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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Got questions about getting started in swimming? Here we answer some of the most common swimming questions.

FAQ | Singapore Swimming Lessons

FAQ was Written By Raymond Tan

Here is the FAQ page to answer to all your swimming needs. If you have more questions or queries not found in this FAQ, please send me via email here.  

That 1% wrong/ mistake is as good as 100% WRONG. -“Bill Sweetenham” 

First, think. Second, dream. Third, believe. And finally, dare.-“Walt Disney”

This page was last updated on 08th Aug 2020. 

We are still updating this page. The following are ready to view : holiday Swim Program, Covid-19 Measure, Coaches Resources, Terms & Conditions.

COVID-19 Measure for swimming

So what are the measure for swimming in the midst of covid-19 pandemic? We try to get as much answers as we could.

Swimsafer

All you ever need to know about Swimsafer Syllabus and the certification process system. However, during the Covid-19 Situation, the swimsafer is not proceeding for any test until further notice. So your child can keep training until they are ready for test.

6 Days Holiday program

Your 6 days intensive swimming program that totally evolved your kid's motorskills and water confidence for the holiday. Highly recommended.

Terms & conditions

A quick glance at our terms and condition.

Coaches Resources

Here are all the useful link for coaches's Needs and your FAQs.

TODDLER SWIM LESSONS

As young as 6 months onward, your child can begins swimming lessons. The activities for toddler swimming lessons is different from kid (3.5 year old and above) swimming lessons in many ways.

learn to swim program

How young can your child learn to swim? What is the milestone in getting them certified in swimsafer stage 1 and gold? What is the next objective after swimsafer gold?

swimming matters

My eyes get really bloodshot and my throat gets scratchy when I swim. Am I allergic to the chlorine?

Chasing Dreams- SSPA

What is the purpose of SSPA swimming? Does it allow my child to qualify for club or SNAG? Can my child enrol in Swim Trial for his QET with this type of training?

THIS CONTEND WAS UPDATED ON 8th AUG 2020

COVID-19 SWIM FAQ

a) Stage 2 of the Allocation Exercise for the period of 17 July – 13 August 2020 will be extended until 31 August 2020. This is to facilitate a proper allocation from the start of a month from 1 September 2020 onwards.

b) For this extension, no action is required from the coaches who have been currently allocated slots.

a) Details of the allocation process will be disseminated to the eligible coaches by 14 August 2020.

b) Coaches must possess valid ActiveSG usage permit, Swimsafer / Singapore Lifesaving  Society certification and NROC membership to be considered for the allocation.

c) Please refer to the useful links for more information:

i) Information on NROC and Usage Permit https://www.sportsingapore.gov.sg/athletes-coaches/coaches-corner/covid-19-support/for-nroc,-swimsafer-and-life-saving-coaches

ii) Renewal / Application of Usage Permit url:https://members.myactivesg.com/sp/

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SWIMSAFER faq

SIngapore Effective Swimming Lessons
Swimming Lessons in SIngapore.

The SwimSafer™ 2.0 programme aims to teach swimming proficiency and water survival skills to children to minimize drowning incidences in a fun manner.
The six-stage programme includes survival and activity skills taught each stage of the programme, and work progressively towards the next stage.
At the end of each stage, each child will receive a stage completion e-certificate.

The swimsafer theory test link will be send to you only after we have book the test. It will be done online. Alternatively, if you want to have some idea about the current swimsafer theory, you can find out here for free. 

You can do the sample question swimsafer test here. Just sign up for free.

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Holiday Program FAQ

The objective of the holiday swim program is to enhance and improve kids swimming skills and water confidence over the span of just 6 days held over 2 weeks.

Yes. The kid will be able to retain the skills taught previous day and the syllabus remain fresh in their mind so they are able to perform better.

AQZOG Year end holiday swim camp at clementi will be shifted to June 2021. However we can still provide intensive swimming lessons at condo pool in nov/dec 2020. 

Learn to Swim Program FAQ

Yes. Your child can still join with the group for swimming lessons. No issue at all.

Provided it is a toddler group lessons, he or she may join in. If not, you may request for private swimming or gather with other parents to form a smaller group of toddler swimming lessons to begin with. Please note that a toddler life range from 12 months up to 36 months old. 

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Swimming Matters FAQ

It’s very rare to be “allergic” to chlorine in the usual sense, but after repeated exposures, many people experience an “irritant reaction” which looks and feels like an allergic reaction with swelling, itching and
sneezing, sniffling, and red eyes. Sometimes a scratchy throat and coughing are caused by free chlorine
particles in the air, especially in poorly ventilated indoor pools

When your eyes are exposed to chemically treated and/or hypotonic water (containing less salt than the cornea), the cornea may swell up. This edema causes the light rays to bend as they pass through,
which results in the halos around lights that sometimes plague swimmers. The eyes may also turn red, tear, and become overly sensitive to light and cigarette smoke. A nap, rinsing the eyes, and time, will
alleviate this condition; goggles will prevent it.

Although swimming wasn’t part of the ancient Olympics, it was enjoyed by the Greeks and other early civilizations. Young men swam in ancient Greece and Rome as part of their military training. The first
recorded swimming competitions were held in Japan in 36 B.C. Modern competitive swimming began in the mid-nineteenth century. Shortly thereafter, what later came to be known as the Amateur Swimming Association was formed and established rules for competition. In 1908, FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation Amateur), the world governing body for swimming and other aquatic competition, was founded. When the first modern Olympiad was held in Greece in 1896, there were three men’s freestyle events, which were swum in the ocean. It wasn’t until the games held in Stockholm in 1912 that swimming events for women were included. Now, swimming is a major part of the summer games.

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Terms & Conditions FAQ

Fifth week refer to any month that falls on 29th, 30th and 31st. If your GROUP lessons fall on any of the above date, is considered a Fifth week and there will be NO LESSONS. 

There will be no lesson on fifth week.

There will be no replacement if your child fall sicks or having other appointment. Lesson is considered done. 

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Coaches resources FAQ

NROC- National Registar of Coaches need to be renewed every few years. Here are the link.

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Chasing dreams- SSPA FAQ

Singapore Swimming Proficiency Award (SSPA) is a new initiative by Singapore Swimming Association which launched in 2013, an award structured to promote swimming proficiency as the platform for swimmers to enjoy all aquatic sports. The main objectives are: To Provide progression for swimming after SwimSafer.

The main objectives are:

  • To Provide progression for swimming after SwimSafer
  • To raise the level of swimming proficiency of students and the general public
  • To increase the level of technical expertise among our swimming coaches
  • To provide a talent pool for the next generation of Singapore competitive swimmers

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