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20 Swimming Schools In Singapore – For Infants, Competitive Swimmers And Seniors

Swimming schools in Singapore

Swimming is one of the most popular sports amongst Singaporeans, with lessons for infants starting as young as 3 months old. After all, it’s never too late to groom the next Joseph Schooling.

Whether you’re a parent wanting your child to start their Olympic swimming journey or an adult looking to beat the incessant heat with their condo pool, have a look at this list of swimming schools in Singapore. Filled with options nationwide, you’re bound to find one in your vicinity to instil within you or your child the confidence to conquer open waters.

How many levels of swimming are there in Singapore

The Singapore Association of Swimming, also known as Singapore Aquatics, has listed 6 levels of swimming competency under their Singapore Swimming Proficiency Awards. These awards are given to those who’ve shown a certain level of proficiency when it comes to executing the various strokes in swimming.

There are 20 badges and certificates to attain, which will be conferred upon clocking in a satisfactory timing in strokes like the front crawl, breaststroke, backstroke, and the butterfly. Most swim schools will be able to facilitate the booking of Singapore Swimming Proficiency Award tests, so do express you or your child’s interest with your instructors.

How much do swimming lessons cost in Singapore?

The cost of swimming lessons in Singapore float around the $25-$50 range per lesson. Most swim schools charge on a monthly basis, which means you’ll be paying for 4 weekly lessons per month. If you’d prefer a female instructor, check in with your preferred swim school to see if arrangements can be made. Do note that this may incur additional fees.

Swimming schools in Singapore by cost

Swimming school Cost Locations
aquaDucks From $22.50/lesson Newton, Queenstown, Clementi
FINS Swim School From $22.50/lesson Toa Payoh, Mount Faber, Yishun, Jurong West, Choa Chu Kang
Singapore Swimming Academy From $25/lesson All public swimming complexes and condo pools in Singapore
Pacific Swim Team From $25/lesson Tampines, Aljunied
Swim Masters Singapore From $25/lesson Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Tiong Bahru, Queenstown
Able Aquatic School From $25/lesson All public swimming complexes in Singapore
Friendly Dolphin Swim School From $25/lesson Kallang, Katong, Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Clementi, Jurong West, Jurong East Hougang, Geylang, Serangoon, Yishun, Yio Chu Kang, Choa Chu Kang, Toa Payoh, Woodlands, Sengkang, Tampines, Bedok, Pasir Ris
Marsden Swim School From $30/lesson Beauty World
Isplash Swim School From $32/lesson All public swimming complexes and condo pools in Singapore
Little Fishes From $32/lesson All public swimming complexes in Singapore
Red Dot Penguins From $35/lesson Siglap, Orchard, Toa Payoh
X Lab From $38.15/lesson Yishun
State Swim From $40/lesson Promenade, Aljunied
Swish! Swimming From $40/lesson Holland Village
Little Splashes From $41.68/lesson Paya Lebar, Novena, Siglap, Serangoon, King Albert Park, Seletar
APS Swim School From $43.25/lesson One-North
Happy Fish Swim School From $49.73/lesson Bedok, Stevens, Buangkok, Jurong East, Bukit Timah, Pasir Ris, Sixth Avenue
Elite Coach Singapore From $55/lesson Novena, Orchard, Newton, Farrer Road, River Valley, Sentosa, Bukit Timah
SwimRay From $75/lesson All public swimming complexes and condo pools in Singapore
Swim Schooling From $110/lesson Tampines

1. Marsden Swim School

Indoor heated pool

Image credit: Marsden Swim School
via Facebook

Marsden Swim School’s flagship pool at The Grandstand has heated and salt-chlorinated pools that are fit for infants and children up to 7 years old. Their coaches are also all certified by AUSTSWIM, Australia’s national organisation for the teaching of Swimming and Water Safety.

Marsden Swim School
102 Jln Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598602
Opening Hours: Thursday 10:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m Show More Timings Hide
Monday 10:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Tuesday 10:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Wednesday 10:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Thursday 10:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Friday 10:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Saturday 10:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Sunday 10:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m

2. Singapore Swimming Academy

Structured training classes

Image credit: Singapore Swimming Academy via Facebook

Singapore Swimming Academy conducts classes at all the 25 swimming complexes in the country as well as private lessons at any condominium with a swimming pool. Their flagship classes that offer a more structured training programme compared to the group classes are only available at Yishun, Sengkang, and Bukit Canberra Swimming Complex.

