"Water is my element,
swimming is my world!"
We do more than just sport coaching!
It is blessed that we are born able-bodied which allow us to live in a society that regularly and easily accommodates our every needs. As such, we often forget the privilege that entitles us.
Have you ever thought about how hearing loss individual learn to swim?
The communication barrier may be a big challenge between the students and the coaches as not everyone learn sign language.
To overcome this challenge, our senior coach takes an extra step to draw out the lesson plan, the correct movement and coach them step-by-step.
We are motivated by their passion and eagerness in learning. We firmly believe that defects do not necessarily bring these people misfortune.
A coach is someone who can give correction without resentment
Why Big Starfish?
We are proud to be one of the few swimschools that specialized in early childhood and childcare sports programs and provide quality learn-to-swim program for your child.
Our lessons are conducted by professional instructors certified by
National Registry of Coaches (NROC), fully trained in CPR and Life-Saving skills to ensure the learning experience are fun and safe.
We believe that ever child is gifted and talented! We are here to help your child to pick up new interest and develop their skills. We designed our lessons and ensure your child is confident in and around water.
We are ready to deliver the best learning experience when your child is enroll in our swimming lessons.
Proven coaching system
We are MOE registered company who provide effective learn-to-swim program for most primary school students in Singapore.
From the first strokes of our students to their big meet, we promise to be always by their side and help them to achieve good goals.
Big Starfish offers variety slots which you can enroll your kid in.
We have classes 7 days in a week!
Group classes from as low as $16.25 per session.
For private lessons, special arrangements will be made to cater for your kids.
Kids Swimming Class Details
The New Swimsafer 2.0
In Big Starfish, our kids' swimming lessons are designed according to the Singapore Sports Council's SwimSafer syllabus 2.0.
The SwimSafer™ 2.0 programme aims to teach swimming proficiency and water survival skills to children to minimize drowning incidences in a fun manner.
It is a progressive six-stage programme, starting from Stage 1, 2 and 3, to Bronze, Silver and Gold. Upon the completion of every stage, a certificate will be awarded to your kid.
SwimSafer Stage 1 --- Introduction to Water Skills
The objective is develop confidence and independence in the water, learn general and deep-end water safety. Techniques taught include the forward and backward movement, safe entry and exit and personal water safety.
SwimSafer Stage 2 --- Fundamental Water Skills
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. One of the goals is to achieve 25 metres of continuous swimming.
SwimSafer Stage 3 --- Personal & Stroke Development Skills
Entry skills such as the stride jump will be taught. Skills include sculling, underwater skills and putting on a personal flotation device (PFD) whilst in water and swimming with it. One of the goals is to achieve 50 metres of continuous swimming.
SwimSafer Bronze --- Personal Survival & Stroke Improvement Skills
Development of student’s stroke techniques is a focus here, along with coordinated breathing in deep water. This stage sees the introduction of throw rescues and more personal survival skills. One of the goals is to achieve 100 metres of a variety of strokes.
SwimSafer Silver --- Intermediate Personal Survival & Stroke Refinement Skills
Fundamentals of diving will be introduced. Development of personal survival knowledge will continue with a situational context of swimming quickly away from a sinking boat. Students will be required to demonstrate efficient stroke techniques by swimming a variety of strokes over 200 metres within a given time frame.
SwimSafer Gold --- Advance Personal Survival & Swimming Skill Proficiency
Students will be required to perform a variety of strokes with efficiency over 400 metres within a given time frame for each stroke. Personal survival skills like making use of clothing to make a personal floatation device and swimming with them, putting on a life jacket in water and demonstrating the Heat Escape Lessening Posture technique will be taught.