Joseph Schooling opens swim school for kids in Singapore
Have you enrolled your child yet?
The name "Joseph Schooling" is synonymous with champion qualities, confidence and powerful swimming. Now, the Olympic champ from Singapore wants your kids to have these same qualities and more, by offering swimming classes to little ones! Joseph Schooling's swim school – aptly named Swim Schooling – launched on 27 June 2018.
The goal of launching Swim Schooling is to empower children, and help them become water-safe and confident.
Children enrolled in Schooling's swim school will go through an eight-stage development programme. This aims to teach kids aged three to 11 skills ranging from water confidence and life saving, to competitive skills for more advanced swimmers.
The school launched at Our Tampines Hub (OTH).
"Now that I've turned professional and have more time, and we have our vision, it is the right time to start the school," said Olympic champion Schooling, at the launch.
He explained, "We have a very solid structure with eight levels: the first level is for kids who are not very comfortable with water... whereas those in level eight are comfortable swimmers, and will be working a lot more on things like technique and race strategy."
Lessons will start on 2 July, and, what's more, there'll be two instructors per class (six students per instructor).
"Each stage consists of a 10-week, once-weekly, 30-minute session, and also includes parent feedback time and an awards scheme to celebrate milestones," elaborates a Straits Times report.
Schooling has promised to spend as much time as possible with the little trainees, even though he won't be involved in the daily training.
"First and foremost, my priority is my training, towards the Asian Games, the Worlds next year and Tokyo (Olympics in 2020)," said Schooling, who had a 30-minute session with eight children on 28 June Wednesday.
He is also confident his new school will do well. He said: "I am confident of what we have and what we are bringing to the table. At the end of the day, it's all about empowering kids to achieve their aquatic dreams."
Source: The Straits Times
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