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Dive Into Confidence
With Swim Monkey Swim School Singapore

We guide you to make a splash and discover the joy of swimming! From fear to fun we personalized swim lessons for kids and adults of all ages and skill levels. Our swimming lessons are so fun, that your kids won't even realize they're learning!

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Barriers To Learn Swimming

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Within the kid/adult/baby & toddler swimming teaching environment an individual swimmer may have barriers or challenges that may affect their learning and progression. On or before the initial assessment of the swimmer these barriers or challenges would need to be identified and a plan set to meet individual requirements. The aim with any barrier or challenge is to find the best swim school in Singapore to possible route to help the individual swimmer achieve their goals and targets.




Swimming teachers need to empathise with swimmers and introduce them slowly into the water. Working on water confidence activities at the swimmer’s pace. Swimming teachers need to have a relaxed, supportive and friendly approach to swimmers.


Swimmer being cold

Swimming teachers ensure the water is within the recommended temperatures and their swimming lessons are active. However, in most condos, the water are cold. We will encourage learners to wear thermal suit to learn. Swimmers should not be waiting at the poolside or sitting on the poolside for long periods of time; swimmers should be swimming during the lesson.


A friendly, reassuring and confident swimming teacher from Swim-Monkey who takes things at the swimmer’s pace will help inspire confidence. For younger swimmers the use of toys, games and imaginative play will also help build water confidence.



Low levels of attendance

Swimmers who do not attend regularly miss the opportunity to practise and learn the essential skills and improve their technique, which helps build confidence. Explaining the importance of regular attendance and recapping on previous skills can help.


Noisy environment

Swimming pools can be noisy environments, especially if multiple lessons are being delivered. Positioning a swimmer closer to a swimming teacher or away from the noise can help a swimmer focus. Wearing ear plugs or a headband may support a swimmer who does not like noise. Well, everyone is unique and we respect that.

Culture and language differences

English may not be a swimmer’s first language, therefore swimming teachers must ensure demonstrations are correct and visual aids may be beneficial. Grouping the lesson so swimmers have the opportunity to see the other swimmers perform the skill first may help with understanding. Swimming teachers need to understand and respect all swimmers’ backgrounds and cultures.


Faith and religious differences

Religious requirements may need swimmers to cover parts of their body and / or the other swimmers and a swimming teacher to be of their gender. Swimming teachers should check with the pool’s specific rules; however, swimmers can swim in leggings and a long sleeved top. Swimming teachers need to consider the extra resistance the clothing will cause.


Swimmers may have additional needs

Our Swimming teachers need to know the individual swimmer’s needs and plan for them accordingly before class. Our lesson plans include differentiation to meet all swimmers’ abilities.


Pressure from parents / guardians / carers or family

Swimming teachers need to create a supportive environment and plan lessons, so they are progressive and well-structured, and so parents / guardians / carers can see swimmers’ progression and development.


Leaving a parent / guardian / carer

Younger swimmers may be reluctant to leave a parent / guardian / carer and go to a stranger, Our Swimming teachers need to understand this fear and build up the trust with the swimmer. Having a friendly manner, introducing themselves and explaining what will happen within a swimming lesson will help ease this fear. Also explaining where the parent / guardian / carer will be during the lesson and offering the reassurance that they will be

watching them.


Swimmer’s or a class member’s behaviour

Having a positive behaviour management system in place to ensure the safety of all swimmers and to ensure all swimmers feel safe in the lesson. No swimmer should feel scared, threatened or intimidated by another swimmer; regrouping a lesson, firm ground rules and sanctions should be used so that everyone gets to learn every lesson.

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