Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for 7% of all the injury-related deaths. Often, people underestimate the danger that comes with going into large water bodies. This causes drowning cases to occur all over the world. The SwimSafer™ 2.0 programme aims to teach swimming proficiency and water survival skills to children to minimize drowning incidences in a fun manner. And to raise awareness of water safety and the standard of swimming proficiency, the National Water Safety Council (NWSC) developed the SwimSafer program. Schools and institutions in Singapore recognize these NWSC certifications for water-related sports, such as kayaking and scuba diving.
SwimSafer lessons not only build swimming skills but also ensures that knowledge of water safety and survival skills are learned. SpeediSwim runs SwimSafer training lessons and assessments during your school holidays. We provide the six-stage programme which includes survival and activity skills taught at each stage of the programme. We run training classes for Stage One, Two, Three, and Bronze Certificates during the June and December holidays and Silver and Gold Certificates during the March and September holidays.
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The objective is develop confidence and independence in the water, learn general and deep-end water safety. Techniques taught include safe entry and exit to the pool, Front and back float, breathing skills, forward and backward arm movements and personal water safety.
General skill development including unassisted step entry into water, sculling, feet first surface dives, personal water safety skills as well as water safety in aquatic environments. Goal is to achieve 25 metres of continuous swimming.
Principles of personal survival as well as basic rescue skills are taught. Skills include sculling, underwater skills and the use of personal flotation device. Goal is to achieve 50m of continuous swimming.
Development of child’s stroke techniques is a focus here, along with coordinated breathing in deep water while swimming 100 metres. Principles of water craft safety will be introduced as well as continual work on rescue and personal survival skills.
Fundamentals of diving will be introduced. Development of rescue skills and personal survival knowledge will also continue at more advanced levels. Children will be required to demonstrate efficient stroke techniques to complete stage
Children will be required to perform strokes with greater ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over 400 metres. Rescue skills and water safety knowledge will focus on lifesaving readiness. Standing dive and personal safety skills will continue to be taught.
We know kids can be a bit worried about the water & new experiences. Being able to swim well is one of the greatest gifts that can be bestowed upon a child . A high level of swimming and water safety skills are necessary for full and is enjoyable .
Water Safety and basics of water skills will help kids to overcome their fears, respect the water, learn to swim, & have loads of fun while doing it.
Swimming provides challenges and rewards accomplishments, which helps children to become self-confident and believe in their abilities
Children will Gain confidence through various water skills they learn which include and lead into safe entries and exits,breath control, submersions, floating, propulsion with arms and legs and backfloating.
Drowning remains the top cause of injury-related death among children aging 1-4 years & the 2nd leading cause of death for kids between 5-14 years. And while prevention of drowning needs layers of protection, swimming lessons have been proven to reduce the drowning risk by nearly 88%!
At speediswim, kids will learn water safety- basics of Rescue and life saving Techniques, preparing them for better safety for the future.
Swimming is lots of fun for children, who especially love getting in the water and enjoying themselves.
But it is not just fun, swimming also provides loads of health benefits which can help to keep your children healthy and happy at the same time. Swimming keeps your child’s heart and lungs healthy, improves strength and flexibility, increases stamina and even improves balance and posture