Singapore Swimming Academy
1 Yishun Industrial Street 1, #05-02 A'Posh BizHub, Singapore 768160
Opening Hours: Thursday 09:30 a.m - 05:30 p.m Show More Timings Hide
Monday 09:30 a.m - 05:30 p.m
Tuesday 09:30 a.m - 05:30 p.m
Wednesday 09:30 a.m - 05:30 p.m
Thursday 09:30 a.m - 05:30 p.m
Friday 09:30 a.m - 05:30 p.m
Saturday 07:30 a.m - 07:30 a.m

3. State Swim

Convenient training location at Suntec City

Image credit: State Swim Singapore via Facebook

Australian swim school State Swim has recently opened a branch for all ages at Aljunied, with flexible booking timings and facilities including changing rooms and a swim shop.

State Swim Suntec City
3 Temasek Blvd Suntec City 04-02, via, Lobby M & M2b, Access, Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: Thursday 10:00 a.m - 04:00 p.m Show More Timings Hide
Monday 10:00 a.m - 08:30 p.m
Tuesday 10:00 a.m - 04:00 p.m
Wednesday 10:00 a.m - 08:30 p.m
Thursday 10:00 a.m - 04:00 p.m
Friday 10:00 a.m - 08:30 p.m
Saturday 07:30 a.m - 05:30 p.m
Sunday 07:30 a.m - 01:00 p.m

4. Isplash Swim School

Private ladies-only lessons from $37.50/session

Image credit:
Isplash Swim School via Facebook

Ladies that feel more comfortable under the guidance of a female swimming coach can look to Isplash Swim School. They hold a weekly ladies-only swimming class at various swimming complexes in the West, but Eastsiders can also find suitable alternative locations with their affiliate instructors and schools.

Isplash Swim School @ Swimming Lessons Singapore
29 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649411
Opening Hours: Thursday 08:30 a.m - 08:00 p.m Show More Timings Hide
Monday 08:30 a.m - 05:30 p.m
Tuesday 09:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Wednesday 08:30 a.m - 07:00 p.m
Thursday 08:30 a.m - 08:00 p.m
Friday 08:30 a.m - 07:30 p.m
Saturday 08:00 a.m - 07:00 p.m
Sunday 08:00 a.m - 07:00 p.m

5. Little Splashes

Structured training & term reports for kids

Image credit:
Little Splashes via Facebook

Little Splashes has crafted a swimming curriculum incorporating play time, aquatic practice, and safe swimming techniques fit for all children from as young as 3 months old. Their baby swimming lessons have a 1:5 teacher-to-student ratio, and parents can also track their child’s progress with end-of-term reports.

Little Splashes Aquatics | Indoor Heated Pool At Balestier For Babies & Toddlers
207 Balestier Rd, #01-01, Singapore 329683
Opening Hours: Thursday 11:00 a.m - 01:00 p.m Show More Timings Hide
Monday 11:00 a.m - 01:00 p.m
Tuesday 11:00 a.m - 01:00 p.m
Wednesday 11:00 a.m - 01:00 p.m
Thursday 11:00 a.m - 01:00 p.m
Friday 11:00 a.m - 01:00 p.m
Saturday 09:00 a.m - 06:15 p.m
Sunday 09:00 a.m - 06:15 p.m

6. aquaDucks

Over 30 years of experience

Image credit:
@aquaducks_sg via Instagram

The training programme at aquaDucks has been refined over 3 decades with American, European, and Australian techniques. Each group of swimmers – babies & toddlers aged 6-36 months, preschoolers aged 3-4 years old, and learners 5 years old and above – will each have 6 levels to learn from stroke techniques to stamina building.

aquaDucks (Queenstown)
58 Jln Penjara, Singapore 149382
Opening Hours: Thursday 08:30 a.m - 07:00 p.m Show More Timings Hide
Monday 08:30 a.m - 07:00 p.m
Tuesday 08:30 a.m - 07:00 p.m
Wednesday 08:30 a.m - 07:00 p.m
Thursday 08:30 a.m - 07:00 p.m
Friday 08:30 a.m - 07:00 p.m
Saturday 08:30 a.m - 07:00 p.m
Sunday 08:30 a.m - 07:00 p.m

7. Happy Fish Swim School

Varied classes from prenatal to lifesaving

Image credit:
Happy Fish Swim School via Facebook

Happy Fish Swim School has many classes available including lessons for those with special needs, prenatal swim class, private family lessons, and a lifesaving course.

Happy Fish Swim School (Home @ Stevens)
30 Stevens Rd, #01-10, Singapore 257878
Opening Hours: Thursday 09:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m Show More Timings Hide
Monday 09:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Tuesday 12:00 p.m - 09:00 p.m
Wednesday 09:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Thursday 09:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Friday 12:00 p.m - 09:00 p.m
Saturday 09:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Sunday Closed

8. SwimRay

Ex-NDU & commando swim coaches

Image credit: SwimRay via Facebook

SwimRay is one of the more versatile schools in Singapore, being able to cater to any swimming pool as well as any timing from morning to night. The coaches also consist of former naval divers and commandos so you know you’ll be in experienced and skilled hands.

