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13 Swim Schools To Take Swimming Lessons In Singapore 2021

Swimming has always been one of Singapore’s best-performing competitive sports, with multiple medals clinched during Olympics, Asian Games and Southeast Asian Games for instance.

It is, therefore, no doubt that our sunny island is capable of churning out many top swimming schools – so many that you need not worry about not being able to find a good one that is convenient and affordable!

Furthermore, swimming is not only a fundamental skill that everyone should pick up, it also brings about various physical benefits and nurtures one’s core values.

We have found 12 of the best swimming schools in Singapore (in no order) that you may consider to enrol your child in!

1. Pacific Swim Team


Facebook rating: 4.9 (133 reviews)

Pacific Swim Team has more than 20 years of structured and proven programmes to help swimmers reach their maximum potential.

Thus far, they’ve attained many achievements both in the competitive swimming and lifesaving arenas. Some notables ones include:

  • Singapore National Age Group Championships 2019
    • Fastest 12-year-old male in 100m and 200m butterfly events
    • Second fastest 12-year-old female in 100m and 200m butterfly events
    • 27 other events: Top 10 (for both senior and junior age groups)
  • One of their swimmers qualified for the FINA World Cup 2019

Aside from these accomplishments, safety and convenience are two priorities of Pacific Swim Team. They make it a point to hire additional lifeguards when needed and perform temperature checking for swimmers at the start of every class. Booking, payment and progress tracking are made easy with their online system.

These are the recognised certifications offered at Pacific Swim Team:

  • SwimSafer and SwimSafer Open Water: Issued by Sport Singapore
  • Lifesaving programmes: Issued by Singapore Lifesaving Society
  • Singapore Swimming Proficiency Awards: Issued by Singapore Swimming Association
Rates
ClassPrice (per pax)
Children lessons$21.25 per lesson (6 - 10 students)
$25 per lesson (4 students)
$30 per lesson (3 students)
$40 per lesson (2 students)
$70 per lesson (1 student)
Adult lessons$22.50 per lesson (6 - 10 students)
$80 per lesson (1 student)
Competitive training (private class)$80 per lesson
$115 per month

Address: Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 9060 1817

2. The Swim Starter


Facebook rating: 4.9 (75 reviews)

Having more than three decades of coaching experience, The Swim Starter is a reputable swimming school catered to children with an original coaching approach.

They guarantee that your child will be able to learn more productively than in other schools and, as a result, have been producing a 100% pass rate across all swimming tests. This is attributed to their Swimsafer syllabus that marks every one of your child’s milestones.

Rates
ClassPrice (per pax)
Children lessons$185 for basic package:
  • 1 lesson per week (4 lessons in total)
  • Fixed schedule
  • No make-up lessons
  • 1 hour per lesson

    $160 for premium package:
  • 1 lesson per week (4 lessons in total)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Make-up lessons for all conditions
  • 1 hour per lesson
  • Address: Pasir Ris Public Swimming Complex, Hougang Public Swimming Complex, Toa Payoh Public Swimming Complex
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 8222 1357

    3. The Aquatics Swim School

    The Aquatics Swim School website

    Facebook rating: 5.0 (3 reviews)

    The Aquatics Swim School (TASS) is a registered swim school in Singapore with years of experience coaching students. The school adopts a unique step-by-step progressive learning syllabus that is specially designed and constantly updated to provide best swimming program for their students.

    Students are taught by a team of dedicated and experienced coaches who focus on Technique, Accuracy, Speed and Survival (TASS). The classes are held in such a way that swimming is taught alongside character building and values learning.

    In addition, coaches have to attend regular ongoing TASS’ coaches training programmes even after getting qualifications to ensure that they uphold excellent teaching standards.

    TASS offers a range of swimming programmes for students from as young as 2 to adults. With their online portal, you can journey together with your child as they progress through the syllabus and develop their skills and confidence in the water. To get a glimpse of how their classes are conducted, check out this introductory video!

