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An initiative by the National Water Safety Council in collaboration with Sport Singapore (formerly known as Singapore Sports Council).
A national swimming and water safety programme recognised by Ministry of Education.



8 locations near you to choose from


Conducted by experienced Coaches and Assessors


Easy Registration and support throughout the whole process


Endorsed by Sport Singapore and Ministry of Education


SwimSafer 2.0

The SwimSafer™ 2.0 programme aims to teach water safety in and our of water, as well as swimming. Swimming and water safety skills are taught in a logical progression through 6 stages. By end of the programme, students would have acquired the prerequisites skills for entrance into other aquatic activities such as competitive swimming, sailing, kayaking and basic lifesaving courses.


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Introduction to Water Skills

The objective is develop confidence and independence in the water, learn general and deep-end water safety. Techniques taught include the forward and backward movement, safe entry and exit and personal water safety


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Fundamental Water Skills

General skill development including unassisted step entry into water, sculling, feet first surface dives, personal water safety skills as well as water safety in aquatic environments. One of the goals is to achieve 25 metres of continuous swimming.


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Personal & Stroke Development Skills

Entry skills such as the stride jump will be taught. Skills include sculling, underwater skills and putting on a personal flotation device (PFD) whilst in water and swimming with it. One of the goals is to achieve 50 metres of continuous swimming.


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Personal Survival & Stroke Improvement Skills

Development of student’s stroke techniques is a focus here, along with coordinated breathing in deep water. This stage sees the introduction of throw rescues and more personal survival skills. One of the goals is to achieve 100 metres of a variety of strokes.


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Intermediate Personal Survival & Stroke Refinement Skills

Fundamentals of diving will be introduced. Development of personal survival knowledge will continue with a situational context of swimming quickly away from a sinking boat. Students will be required to demonstrate efficient stroke techniques by swimming a variety of strokes over 200 metres within a given time frame.


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Advance Personal Survival & Swimming Skill Proficiency

Students will be required to perform a variety of strokes with efficiency over 400 metres within a given time frame for each stroke. Personal survival skills like making use of clothing to make a personal floatation device and swimming with them, putting on a life jacket in water and demonstrating the Heat Escape Lessening Posture technique will be taught.

SwimSafer Online Theory Quiz

1 / Congratulations!

Well done! If you are here, it means that you have already completed your SwimSafer practical assessment.

We wish you the best of luck as you continue with your online theory quiz. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected]. We are here to support you every step of the way.

2 / Accessing the Quiz

Please prepare the following details as you will require them for the quiz:

  1. NRIC / FIN / Birth Cert No.

  2. Date of Birth

  3.  Assessment stage / level that you are taking.

Once you have the above information, you may access the quiz with the link below:

3 / Attempting the Quiz

For SwimSafer Stage 1-3

You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions. To pass, you will need to score a minimum of 14/15 (90%).

For SwimSafer Stage 4-6

There are 20 questions and you need to score a minimum of 18/20 (90%) to pass.


Don't worry if you don't get it the first time – you can reattempt until you meet the score requirement.

If you have difficulty with the questions, no worries! Click on the link below for additional help.

Water Safety Knowledge

3 / Passing the Quiz

Once you have passed your online theory quiz and the swimming practical, your SwimSafer assessment is complete. You will be able to to view the e-certificate in your ActiveSG account.

You will also receive the physical certificate from us at a later date.

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