PRE-SCHOOL CLASS

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Swimming is a great activity for pre-schoolers. Some of the key benefits of swimming for pre-schoolers include:
  • Physical Development: Swimming develop their gross motor skills, coordination, and overall physical fitness. The resistance of water provides a challenging workout that can help build strength and endurance. Buoyancy of water can help children develop their balance and spatial awareness.
  • Cognitive Development: Swimming can help improve pre-schoolers’ cognitive skills, including their memory, problem-solving ability, and attention span. Swimming also provides a unique sensory experience that can stimulate their brains and enhance their sensory perception.
  • Social Development: Swimming is a great activity for pre-schoolers to develop their social skills and build relationships with their peers. Swimming classes provide a fun and safe environment for children to interact with others, practice sharing and taking turns, and learn important social skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.
  • Water Safety: Swimming lessons can teach pre-schoolers important water safety skills, including how to float, tread water, and stay safe in and around the water. These skills can help prevent drowning and give children the confidence and knowledge they need to enjoy the water safely.
Overall, swimming is an excellent activity for pre-schoolers, offering a range of physical, cognitive, and social benefits that can help support their healthy development and well-being.

What will my child learn in pre-school class?

At Sailfish Swim Academy, we have specific techniques and methods to teach children under 5 years old the necessary skills to become comfortable and confident in the water.

1. We teach them to hand pull themselves through the water for a distance of 2 meters or 7 feet.
2. We also work on breath control with face underwater for 10 seconds.
3. We also help them to achieve a 5 count independent back float, which is an important safety skill for all young swimmers.

As they progress,

1. We move on to teaching them the windmill arm stroke for freestyle
2. We help them to achieve an independent roll-over breath technique

Once they have mastered these basic skills,

1. We work on refining their technique and building their endurance.
2. We aim to have them swim a distance of 6 meters or 20 feet using windmill arms, independent roll over breath, and return to the end point.

Our experienced instructors create a fun and supportive environment for young swimmers, helping them to learn and grow at their own pace. With a focus on safety, skill development, and enjoyment, we help children under 5 years old become confident and capable swimmers.

At Sailfish Swim Academy, we focus on ensuring children feel comfortable and confident in water right from the start through fundamental skills.

1. We teach water entry by jumping into the pool safely
2. Gradually, children progress to gliding in from a sitting position at the poolside at counts of 3, 5, and 7, which helps them to develop buoyancy.

Once they are comfortable with water entry, we move on to teach:

1. Children to independently hold Starfish Float for 5 counts
2. Children to independently hold Mushroom Float for 10 counts
3. Children to independently backfloat for 10 counts
4. Master rocket to back float technique

These are fundamental skills that every swimmer should master in order to progress to more advanced techniques, and we help children to learn these techniques step-by-step. By practicing these techniques, children can build their confidence and develop a strong foundation for more advanced swimming skills.
At Sailfish Swim Academy, we teach basic freestyle

1. By first focusing on proper body position and kicking technique with a rocket kick for 10 counts.
2. Then, we teach the 4 hand pulls of the freestyle stroke and incorporate sidekicks to help develop the full stroke.

Once students are comfortable with these techniques, our goal is to have our students complete 2 laps of basic freestyle.

For advanced freestyle,

1. We build upon the basics by teaching alternate arm strokes for 10 meters, focusing on side-to-side rotation for better efficiency and speed.
2. We then teach the freestyle catch technique, where the hand enters the water and pulls back in a scooping motion to generate more power.
3. Finally, we emphasize the freestyle glide for 10 meters to help our students maintain momentum and speed.

These techniques will help students swim faster and with greater efficiency in the water.
For basic backstroke,

1. We start teaching the basic backstroke by emphasizing proper body positioning – ears fully submerged with their chip up, tummy up, back straight, and toes pointed.
2. We instruct our students to breathe every 5 counts while performing hand pulls with their shoulders touching their ears.

Our experienced coaches will guide the students through each step, ensuring they are comfortable with the basics before progressing to advanced backstroke techniques.

For advanced backstroke,

1. We teach students the S-hand pull and rotation techniques to maximize swimming efficiency.
2. We introduce alternate hand pulls to further improve form and speed
At Sailfish Swim Academy, we teach the breaststroke technique in a progressive manner, starting with the basics and moving towards advanced techniques.

For basic breaststroke,
1. We emphasise proper technique for the breaststroke kick, including the W-shape bent, kick, close and glide, followed by breaststroke pull with correct hand timing.
2. We also focus on developing good arm and leg coordination, to ensure proper execution of the stroke.

As students progress to advanced breaststroke,
1. We teach them to incorporate a full glide after every kick, with their body in an up high position while breathing.
2. Additionally, we work towards students being able to glide every stroke for 4 laps, which requires a high level of stamina, endurance, and mastery of the breaststroke technique.

Our experienced coaches provide personalised attention and feedback to help students improve their technique and achieve their goals.
At Sailfish Swim Academy, we teach butterfly stroke in a step-by-step manner to ensure that students can master the basics before advancing to more complex techniques.