    Address: Various locations
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 8892 1192 l 9070 7880

    4. Isplash Swim School


    Facebook rating: 5 (23 reviews)

    With swimming lessons available in all public and private pools in Singapore, you can enjoy the convenience of enrolling with Isplash Swim School near your home. The school has more than 200 experienced and certified instructors who are dedicated to utilising an effective teaching system.

    All coaches are certified with CPR and life-saving skills in order to conduct lessons safely. Additionally, Isplash also offers extremely affordable rates, and have various adult and children class options depending on your needs and budget! For the ladies, they even have a dedicated all-women swimming class!

    Rates
    ClassGroup class price (per pax)Private class price (per pax)
    Toddler lessons
    (ages 2 - 4)
    $100 per month
    (4 lessons with maximum of 6 students)
    $100 per month (4 students)
    $120 per month (3 students)
    $160 per month (2 students)
    $280 per month (1 student)
    Children lessons
    (ages 5 -14)
    $80 per month
    (3 lessons with maximum of 6 students)
    $100 per month (4 students)
    $120 per month (3 students)
    $160 per month (2 students)
    $280 per month (1 student)
    Adult lessons$240 per term
    (10 lessons with maximum of 6 students)
    Male coach
  • $100 per month (4 students)
  • $120 per month (3 students)
  • $160 per month (2 students)
  • $280 per month (1 student)

    Female coach:
  • $134 per month (4 students)
  • $150 per month (3 students)
  • $175 per month (2 students)
  • $300 per month (1 student)
  • Ladies swimming class$270 per term
    (10 lessons with maximum of 6 students)
    Male coach
  • $100 per month (4 students)
  • $120 per month (3 students)
  • $160 per month (2 students)
  • $280 per month (1 student)

    Female coach:
  • $134 per month (4 students)
  • $150 per month (3 students)
  • $175 per month (2 students)
  • $300 per month (1 student)
  • Address: Various locations
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 8808 2083

    5. Swim Masters

    Swim Masters Website

    Facebook rating: 5.0 (17 reviews)

    Swim Masters is a SwimSafer 2.0 certified school led by head coach Alvin Ng. They’re school projects vendors that provide swimming lessons to primary and secondary school children and also conduct classes for childcare centres interested in keeping their preschoolers active.

    The school offers a unique three-month programme that will be conducted by their highly-experienced coaches. Students can expect to develop their abilities to the maximum while building their stamina and enthusiasm for swimming.

    Apart from the programme, Swim Masters also offers swimming courses catered to students of varying skill levels. These lessons are suitable for newbies interested in picking up swimming and experienced swimmers looking to hone their technique.

    Rates
    Class Group class price (per pax)Private class price (per pax)
    Children lessons$80 per month
    (maximum of 6 students for beginner or maximum of 8 students for intermediate/advance)
    $105 per month (4 students)
    $126.60 per month (3 students)
    $170 per month (2 students)
    $300 per month (1 student)
    Adult lessons$200 per month
    (maximum of 8 students)
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    Address: Senja-Cashew Swimming Complex, 101 Bukit Panjang Road, Singapore 670534
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 9060 1817

    6. X Lab Pro

    X Lab Pro website

    Google rating: 5.0 (6 reviews)

    Founded in 2016, X Lab was started by 3 childhood friends who strongly believed that sports can add value to a person’s life. With the desire to bring a holistic twist to the sport that they love, the X Lab team differentiates themselves by encompassing a “hexagonal philosophy“ that incorporates the components: physical, growth mindset, mastery, social awareness, interaction and intelligence. This philosophy forms the basic foundation for the training of their coaches, who will thereafter be certified with the Sports Lab – International Sports Academy (ISA) certificate of Swim Instruction.

    On top of their regular coach recruitments, X Lab has referral bonuses for swimmers at different periods during the year, which allows the person who made the referral to enjoy a 10% off swimming lessons for every referral made. With a variety of swimming programs available at X Lab, learners of all ages are welcome! Their state-of-the-art facilities include an indoor heated learner’s pool, sheltered Olympic-sized pool, gym for strength training and a multipurpose hall.