Age range: All ages, from 6 months
Fees: From $75/lesson, check out the rates for SwimRay
Locations: Check out the full list of SwimRay’s locations
Contact: 9660 1991 | SwimRay website

9. Swish! Swim School

Also hosts themed birthday parties at their private venues

Image credit:
@swishswimming via Instagram

Aside from the usual swimming lessons, Swish! Swimming also rents out their poolside venues to host themed birthday parties for the lil ones. They’ve even got a mermaid-themed one that sees the kiddos swimming the afternoon away alongside fully costumed “mermaids”.

SWISH! Swimming
72 Loewen Rd, #01-08, Singapore 248848
Opening Hours: Thursday 08:30 a.m - 06:00 p.m Show More Timings Hide
Monday 08:30 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Tuesday 08:30 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Wednesday 08:30 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Thursday 08:30 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Friday 08:30 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Saturday 08:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Sunday 08:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m

10. Swim Schooling

Founded by Olympic gold medallist Joseph Schooling

Image credit: Swim Schooling
via Facebook

To learn from the very best, you can enrol your child at Joseph Schooling’s Swim Schooling school for a training programme curated by the Olympic gold medalist himself. Although the classes will not be conducted by Joseph himself, he’s working with a team of accredited coaches, who have gotten their qualifications from the US, UK, Australia, and Singapore.

Swim Schooling
80 Marine Parade Rd, Singapore 449269

11. Pacific Swim Team

Classes in Tampines & Aljunied for Eastsiders

Image credit:
Pacific Swim Team

Pacific Swim Team specialises in training competitive swimmers. One of their previous students includes the fastest 12-year-old boy, Joshua Yin, in the 100m and 200m butterfly during the 50th Singapore National Age Group Championships in 2019.

Pacific Swim Team @ Tampines Hub
1 Tampines Walk, Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 528523
Opening Hours: Thursday Open 24 Hours Show More Timings Hide
Monday Open 24 Hours
Tuesday Open 24 Hours
Wednesday Open 24 Hours
Thursday Open 24 Hours
Friday Open 24 Hours
Saturday Open 24 Hours
Sunday Open 24 Hours

12. Little Fishes

Private lessons for the family

Image credit: Little Fishes

Parents don’t have to sit at the side watching their kids practise their underwater kicks – they can join in with a private family lesson at Little Fishes Swimming School. The rates start at $350/month for 4 lessons for 2 people, while families of 4 will only have to pay $450/month for 4 lessons which averages to around $28/pax.

Swimming Lessons Singapore @ Little Fishes Swimming School
22 Sin Ming Ln, #06-76 Midview City, Singapore 573969
Opening Hours: Thursday 10:00 a.m - 05:00 p.m Show More Timings Hide
Monday 10:00 a.m - 05:00 p.m
Tuesday 10:00 a.m - 05:00 p.m
Wednesday 10:00 a.m - 05:00 p.m
Thursday 10:00 a.m - 05:00 p.m
Friday 10:00 a.m - 05:00 p.m
Saturday 07:30 a.m - 07:30 a.m

13. X Lab

Competitive training programme at Olympic-size pools

Image credit:
X Lab via Facebook

X Lab has programmes for swimmers looking for a competitive environment. Their olympic-size pool at XCL World Academy in Yishun is also heated and under shelter, so your training sessions will be in comfort.

X Lab Pro Pte Ltd
2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039
Opening Hours: Thursday 10:00 a.m - 07:00 p.m Show More Timings Hide
Monday 10:00 a.m - 07:00 p.m
Tuesday 10:00 a.m - 07:00 p.m
Wednesday 10:00 a.m - 07:00 p.m
Thursday 10:00 a.m - 07:00 p.m
Friday 10:00 a.m - 07:00 p.m
Saturday 07:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Sunday 09:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m

14. Swim Masters Singapore

Training students to become SwimSafer certified

Image credit: Swim Masters Singapore via Facebook

At Swim Masters Singapore, their coaches are dedicated to helping lil ones feel confident in the water. From breathing techniques to proper stroke development, they’ll prepare budding swimmers to get SwimSafer certified; it’s a national initiative which promotes swim safety and proficiency.

Swim Masters
101 Bukit Panjang Rd, Singapore 670534

15. Able Aquatic School

Flexible locations with islandwide lessons

Image credit: Able Aquatic School

Founded in 1981, Able Aquatic School has got decades of experience under their belt when it comes to imparting life-saving swimming skills to children. They’re also as flexible as can be with their training venues; they’re hosting lessons at all of the 26 swimming complexes in the country, as well as at any condominium with a pool nationwide.