For basic butterfly,

1. We begin with the caterpillar exercise, which involves emulating a wave-like motion with the body five times.
2. Next is the cocoon exercise, where the hands are brought forward and the chest is pushed downwards to emulate a wave-like motion.

Once the basic techniques are mastered,

1. We teach the butterfly stroke with proper hand pulls.
2. For advanced butterfly, we focus on synchronizing the arms and legs to achieve the stroke momentum.
3. Students will be able to swim six laps of butterfly with momentum stroke and alternate their breathing to improve their endurance and technique.

Our experienced coaches are dedicated to ensuring that each student receives personalized attention and guidance throughout the learning process.
To prepare for competitive swimming, our program focuses on building endurance, strength, and technique in each stroke. To achieve these goals, we gradually increase the distance and intensity of the swimming drills and workouts.

For freestyle, we start by ensuring that our students have mastered proper technique for each of the four basic strokes. Once they have achieved proficiency in these strokes, we progress to refining their freestyle technique, building endurance and speed, and incorporating interval training. The ability to swim 300 meters of freestyle nonstop is a good indicator that they are ready to progress to the competitive level.

In addition to freestyle, we focus on developing proficiency in the other three strokes: backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Students who can swim 100 meters of freestyle in under 3:30s have demonstrated good speed and endurance, which are essential for competitive swimming.

We also train our students in the individual medley, which involves swimming equal distances of all four strokes in a specific order. A 400-meter individual medley requires a balance of speed, endurance, and technique in all four strokes.

Finally, we work with our students to build their endurance in the demanding butterfly stroke.

Being able to swim 200 meters of butterfly nonstop is an impressive achievement and a good indication that they are ready for the rigors of competitive swimming.
Sailfish Swim Academy incorporates land training as part of its comprehensive swim program to help students improve their overall swimming performance.

The program starts with a 15-minute warm-up, which includes head movements, arm swings, and squats to get the body ready for more intense exercises. This is followed by a 15-minute running session with speed up and speed maintain calls to improve cardiovascular endurance.

For students aged below 7 years old, the academy provides a 20-minute stroke strength training session that includes windmill arms, stream line, plank arm rises, plank, star jumps, backstroke kicks, freestyle kicks, and squats. These exercises help develop coordination, balance, and agility in young children.

To ensure proper form and technique, the academy also offers a 10-minute stroke correction session that focuses on double and single hand catch, fast pulls for freestyle, breaststroke with streamlines, backstroke with one hand up and one hand down, and butterfly stroke with arm and head movements.

Finally, the academy includes a 5-minute stretching session to improve flexibility and reduce the risk of injury. This includes neck stretches, shoulder rows, prone chest stretches, reverse bridges, sitting hamstring stretches, triceps stretches, butterfly stretches, knee to chest stretches, and extended puppy poses. Overall, land training at Sailfish Swim Academy provides numerous benefits to students, including increased strength, improved technique, better coordination and balance, and reduced risk of injury.

Our Packages & Pricing

Shah Alam

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Group Class

Schedule

Tuesday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Wednesday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Thursday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Friday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Sunday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm

Age Range

4 years and above but below 7 years

Fees

RM250 monthly.
Sailfish guarantees 4 lessons every month. Students affected by academy holidays are entitled to replace their classes 30 days before or after the date of absence.
One-time lifetime registration fees: RM150/student

Class Size

2-4 students

Duration

1 Hour/weekly

Trial Class

Free 1 hour trial class available

Experience personalized swimming instruction with private swim classes tailored to your needs.

Private Class

Schedule

Tuesday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Wednesday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Thursday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Friday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Sunday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm

Age Range

4 years and above but below 7 years

Fees

1 to 1: RM680
1 to 2: RM780
1 to 3: RM880
Family class (1 to 5): RM1,000
*Our private classes accommodate swimmers across different age groups.
One-time lifetime registration fees: RM150/student
Sailfish guarantees a minimum of 4 classes monthly. In the event lessons are cancelled due to academy holidays, affected students are entitled to replace their class 30 days before and after date of absence.

Class Size

1 to 1
1 to 2
1 to 3
Family class (1 to 5)
*Our private classes accommodate swimmers across different age groups.

Duration

1 Hour/weekly

Trial Class

Free 1 hour trial class available

Telok Panglima Garang

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Group Class

Schedule

Tuesday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm
Wednesday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm
Thursday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm
Friday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm
Sunday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm

Age Range

4 years and above but below 7 years

Fees

RM350/4 classes (excluding SST)
One-time lifetime registration fees: RM150/student (excluding SST)
*For Tropicana Aman Recreational Hub, monthly fees assumed to be 4 lessons. Months where there are 5 lessons, fees will be prorated 5/4 accordingly. Months where there are less than 4 lessons will be prorated accordingly as well (public holidays/academy holidays).
*Tropicana Aman Recreational Hub charges SST.

Class Size

2-4 students

Duration

1 Hour/weekly

Trial Class

Free 1 hour trial class available

Experience personalized swimming instruction with private swim classes tailored to your needs.

