Sunday, May 18, 2014

Toddlers swimming classes | Sengkang Sports and Recreation Centre



Teaching babies to swim turns out to be more than just fun. Baby swimmers have better balance and are also better at grasping at things than non-swimmers. This difference persists even when children are five years old, when babies who have been taught to swim still outperform their peers, research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) shows.

Toddlers swimming classes at Sengkang Swimming complex call or SMS 90059173 for more details https://www.facebook.com/swim2survive


 

 Toddlers swimming lessons: Learning to swim early has its advantages.

For many new parents, a child swimming class is like a rite of passage that can be both fun and also terrifying. But a new study suggests that time in the water could have long-lasting benefits outside of the pool. Continue reading For years, pediatricians recommended children begin swim classes around age 4, but that's changed. 

Now they say the earlier the better. At seven months, Molly isn't even walking yet, but she's already floating and going underwater with ease. 

 “I’ve also noticed some fine motor skills development, holding things between her hands,” says her mother, Megan Fedor. 

Bonnie Alcid, of Gaithersburg, got her one-year-old daughter, Lou Lou, involved after her brother was enrolled at the British Swim School in Fairfax. “They’re quite acclimated to the water,” Alcid says. “They’re not scared. They really have a bonding experience with the parent.”

A new study from Australia's Griffin University found many benefits of introducing infants to the water early. Swimming infants are typically six months ahead in physical development, 10 months ahead in cognitive development, and 15 months ahead in social and emotional development. “My parents didn’t take me this,” says Darlene Coons, a swim instructor. “My memory of learning how to swim was much older. Yes, some parents think they need to be older to learn how to swim. 

We start at three months.” Beyond learning is also the safety factor. 
Cara Finnerty says she’s not as worried about her son, Liam. “I think he has the muscle memory to know that to get to the top, roll over and get to his back,” she says. 

Swim classes are available across the Singapore area. Some places accept babies as young as three months. 

Toddlers swimming classes at Sengkang Swimming complex call or SMS 90059173 for more details https://www.facebook.com/swim2survive

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Freestyle Technique (SSPA Test Standard)

Freestyle Technique (Singapore Proficiency Award Standard)

  • Swim any style
  • Completely submerged for not more than 15 meters after the start and each turn.
  • Some part of the swimmer must break the surface throughout the race.
  • Some part of the swimmer must touch the wall upon completion of each length and at the finish.
  • No walking
  • No pulling of the lane rope during the race or test.


Freestyle Fina Rules 2009 -2013

SW 5.1 Freestyle means that in an event so designated the swimmer may swim any style, except that in individual medley or medley relay events, freestyle means any style other than backstroke, breaststroke or butterfly.
SW 5.2 Some part of the swimmer must touch the wall upon completion of each length and at the finish.
SW 5.3 Some part of the swimmer must break the surface of the water throughout the race, except it shall be permissible for the swimmer to be completely submerged during the turn and for a distance of not more than 15 metres after the start and each turn. By that point, the head must have broken the surface.



Breaststroke Technique (SSPA Test Standard)

Breaststroke Technique (Singapore Proficiency Award Standard)

  • One arm stroke completely back to the legs during which the swimmer may be submerged
  • A single Butterfly kick during the first arm stroke followed by a breaststroke kick
  • From the start and throughout the race, the stroke cycle must be one arm stroke and one leg kick in that order.
  • Head break surface while hand at the widest before turn inward
  • Arms simultaneous and same plane
  • Hands pushed forward
  • Elbows under water
  • Hand brought back on or under the water
  • Hand not beyond hips
  • Legs simultaneous and same plane without alternating
  • Feet turned outwards
  • No scissors, flutter or Butterfly kick
  • Arms touch over, on or under water
  • Arms touch simultaneously


Breaststroke Fina Rules 2009 -2013

SW 7.1 After the start and after each turn, the swimmer may take one arm stroke completely back to the legs during which the swimmer may be submerged. A single butterfly kick is permitted during the first arm stroke, followed by a breaststroke kick.
Interpretation:

The first arm stroke begins with the separation of the hands. 
SW 7.2 From the beginning of the first arm stroke after the start and after each turn, the body shall be on the breast.  It is not permitted to roll onto the back at any time.  From the start and throughout the race the stroke cycle must be one arm stroke and one leg kick in that order. All movements of the arms shall be simultaneous and on the same horizontal plane without alternating movement.
Interpretation:

A pause after the separation of the hands is not a violation of the rule.
SW 7.3 The hands shall be pushed forward together from the breast on, under, or over the water. The elbows shall be under water except for the final stroke before the turn, during the turn and for the final stroke at the finish. The hands shall be brought back on or under the surface of the water. The hands shall not be brought back beyond the hip line, except during the first stroke after the start and each turn.
SW 7.4 During each complete cycle, some part of the swimmer's head must break the surface of the water. The head must break the surface of the water before the hands turn inward at the widest part of the second stroke. All movements of the legs shall be simultaneous and on the same horizontal plane without alternating movement.
SW 7.5 The feet must be turned outwards during the propulsive part of the kick. A scissors, flutter or downward butterfly kick is not permitted except as in SW 7.1. Breaking the surface of the water with the feet is allowed unless followed by a downward butterfly kick.
SW 7.6 At each turn and at the finish of the race, the touch shall be made with both hands simultaneously at, above, or below the water level. The head may be submerged after the last arm pull prior to the touch, provided it breaks the surface of the water at some point during the last complete or incomplete cycle preceding the touch.