    Rates
    ClassPrice (per pax)
    Children lessons$350 per package
    (10 classes for all levels)
    Adult lessons$350 per package
    (10 classes)
    Competitive training$200 per month
    (for all levels)
    Masters$150 per month

    Address: XCL World Academy, 2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 9664 1955

    7. Bubbles Swim School Singapore

    Bubbles Swim School Singapore website

    Promo code: Quote “BUMBLE5OFF” for 5% off!
    (with a min. 1 month sign up, valid for the 1st month only)


    Facebook rating: 5.0 (5 reviews)

    For families living in condominiums, enrol in Bubbles Swim School! They provide private swimming lessons in the comfort of your condo’s swimming pool, so you won’t have to make a trip to a swimming complex.

    Their experienced instructors will make lessons effective and exciting so you and your little one can pick up swimming skills safely and quickly! 

    Rates
    Class Price (for 2 pax)
    Children lessons$55 per lesson (trial class)
    $75 per lesson (4 lessons in total)
    $810 for 12-lesson package
    Adult lessons

    Address: Various locations
    Phone: 9271 2491
    Email:
    [email protected]
    Opening hours: 7pm – 9pm (Mon – Thurs), 6pm – 9pm (Fri), 8am – 7pm (Sat – Sun)

    8. Able Aquatic School


    Google rating: 4.0 (2 reviews)

    Able Aquatic School’s history dates back to 1981 when their founder, Darryl Chua, was registered as a Singapore Sports Council coach. With more than 400 certified coaches today, they conduct swimming lessons at various locations all over Singapore.

    Able stands for “Always Believe in Lifelong Exercise”, which is the core value of this prestigious swimming school. As such, they segment their programmes into 6 levels (Stage 1, 2, 3, Bronze, Silver, Gold) to allow for a favourable learning progression regardless of age and skill level!

    Rates
    Class Group class price (per pax)Private class price (per pax)
    Children lessons$80 - $100 per month
    (maximum of 10 students)
    From $280 per month
    (male coach)
    From $300 per month
    (female coach)
    Adult lessonsFrom $200 per course

    Address: Various locations
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 8808 2083

    9. Happy Fish Swim School


    In 2007, a swimming instructor conducted a survey and found out that 70% of Singaporeans were not equipped with swimming skills. His research led him to form Happy Fish Swim School to allow infants as young as 4 months old to learn this important life skill.

    This school now has 300 staff and has been featured by numerous celebrities and media outlets including Fann Wong and Nas Daily. Their impressive portfolio is definitely a good enough reason to trust them with your child. Should you need swimming lessons yourself, Happy Fish will also be able to coach anyone up to 60 years old!

    Rates
    Class Group class price (per pax)Private class price
    Baby lessons
    (ages 4 - 23 months)
    $342.40 per term on weekday
    (10 lessons with maximum of 6 students)
    $428 per term on weekends
    (10 lessons with maximum of 6 students)
    $695.50 per month
    (6 students)
    $642 per month
    (5 students)
    $588.50 per month
    (4 students)
    $535 per month
    (3 students)
    $481.50 per month
    (2 students)
    $428 per month
    (1 student)
    Toddler lessons
    (ages 2 - 4 years old)
    Children lessons
    (ages 5 - 12 years old)
    $273.92 per term on weekday
    (10 lessons with maximum of 6 students)
    $342.30 per term on weekends
    (10 lessons with maximum of 6 students for beginners and 8 students for intermediate/advance)
    From $480 per month
    (6 students)
    From $440 per month
    (5 students)
    From $400 per month
    (4 students)
    From $360 per month
    (3 students)
    From $320 per month
    (2 students)
    From $280 per month
    (1 student)
    Adult lessons

    Address: Various locations
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 6589 8650

    10. Little Splashes Swim School


    If you follow yoga-loving influencer – Zoe Raymond Tan – on Instagram, this is where her daughter, Arielle learns to swim! Little Splashes Swim School has been interacting with children for over a decade and has garnered many positive testimonials from parents!

