Woodlands Swimming Complex
Swimming is an activity that can be enjoyed by everyone and the Woodlands
Swimming Complex makes it a pleasurable experience. One can come here to fight away the built up
stress or to burn away the extra calories. This beautiful complex is a great place for you and your family to have
oodles of fun. Put on your swimwear and head
to Woodlands Swimming Complex Singapore with your kids, friends and family to learn exceptional swimming techniques from some
of the best instructors. Woodlands swimming Complex offers Special Promotion at 50% off for swimming lessons at
your preferred day and time. We also offer swimming lessons at other swimming complexes in
Woodlands Swimming Complex
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Woodlands Swimming Complex is
located at 3 Woodlands Street 13. The easiest way to get to the complex is to travel by the MTR to the
Marsiling Station. This state of the art complex has a play pool, a separate learning pool and the most
coveted Main Pool, which resembles an Olympic styled swimming pool. If you wish to hone your skills then you
can choose amongst the various classes that are offered here. Woodlands Swimming Complex
offers adults swim class as well as kids swim class. Woodlands Swimming Complex is located at close proximity to
the Woodland Square, the Vista Point and the Town Centre; hence there are many places to explore after your
Coach Richmond Tan’s passion for swimming
has won him a Senior Swimming Instructor
Awards certification from the Singapore Swimming Association and the Singapore Sports Council. Training under him
is a joyful experience as he has a knack to keep everyone, from a 3 year old to a 70 year old
interested. He customizes his training according to the skill and fitness level of the person he is training. He
takes into account the health related issues and offers training that could help control the condition. This Bronze
Medallion medal holder from the Singapore Life Saving Society considers swimming a mood elevator and a stress
buster, not to mention its varied health
benefits. Both Swimsafer and Singapore Swimming Proficiency Award programme
will be taught to let you master the technique of swimming.
Look no further, your quest for the perfect swimming complex and a competent
instructor ends here. Woodlands Swimming Complex opens up a whole new world of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Experience the bliss of swimming in clear water under the deep blue sky and the fresh air surrounding the
Woodlands Swimming Complex Map Location &
Woodlands swimming Complex is within 5min walk from the Bus-Stop of
911, 187, 856, 925, 950 and 960. Nearest Mrt station is Marsiling.
Operating Hours of the Woodlands Swimming Complex
Everyday: 8am to 9.30am except for Thur: 2.30pm to
Operating Hours of the Woodlands Swimming Complex Gym:
Mon, Wed, Fri: 7.00am – 10.00pm Tue, Thu 8.30am – 10.00pm Sat: 8.30am – 8.00pm
Sun: 9.00am – 8.00pm PH : 9.00am – 5.00pm
Free ActiveSG$100 For Every Singaporean
And Permanent Residents
Good news, now all Singaporean and PR can apply for free ActiveSg $100 credit to be used
for the swimming complex admission as part of the Government to promote healty Lifestyle. You can apply for
both adults and kids. Its can also be used for the Gym at the Woodlands Swimming Complex. Click here to
see more details and how to apply.
Swimming Complex Address:
3 Woodlands Street 13, Singapore 738600.
Telephone No: 6269 4192
Background: Opened since 5th Aug 1989.
1 Competition Pool
1 Teaching Pool
1 Children Playground Pool
Parking: 219 (Car), 48 (Motorcycle), 5 (Lorry Lots)
Woodlands Swimming Complex is a great
place for beginners as one can learn the right
techniques and strokes from Coach Richmond Tan. According
to Coach Richmond Tan, swimming is not
just about splashing and floating, but results in the overall development of an individual. Coach Tan holds the
merit of being a Senior Instructor at the Singapore Sports
Council and has trained over 1000 swimming enthusiast till date. He has served in the
Singapore Armed Forces and won more than 25 medals during the Swimming Meets held during 1996 to 2005. This award
winning Coach is the pride of Woodlands Swimming Complex and a favourite amongst the patrons. He knows what he is
talking about and believes that with passion and discipline, regardless of your
age, you can truly benefit from swimming. Whether you are a beginner or are aiming to become a competitive swimmer,
Woodlands Swimming Complex, under the able guidance of Coach Tan will help you realise your
Essentials of Swimming
Learning to swim is easy once you’ve learned the basics. It’s just like any other
sport but the difference is, swimming is non-weight bearing and painless on the joints meaning zero the pain that
running or lifting weights bring you. Before any activity would commence, you should first perform stretching to
prevent your muscles from straining, stiffness and injury. Listed below are the fundamental steps to learn
1. The proper way of
This is the starting point to achieve your main goal. The importance of learning
to breathe appropriately in swimming is to help you remain calm and collected once in the water. It will also
provide your lungs sufficient air even when you’ve swam for 50m straight. Practice the breathing mechanics
first on dry land.
· Take a deep breath
· Hold your breath for five counts (Make sure the air is delivered to your lungs and not trapped in
· Blow out the air through your nose
Once you’ve practiced on land, proceed to the water to apply what you’ve
Submerge your head fully in the water when holding your breathe. This step allows
you to assess your own capability of whether your will sink or swim. If you still can’t perform the breathing
technique properly, return back to dry land to master the step.
The purpose of bobbing is to practice rhythmic
· Face the pool edge while holding comfortably onto the pool edge
· Slowly bob your head up and down the water while holding onto the pool edge
· Inhale, bend your knees and elbows and slowly submerge your head
· Exhale the air through your nose as you slowly lower yourself
· Come back up, inhale, bob and exhale.
You can swim no matter how high or low you float. There are different types of
floating style. But the number one floating style needed to swim is the prone float also known as dead-man’s float.
The prone float is a floating position with your body in a straight line, face down and arms straight forward. Hold
your breath as long as you can and if you need to need to breathe, stand up and proceed to the next
4. Flutter Kick
This the most basic of all kicks, also known as freestyle kick. The legs are
straight with toes pointed and alternately move them up and down.
If this is your first time to practice the flutter kick, just sit at the pool
edge. As stated, straighten your legs, point your toes and move them up and down in an alternate
After you have practiced at the pool edge, you may now add you flutter kick to
your prone float. You may either hold onto the wall, or use a kickboard. If you have mastered the flutter kick, it
is now time to proceed to the next step.
5. Front Arm Crawl
This is usually the fastest and easiest of the four primary strokes. The front arm
crawl is also known as Freestyle. The arms move alternately from side to side, when one arm is pulling or pushing
the other arm is recovering. The arm movement propels you to move forward. The pull movement creates a semicircle.
Pushing the palm back through the water underneath the body and make sure that your hand passes through the waist.
Recover and repeat the steps over.
Combine all the steps: Breathing, Prone Float, Flutter Kick and the Front Arm
Crawl and you will now know how to swim the basics. The other strokes like the Butterfly, Backstroke and
Breaststroke are just modifications of the basics, so when you learn the basics and master them you can also learn
the other strokes.
Remember that always stretch before swimming, warm up and cool down before and
after an intense workout.
If you are interested to engage a swimming coach to teach your kids or yourself
the correct techniques in swimming, look no further. Coach Richmond can help you find a certified swimming coach in Woodlands Swimming Complex
or any other area. Start your swim classes in Woodlands Swimming Complex now.