Swim Safer was an initiative by the National Water Safety Water Safety Council in collaboration with SportsSG (formerly known as Singapore Sports Council) in 2010. The programme was reviewed in 2016-2017 and a refreshed version of SwimSafer was developed.
The objective of the SwimSafer™ 2.0 programme teaches people of all ages and varying abilities to swim and be safe in, on and around the water. This programme emphasises skill development in conjunction with water safety and personal water survival education.
Swimming and water safety skills are taught in a logical progression through six stages. Students will be taught basic skills and introduced to the swimming pool and its environment in Stage 1. As they progress through the stages, students will build on their basic skills and refine their movement in water. by the end of Stage 6, students would have acquired the prerequisite skills for entrance into other aquatic activites such as competitive swimming, sailing, kayaking and lifesaving courses.