Learn to Swim

Technique, technique, technique! While many swim schools focus on energetic, fun classes in the early years, it is extremely important to also concentrate on correct technique otherwise bad habits can set in and lead to inefficient strokes.

Many four- and five-year-olds in Singapore may be able to “swim” across or under the surface of a pool but without proper guidance the stroke they are “swimming” may be unrecognisable and extremely inefficient making longer swims difficult.

Marsden Swim School instructors are known for their attention to detail in implementing our AUSTSWIM-endorsed Learn To Swim program, along with a low-stress, warm and friendly atmosphere.

Our AUSTSWIM Learn To Swim classes usually have a maximum of four swimmers per class so individual attention is ensured. In some cases, semi-private or individual classes can also be arranged.

Programs cover:

  • Buoyancy on the front and back, rotation, gliding, propulsion with the arms and legs, diving and kickboard work are introduced and built upon over four different levels.
  • Freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke are complemented by an understanding of butterfly and sidestroke.
  • Water safety skills including the prevention of dangerous aquatic situations and simple rescues of self and others are also explored each term.

Classes are conducted at Turf City (“The Grandstand”), Ang Mo Kio,  Queenstown  and Canadian International School (see Locations). We offer Learn To Swim classes 7 days a week from 8am to 7pm, please see Term Dates section for more information.