Backstroke Technique (SSPA Test Standard)

Backstroke Technique (Singapore Proficiency Award Standard)

  • Push off and swim on the back throughout
  • On the back throughout the race except in the Turn
  • Some part of the swimmer must break the surface throughout the race
  • Leave on the back after the start and turn
  • Some part of the body must touch the wall
  • One or double simultaneous arm during the turn
  • Finish on the back


Backstroke Fina Rules 2009 - 2013

SW 6.1 Prior to the starting signal, the swimmers shall line up in the water facing the starting end, with both hands holding the starting grips. Standing in or on the gutter or bending the toes over the lip of the gutter is prohibited.
SW 6.2 At the signal for starting and after turning the swimmer shall push off and swim upon his back throughout the race except when executing a turn as set forth in SW 6.4. The normal position on the back can include a roll movement of the body up to, but not including 90 degrees from horizontal. The position of the head is not relevant.
SW 6.3 Some part of the swimmer must break the surface of the water throughout the race. It is permissible for the swimmer to be completely submerged during the turn, at the finish and for a distance of not more than 15 metres after the start and each turn. By that point the head must have broken the surface.
SW 6.4 When executing the turn there must be a touch of the wall with some part of the swimmer’s body in his/her respective lane. During the turn the shoulders may be turned over the vertical to the breast after which a continuous single arm pull or a continuous simultaneous double arm pull may be used to initiate the turn. The swimmer must have returned to the position on the back upon leaving the wall.
SW 6.5 Upon the finish of the race the swimmer must touch the wall while on the back in his/her respective lane.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Butterfly Technique (SSPA Test Standard)

Butterfly Technique (Singapore Proficiency Award Standard)

One arm pull underwater
Body on the breast
Completely submerged not more than 15 meters
Arms brought forwards together over the water and brought backwards simultaneously
Legs simultaneous
No alternate leg movement
No breaststroke kick
Two arms touch simultaneously
Arms recover above water
Arms touch over, on or under water





Butterfly Fina Rules 2009 - 2013

SW 8.1 From the beginning of the first arm stroke after the start and each turn, the body shall be kept on the breast. Under water kicking on the side is allowed. It is not permitted to roll onto the back at any time.
SW 8.2 Both arms shall be brought forward together over the water and brought backward simultaneously through-out the race, subject to SW 8.5.
SW 8.3 All up and down movements of the legs must be simultaneous. The legs or the feet need not be on the same level, but they shall not alternate in relation to each other. A breaststroke kicking movement is not permitted.
SW 8.4 At each turn and at the finish of the race, the touch shall be made with both hands simultaneously, at, above or below the water surface.
SW 8.5 At the start and at turns, a swimmer is permitted one or more leg kicks and one arm pull under the water, which must bring him to the surface. It shall be permissible for a swimmer to be completely submerged for a distance of not more than 15 metres after the start and after each turn. By that point, the head must have broken the surface. The swimmer must remain on the surface until the next turn or finish.


Singapore Swimming Proficiency Award

Singapore Swimming Proficiency Award 


The Singapore Swimming Proficiency Award(SSPA) is an award structure based on a swimmer’s ability to swim any of the four recognised strokes in compliance with FINA rules for competitive swimming.



Objectives:

1: To provide the progression for swimming after SwimSafer

2: To raise the level of swimming proficiency of swimmers

3: To provide a talent pool for the next generation of Singapore competitive swimmers

4: To increase the level of technical expertise among our swimming coaches



Criteria:
1: All strokes are to be swim in compliance with FINA rules for competitive swimming
2: A swimmer may wish to challenge himself by attempting and particular level of swim test
3: Minimum criteria – SwimSafer Stage 1
4: Students to go through training for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, start and turn with timing included

Awards:
1: A total of 20 certificates and badges to be attained




To find out more about swimming lessons

Swimming for Beginners Singapore

Swimming for Beginners Singapore


Children learning to swim should be starting from a shallow pool where they can easily step and stand up thus give them more comfortable and peace of mind while the child’s development of water confidence. The key is for youngsters to learn to have fun in the pool.



Most parents find structured swimming lessons (available through local swimming pools, private swim schools and sometimes local clubs) are the best way to teach specific skills and water safety.


Most local public swimming complex provide Swimsafer swimming lessons for young people to learn to swim and many will point children in the direction of further opportunities once they have learnt to swim. 

Children who pass swimsafer gold they can either go Life saving 123 by Singapore Life Saving Society or Singapore Swimming Proficiency Award 

The Swim to Survive swim school partnership with swimming coaches who teach in local public swimming complex, swim coaches are qualified nationally-recognised by the National Registry of Coaches (NROC).




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