Swimming instructors in Singapore are embracing to the new changes in SwimSafer syllabus. The upgrade brings some changes in requirements, but most importantly to improve the skill of the student.
Clothing to wear for SwimSafer training
T-shirt & shorts
Stage 4 Bronze
Short sleeved shirt and long pants
Stage 5 Silver
Stage 6 Gold
Stage 1 – Stage 4: T-shirt & shorts
Wear t-shirt and shorts that are meant for swimming.
At this stage, students are only required to wear T-shirt and shorts.
You can wear your usual home t-shirt and shorts.
Some clothing are hard to take off when it is wet. This can get the student frustrated while trying to remove. We highly recommend buying these clothing which are meant for swimming. Set aside this set of T-shirt and shorts as part of their swimming kit.
Where to buy?
Stage 5 & Stage 6: Short sleeved shirt and long pants
Get a short sleeved shirt with button, and a long pants.
Students will learn to create their personal flotation device using their pants.
Long clothing are deliberately used to weigh down the students and make swimming harder. In such conditions, students will learn to conserve their energy and continue swimming to meet the goal. Finally, students will learn how to make a buoyancy aid using their pants.
It is important to get the right pants for it to inflate like a balloon easily. Some pants just do not inflate as the air escapes from the tiny pores through the pants.
Where to buy?
We recommend going to market stalls to get them. We’ll update more when we gather more info here.