Able Aquatic School – Swimming Lessons in Singapore
1, OUR TAMPINES HUB, Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523

16. Elite Coach Singapore

Technology-guided swimming lessons

Image credit:
Elite Coach Singapore via Facebook

Elite Coach Singapore uses the SwimToFly app for their curriculum, which contains a treasure trove of swimming resources such as step-by-step guides on the basic swim strokes. They also have a French teacher for those who are more comfortable with that language.

ELITE Sports Academy
191 thomson road Goldhill Shopping Centre, Corner unit 191B, 3rd Floor (Above SuperCuts Exit United Square, 20m from Novena MRT, Goldhill Plaza, Parking, Singapore 307632
Opening Hours: Thursday 07:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m Show More Timings Hide
Monday 07:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m
Tuesday 07:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m
Wednesday 07:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m
Thursday 07:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m
Friday 07:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m
Saturday 07:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m
Sunday 07:00 a.m - 10:00 p.m

17. APS Swim School

Founded by Ang Peng Siong, once crowned “World’s fastest swimmer”

Image credit: APS Swim School
via Facebook

APS Swim School was founded by the legendary Singaporean swimmer Ang Peng Siong, who previously held the national record in the 50m freestyle. The record stood for a whopping 33 years, until Joseph Schooling broke it in the 2015 SEA Games.

Programmes available here include basic swimming lessons, synchronised swimming classes, as well as competitive swim training for those who aspire to be a “flying fish” like the man himself.

APS Swim School Singapore Pte Ltd
25 Dover Cl E, Singapore 139745
Opening Hours: Thursday 11:00 a.m - 08:00 p.m Show More Timings Hide
Monday 09:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m
Tuesday 03:00 p.m - 07:00 p.m
Wednesday 11:00 a.m - 08:00 p.m
Thursday 11:00 a.m - 08:00 p.m
Friday 11:00 a.m - 08:00 p.m
Saturday 11:00 a.m - 08:00 p.m
Sunday 09:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m

18. FINS Swim School

For SAFRA members

Image credit:
@safrafins via Instagram

SAFRA members can enrol their children at the FINS Swim School for a 3-month swimming course. They’re currently accepting students for their upcoming April-June intake; you’ll even receive a free swim cap and waterproof bag with every new sign-up.

Age range: Children from 5 to 10 years old
Fees: From $22.50/lesson
Locations: SAFRA Toa Payoh | SAFRA Mount Faber | SAFRA Yishun | SAFRA Jurong | SAFRA Choa Chu Kang
Contact: FINS Swim School website

19. Red Dot Penguins

Swim school with water fitness training

Image credit:
@reddotpenguins via Instagram

Besides the usual training programmes, Red Dot Penguins swim school also has a Social Swim Club that incorporates land and water training for those above 15 years old.

Red Dot Penguins Swim School (YMCA)
1 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238824

20. Friendly Dolphin Swim School

More than 320 instructors

Image credit: Friendly Dolphin Swim School via Facebook

With over 320 swimming instructors on Friendly Dolphin Swim School’s roster, your kids will definitely get matched with a coach that fits your child’s skill level and learning style.

Friendly Dolphin Swim School
202 Spaze, Singapore 339339
Opening Hours: Thursday 09:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m Show More Timings Hide
Monday 09:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Tuesday 09:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Wednesday 09:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Thursday 09:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Friday 09:00 a.m - 06:00 p.m
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

What to know before your first swimming lesson?

Before you or your child gets into the water for swimming lessons, there are a few things you should take note of beforehand. Firstly, you’ll want to refrain from consuming any food at least an hour prior to your lessons, in order to prevent any cramps or stitches while swimming.

Arriving a couple of minutes beforehand to get used to the pool, especially for kids who’re not used to dipping their toes into the water, is also a good idea. As for swimwear, don appropriate gear such as swim trunks or swim suits; leave the bikinis for the beach. For those with toddlers, do prepare swim diapers to ensure that the pool is kept hygienic for other users.

Investing in a good pair of goggles is also recommended to shield your eyes from the chlorine in the water. Swimming boards and floats are good purchases too, as these can provide a level of security for those who’ve not built up their water confidence. Don’t forget to lather on a generous amount of sunscreen, especially on particularly sunny days.

Pick up a useful life skill with these swimming schools in Singapore

Learning how to swim opens the door to many other water-based activities you can do like snorkelling and scuba diving. Plus, you can now confidently join your friends in the pool rather than sitting on the sidelines working on your tan.

But the first step is to find a suitable school for swimming lessons in Singapore. Thankfully our tropical island has many swimming schools and public swimming pools for you to practise your strokes and water safety techniques.

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Cover image adapted from: Swim Schooling & Marsden Swim School via Facebook
Originally published on 18th April 2021. Last updated by Khoo Yong Hao on 26th March 2024.


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