Swimsafer Stage 1

Swimsafer stage 1 activity table
Activity table for Swimsafer Stage 1

Water Safety is Everyone’s Responsible, so that a Safe & Fun Learning Experience is Possible. “

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This is the First step toward swimsafer program out of the 6 stages. Learner will learn about water safety and pool rules and regulation, and be familiar with the pool environment and pool depth. Learner are encourage to go for a pool tour on their first day of lesson to ensure they have a better understanding for their well being and water safety. Water Safety has to be embedded in our mind and take care of one another, watch out for one another so as to provide a fun learning environment. Noticed also that in swimsafer stage 1, they empathize on Slide in- Feet First Entry and Exit, Water Safety, Pool Rules, Class Rule, Buoyancy, Basic coordination, breathe control to prepare them for aquatic readiness.

Swimsafer 2.0 Stage 1 Skills Assessment

Sequence 1A: (with or without goggles)

  • Slide-in entry method
  • 5 meter swimming on the back (Supine) and able to Stand Up (Recover)
  • Submerge the head in water with open eyes, blow bubbles, and identify object in the pool
  • Perform a front float (Prone) for 5 sec and Stand Up (Recover)
  • Perform back float (Supine) for 5 sec and Stand Up (Recover)
  • Swim 10m on the front using any stroke.
  • Signal distress and call for help
  • Grasp float and float fo 10 sec
  • Move to pool’s edge (with float)
  • Exit using ladder/climb out from pool edge

Sequence 1B: (w/o goggles)
Dress in swimwear, t-shirt and short:

  • Wear a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) and jump into water
  • Float for 30 seconds
  • Climb out of water safely

Expectation for Swimsafer Stage 1

  • Getting used wet face
  • Able to submerge head and perform bubbling
  • Good posture of balancing with a kickboard and kicking
  • Able to wear a life jacket and jump in deep water without panic.

Swimsafer Quiz Answers

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Swimsafer Stage 1 Certificate

Successful participant will receive an E Certificate of Swimsafer Stage 1 upon passing of the Swimsafer Practical Test.


Swimsafer Theory Test Portal

SwimSafer participants are required to complete the SwimSafer Quiz and achieve 80% to pass the test with unlimited attempts.

Register here for the test. Only then your child will be able to do the Swimsafer quiz from the portal.

The E-Certificate can only be generated upon passing both the Swimsafer Practical Test and Swimsafer Theory Test.

Learning Outcome (Swimsafer 2.0Stage 1)

  • Student will be able to submerge head in water
  • Understand & Perform the right bubbling technique with confident
  • Open eye in water without goggle
  • Able to do prone and supine float with recovery (Stand up)
  • Understand the functions of limbs and propulsion movement in Swimming
  • Know about water safety rules and regulations.
  • Understand the importance of wearing a life jacket when doing any aquatic activities.
  • Able to identify and react to emergency, eg how to shout for help
  • Recognizing the lifeguards

Swim Lesson Plan for Swimsafer Stage 1

Activities/ Exercise (At Shallow Pool)Teaching Points for Swimsafer Stage 1OrganisationDuration
Pool FamiliarizationKnow the House Rules, Pool Hygiene, Do & DontAll together5 mins
Entry/Exit poolProper Pool Entry and Exit safelyOne by One10 min
Head Submerging with demoBubbling- Inhale, Hold, Exhale- Nose/MouthAll together8 mins
Basic FloatingFloating (Prone/Supine)One by One12 mins
Seated Kick Action (Freestyle)Relax, Toe in, move from hip, splash at toeAll together5 mins
Stand- Float- StandAble to recover from floating with/wo assistOne by One5 Mins
A typical example of a lesson plan on the child’s first day of lesson.

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FAQ for Swimsafer Stage 1

Yes. We have dealt with water phobia person and helped them overcome the fear. It is best that you started the swimming lessons with him as soon as possible. Do not have the mindset that the water phobia in him will soon disappear as he grow up. This is not true. Many water phobia person that left untreat will be worse when they are older. Much more fearful of water than before due to frequent flashback of bad water experience. So start them as soon as possible.

You have come to the right place. We have proven methods that work for adult water phobia problem. Give it a try.

As soon as your child can start walking, running. Usually age of 1 year to 1.5 year. They will learn water confidence, floating, submersion, simple propulsion and assist support to crawl out of pool. We will be writing an article about toddler swimming and their motor skills development and their characteristic as soon the link is out. Check us again.

Yes I do.

You can get more information here.

Click here to do the theory. Good luck and all the best. You may attempt as many time as you want. The passing mark is 80% out of 100%.

Is a a swimming certificate that is recognised by most MOE school swimming program.

You can join our weekly swimsafer classes or join our holiday swim program in june and dec for the swimsafer certification. It will be issued to you once you have clear both the practical and the theory test.