Media Release by Singapore Sports Council (SSC) - 18 March 2010
NEW NATIONAL WATER SAFETY PROGRAMME INTRODUCED by
Singapore Sports Council (SSC)
SwimSafer to replace Learn-To-Swim Programme and National Survival Swimming Award, with emphasis on
A new national water safety programme, SwimSafer was introduced today with the aim of imparting
Singaporeans, especially children, with the necessary water safety knowledge and a wide range of
water survival skills as a safeguard against drowning. This came about when the National Water
Safety Council (NWSC) called for a review of the existing national water safety programmes, and it
was construed that a single national framework with an emphasis on drowning prevention was needed.
SwimSafer will be rolled out at public swimming pools on 5 July 2010. With this, it would mean that
all instructors teaching at any of the Singapore Sports Council's (SSC) 24 swimming complexes will
have to be SwimSafer certified, as well as conducting swimming classes based on the SwimSafer Programme syllabus.
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