help and go get an adult.
How can you get into the water safety?
Enter using the stairs and ladder holding the railing.
If you get into trouble in the water, what should you do?
Shout and wave for help, float on your back, try to relax.

For more info about swimsafer programme please go to the link below
Call Mr Nico 90059173

Friday, July 16, 2010

Swimsafer sidestroke demo - "how to swim sidestroke"

Swimsafer sidestroke is one of the test criteria in the swimsafer Bronze, swimsafer Silver and swimsafer Gold award. Students will be tested on the efficient stroke techniques they use.
Example : Underwater arm recovery, directly on the side, with lower arm extended beyond the head and upper arm resting along side of body.
Ear resting on the shoulder, face angled slightly upwards.
Legs extended and together in glide position.

Leg Action scissor kick"Tuck, Split. Squeeze"
Tuck : legs bend together to form a triangle shape.
Split: Top leg steps forward, knee flexed and foot doris-flexed. Lower leg step backwards, knee flexed and foot plantar-flexed(point)
Squeeze: feet then follow a circular motion as both legs straghten, sweep outwards and around until coming back together in glide position.

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Swimsafer backstroke demo "How to swim backstroke"

Swimsafer backstroke is one of the test criteria from swimsafer stage 2, swimsafer Bronze, swimsafer Silver and swimsafer Gold award. Students will be tested on the efficient stroke techniques they use.

Example :
Body position on the back, with body stright and arms by the sides inglide position.

Leg Action: Leg bend at knees to 90degrees - feet flexed and turn outwards. Knees slightly apart.
Feet sweep outwards and back up in circular motion until legs and feet are back together in glide position. Very little hip flexion.

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NASSA Gold Star Award "How to wear a life jacket in the water"

Wear a life jacket in the water is one of the test criteria from NASSA Gold Star Award.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Merawoods Condo Private Swimming Lessons

Monday, March 22, 2010

Amber Swimming Lessons at Woodlands Swimming Complex

Amber is 4 years old only and she is training for Bronze National Survival Swimming Award at Woodland swimming Complex every Sunday 1230pm.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Woodlands Swimming Lessons

Swimming for Fun, Health and Safety
Learning to swim is a fun activity for your kids. Be positive yourself, and your child should enjoy swimming lessons - remember, it's a vital skill they shouldn't miss out!

Swimming is on the syllabus for all children in the Singapore, and they have to learn to swim by the time go to primary school. Having the ability to swim one length 50 meter when they're kindergarten 1 and pass the NASSA survival bronze test at the end of kindergarten 2 is it best way to give them self confidence when they go primary school.

It is never too early to take your child to the pool and many swim school in Singapore run courses for babies and toddlers up to adults. We have lessons for one-month-olds upwards, up until the age of four it's more about gaining confidence rather than learning strokes. For the younger ones we do exercises with nursery rhymes, The important factor is to make the water fun for the kids.'

Swimming also keeps children fit, helps with their growth and strength, and it's a social activity that they will keep with them all their lives.
call Mr Nico Yeo @90059173

Friday, March 12, 2010

Young Toddler Swimming Lessons at Toa Payoh Swimming Complex

Our instructor teaches swimming and safety skills but they are taught in progressions, and the approach is gentle. The child's happiness is priority. toddlers actually learn and develop skills in this format, while the philosophy is to produce a healthy, positive experience first--learning and skill progressions are second. In other words, the child will learn swimming and safety skills in this setting, but never at the expense of the child's safety or happiness. It's a child-paced, child focused approach.
It is critical for parents and teachers to understand that the Forceful, Skill-centered approach creates not only a negative experience, but also it can hinder the child's self esteem, and often turns young children off to swimming all together. This approach is also very dangerous and potentially life threatening. Parents and teachers should understand that swimming skills could be learned just the same while using a loving, child-centered approach. The difference is the child is learning at the child's pace.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Christopher Swimming Coach

Christopher start career as a swimming instructor in 1999. His students range from those in pre-primary to secondary schools as well as adult learners. He have taught all my students both children and adults who have water phobia and asthmatic to swim.
What he say:
"Every individual has his/her own strength as well as learning pace. Parent and swim coach should have patience as well as constantly encourage every learner. Every swimming lesson should be fun and enjoyable learning experience for all kids.
His Qualification

Singapore Sports Council (SSC) certified Level1 Swimming Instructor
National Coaching Accreditation Program (NCAP) Level 1 (SSC)
National Coaching Accreditation Program (NCAP) Level 2 (SSC) National Registry Of Coaches (NROC) Registered Swimming Coach

For more info about our swimming program please call Mr Nico 90059173

Thursday, February 4, 2010

How to Teach Kids to Swim : Teaching a Child the treading water techniques

How to Teach Kids to Swim : Teaching a Child the treading water techniques

Learn how to teach a child how to perform the treading water techniques.
It will take time and practice to get better at it. It's almost like you're sitting in the water. It should get easier as you go on. I think you can reach your goal of treading water for an hour if you keep working hard at it. All it takes is hard work, practice, and time. You'll get better at it.
Treading water is very importance if they know how to perform the treading water they don't get freaked out if they move into deeper water to swim, it's the same as if you were in the shallow water.


Singapore Infant Aquatic Young Toddler Swimming Lessons by Jimmy swim coach

Jimmy is specialise in teaching Infant Aquatic Young Toddler Swimming Lessons he have been teaching swimming for more than 30 year! Currently he is teaching east area of Singapore. To find out more info about Jimmy please Mr Nico call at 90059173 or log on to our website

Swimming Lessons how to teach brestroke kick for your kids

Swimming Lessons on how to teach brestroke kick? There is only 3 step and is easy to learn. Most of the swim coach teach " bend kick close" or some teach "123" or "bend open close" what ever it is, is only 3 easy step. You can teach your kids this before he or she attend any swimming lessons because it will help he or she to learn faster. For more info about our swimming program please log on to or call Mr Nico 90059173