The most common purposes for swimming are recreation, exercise, and athletic training. Recreational swimming is a good way to relax, while enjoying a full-body workout.
Every Wednesday at the Pool, our students have swimming lessons, which serve to develop swimming techniques such as the freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. Essential skills like water survival skills and water confidence are also taught. Every year in January, the aspiring swimmers will be grouped according to their swimming abilities, from Stage 1 to Stage 6. We have three main groupings ie. Basic, Intermediate and Silver, Bronze, Gold. Our best swimmers will be trained to take part in the national swimming competitions, organized by the Singapore Disability Sports Council, for special schools.
At the Special School Swimming Championship 2011 on the 25th of March, our best swimmer Chew Zi Ling did the school proud by winning 3 gold medals in the 50m freestyle, butterfly and backstroke events. Chew Zi Ling was also selected to represent Special Olympics Singapore at the 2011 World Summer Games in Athens, Greece.
For Para Games held on 27 April 2019, our swimmers clinched 4 medals (1 gold, 2 silver & 1 bronze). Subsequently for another 2 competitions in the same year, the swimmers clinched another 6 medals (2 gold, 3 silver & 1 bronze). Danielle Moi was one of the medallists. Danielle has also garnered Gold in the Women’s category at the SPH National Inclusive Swimming Championship in 2018 and 2017 ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur, as well as the 2015 Special Olympics in Los Angeles.
SPH National Inclusive Swimming Championship on the 07 April 2018