    They are also the first school that offers an indoor heated swimming pool with a non-chlorine purification method, which aids in preventing chlorine-associated allergies. From infants to seniors, they have curated targeted swimming lessons just for you.

    Rates
    ClassPrice (per pax)
    Children lessons
    Trial class
  • $45 per session (weekdays)
  • $50 per session (weekends)
  • $162 per 4-class package (weekdays)
  • $180 per 4-class package (weekends)

    Term
  • $396 for 11 classes (weekdays)
  • $440 for 11 classes (weekends)
  • $432 for 12 classes (weekdays)
  • $480 for 12 classes (weekends)
  • Adult lessons

    Address: 300 Bedok South Avenue 3 #01-07 Singapore 469299
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 6636 0016

    11. Marsden Swim School


    Marsden Swim School has more than 20 years of experience in swimming lessons suitable for the whole family. They are also the only Gold Standard AUSTSWIM swimming school in Singapore, with AUSTSWIM-certified coaches and ASCTA squad coaches who are equipped with superior first aid and life-saving skills.

    They have four comprehensive programmes – all of which allow learners to train in a pool catered to their needs while enjoying the use of world-class swimming facilities.

    Rates
    Class Group class price (per pax)Private class price (per pax)
    Children lessons
    $35 per lesson (weekdays)
    $37 per lesson (weekends)
    $50 per lesson
    (1 hour at either Toa Payoh or Queenstown Swimming Complex)
    Weekday
  • $49 per session
    (semi private lesson)
  • $75 per session
    (private lesson)

    Weekday
  • $55 per session
    (semi private lesson)
  • $80 per session
    (semi private lesson)
  • Adult lessons

    Address: Various locations
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 9665 0328

    12. Swish Swimming


    With the fundamental philosophy of swimming being an essential life skill, Swish Swimming was helmed by AUSTSWIM-certified swimming instructor Kristen Romain. She has dedicated her time to searching for the most qualified instructors to join her team, based on their competency, attitude and ability to make lessons fun and engaging.

    Swimming aims to inspire all learners to be comfortable and confident in the water. They are also the sole distributor of Mahina Merfin, a wearable and functional mermaid fin in Singapore!

    Rates
    ClassGroup class price (per pax)Private class price (per pax)
    Children lessons
    $35 per session
    (weekdays with maximum of 5 students)
    $37 per session
    (weekends with maximum of 5 students)
    $75 per session
    (subject to availability of time slots)
    Adult lessons

    Address: 72 Loewen Road, #01-08, Dempsey Hill Singapore 248848
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 9832 2522

    13. Inspire Mum and Baby


    Inspire Mum & Baby started out in 2007 as a humble store in Katong Mall. They strive to see through your pre-natal, pregnancy and post-natal journeys, with an emphasis on boosting your health and strengthening your bond with your child.

    Using a gentle but effective teaching approach, all their experienced instructors are Swimming Teachers’ Association-approved. Moreover, their extensive range of services will be able to cater to your varying needs, including learning swimming for children of any age with special needs as well as adults.

    Rates
    ClassRegular class price (per pax)Private class price (per pax)
    Children lessons
    5 sessions:
  • $40 per session
    (weekday)
  • $45 per session
    (weekend)

    10 sessions
  • $36 per session
    (weekday)
  • $40 per session
    (weekend)
  • From $45 per session (3 students)
    From $50 per session (2 students)
    From $90 per session (1 student)
    Adult lessons$29 per session (40 sessions)
    $32 per session (20 sessions)
    $36 per session (10 sessions)
    $42 per session (5 sessions)
    From $40 per session
    (3 students or more)
    From $55 per session
    (2 students)
    From $120 per session
    (1 student)

    Address: 188-2 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 436990
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 9234 1866

    Choosing a Swimming School in Singapore

    No matter which swimming school you decide to register your child in, it is imperative to take your priorities into consideration, e.g. accessibility, affordability, the credibility of the school as well as the qualifications and proficiency of the swimming instructor.

    Get in touch with us at [email protected] if we missed out on your swimming school!

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