What is a suitable age to start my child for swimming lesson?
Children can start learning swimming at any age, but the best would be when they are as young as 4 months old. This is because younger children tend to be like a clean slate and pick up new skills and techniques very fast. With the combination of swimming techniques and their growth, we noticed that these younger ones perform better as compared to their peers when exposed to early childhood swimming.
One of our key concern is the child developing fears of water when influenced by stories or social media.
What is the different age groups for your swimming lessons?
Children below 2 years old would be under our Infants’ Syllabus and children above 2 to under 5 are in our Toddlers’ Syllabus. Both the Infants’ and Toddlers’ Programmes require parent’s accompaniment. Children above 5 years old are in our Kids’ Syllabus which in non-parent accompaniment.
Can I request to have my 12 month old infant to attend lesson with my 3 year old toddler together?
As they are in different age groups, they will be in different syllabus and classes. The School will try to arrange a back to back classes to facilitate your logistics.
Does a potty trained child still need to wear swim diapers?
Swimming is an activity that utilises multiple muscles while holding their breath underwater. In the process of swimming and kicking, a child (including the older toddlers) may not have proper control over themselves with the simultaneous actions. Therefore, to prevent unnecessary accidents, children below 5 years old are required to wear the approved swim diaper. Failure which, the School reserves the right to deny entry to customers. In the event in the pool and an accident happens, the parent is required to bear the cost of cleaning.
We only allowed Snuglyfit™ and iPlay™ brands. Please refer to https://happyfish.my/diaper/
Is there any trial class available?
Yes, we conduct group trial classes at RM100 per infant or toddler. A private trial will be at RM180 and both fees include an approved swim diaper. We understand that it is only a trial, but we seek your kind understanding that many leakages and seepages come from the child’s first swim in a new environment.
What do babies and toddlers learn during classes?
|Stage 1: Water Familiarisation||Stage 2: Breath Control||Stage 3: Submersion|
|Children will learn how to explore in and around the water safely.||Children will learn how to hold their breath when verbal and kinesthetic trigger is given.||Children will develop confidence in submerging and gliding in the water.|
|Stage 4: Free Floating||Stage 5: Propulsion||Stage 6: Independency|
|Children will learn how to float without assistance to the ledge of pools or between adults.||Children will learn basic hand pulling and leg kicking action to move around in the water. Toddler and Kid will learn how to swim freestyle and other strokes.||Children will learn how to change breath and swim longer distance.|
Does the parent need to accompany?
Infant & Toddler
Yes, our Infants / Toddlers Programmes are parent-accompanied classes. We encourage both parents to be involved in the child’s learning. Parents are the best teachers and you will learn how to teach your child. By doing so, you can practise at your own time. *Note that only one accompanying adult this period in view of Covid-19.
There is no need for parents to be in the pool with the child. They can observe the class near the pool. *Note that no adult is allowed to observe at the pool deck at some branches in view of Covid-19.
How do you keep your pools clean?
We fully utilise a combination of salt chlorinator and UV to disinfect our pools throughout the day. In addition to manual and regular cleaning of filters, we also deploy cleaning robots to maintain the overall cleanliness of the pool every day.
Besides that, we have to submit the water for lab test. This monthly sampling programme is to ensure that the water quality meets the physical, chemical and bacteriological standards.
How close to the lesson should I not feed my child?
It is recommended to eat at least an hour before the lesson so that proper digestion can take place and will not affect your child’s swimming performance.
Are googles compulsory?
To be as prepared for real-life situations, especially emergencies, we will not encourage goggles if your child is comfortable with opening his/her eyes in the water.
But if the child is uncomfortable and refuse to open his/her eyes in water, we encourage the use of goggles to explore and be comfortable first.
My child has asthma, can he/she learn swimming?
Yes, they can definitely learn how to swim. In fact, the breathing of warm, moist air (instead of cold, dry air) may actually help reduce the risk of asthmatic attacks.
However, it is always better to get your doctor’s opinion on this.
Can you guarantee result?
We have conducted classes for more than 5000 infants and toddlers. The success rate is 100%. It is just the matter of time. Children who are not comfortable in the water will take a longer time.