Private Class

Schedule

Tuesday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm
Wednesday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm
Thursday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm
Friday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm
Sunday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm

Age Range

4 years and above but below 7 years

Fees

1 to 1: RM780 (excluding SST)
1 to 2: RM880 (excluding SST)
1 to 3: RM980 (excluding SST)
Family class (1 to 5): RM1,100 (excluding SST)
One-time lifetime registration fees: RM150/student (excluding SST)
*For Tropicana Golf & Country Resort, monthly fees assumed to be 4 lessons. Months where there are 5 lessons, fees will be prorated 5/4 accordingly. Months where there are less than 4 lessons will be prorated accordingly as well (public holidays/academy holidays).
*Tropicana Aman Recreational Hub charges SST

Class Size

1 to 1
1 to 2
1 to 3
Family class (1 to 5)
*Our private classes accommodate swimmers across different age groups.

Duration

1 Hour/weekly

Trial Class

Free 1 hour trial class available

Share the fun with our group classes!

Group Class

Schedule

Tuesday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm
Wednesday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm
Thursday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm
Friday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm
Sunday: 8am-12pm, 4pm-8pm

Age Range

4 years and above but below 9 years

Fees

RM350 monthly
One-time Registration Fees: RM150
One-time Refundable Deposit: RM250
Sailfish guarantees 4 lessons every month. Students affected by academy holidays are entitled to replace their classes 30 days before or after the date of absence.

Class Size

3-5 students

Duration

30 minutes/weekly

Trial Class

RM100/30 minutes trial class  

Experience personalized swimming instruction with private swim classes tailored to your needs.

Private Class

Schedule

Tuesday: 10am-12pm, 3pm-7pm
Wednesday: 10am-12pm, 3pm-7pm
Thursday: 10am-12pm, 3pm-7pm
Friday: 10am-12pm, 3pm-7pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-7pm
Sunday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-7pm

Parent Involvement

Our infant class is a baby-parent class that requires one parent to be always in the pool with their baby.
However, our 1 to 1 private class does not require parent to be in the pool.

Age Range

4 months to 4 years

Fees

1 to 1: RM780
1 to 2: RM880
1 to 3: RM980
One-time Registration Fees: RM150
One-time Refundable Deposit: RM250
Sailfish guarantees 4 lessons every month. Students affected by academy holidays are entitled to replace their classes 30 days before or after the date of absence.

Class Size

1 to 1
1 to 2
1 to 3
*For safety and optimal learning, we’re unable to mix different age groups in private swimming lessons.

Duration

30 Minutes/weekly

Trial Class

RM100/30 minutes trial class

Puchong

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Group Class

Schedule

Tuesday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Wednesday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Thursday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Friday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Sunday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm

Age Range

4 years and above but below 7 years

Fees

RM250 monthly.
One-time lifetime registration fees: RM150/student (waived for members)
Sailfish guarantees 4 lessons every month. Students affected by academy holidays are entitled to replace their classes 30 days before or after the date of absence.

Class Size

2-4 students

Duration

1 Hour/weekly

Trial Class

Free 1 hour trial class available

Experience personalized swimming instruction with private swim classes tailored to your needs.

Private Class

Schedule

Tuesday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Wednesday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Thursday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Friday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Sunday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm

Age Range

4 years and above but below 7 years

Fees

1 to 1: RM680
1 to 2: RM780
1 to 3: RM880
Family class (1 to 5): RM1,000
*Our private classes accommodate swimmers across different age groups.
One-time lifetime registration fees: RM150/student (waived for members)
Sailfish guarantees a minimum of 4 classes monthly. In the event lessons are cancelled due to academy holidays, affected students are entitled to replace their class 30 days before and after date of absence.

Class Size

1 to 1
1 to 2
1 to 3
Family class (1 to 5)

Duration

1 Hour/weekly

Trial Class

Free 1 hour trial class available

Petaling Jaya

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Group Class

Schedule

Monday: 4pm-9pm
Tuesday: 4pm-9pm
Wednesday: 4pm-9pm
Thursday: 4pm-9pm

Age Range

4 years and above but below 7 years

Fees

RM350/4 classes (excluding SST)
One-time lifetime registration fees: RM150/student (excluding SST)
*For Tropicana Golf & Country Resort, monthly fees assumed to be 4 lessons. Months where there are 5 lessons, fees will be prorated 5/4 accordingly. Months where there are less than 4 lessons will be prorated accordingly as well (public holidays/academy holidays).
*Tropicana Golf & Country Resort charges SST.

Class Size

2-4 students

Duration

1 Hour/weekly

Trial Class

RM87.5 (excluding SST)/one 1-hour trial class

Experience personalized swimming instruction with private swim classes tailored to your needs.

Private Class

Schedule

Monday: 4pm-9pm
Tuesday: 4pm-9pm
Wednesday: 4pm-9pm
Thursday: 4pm-9pm

Age Range

4 years and above but below 7 years

Fees

1 to 1: RM780 (excluding SST)
1 to 2: RM880 (excluding SST)
1 to 3: RM980 (excluding SST)
Family class (1 to 5): RM1,100 (excluding SST)
One-time lifetime registration fees: RM150/student (excluding SST)
*For Tropicana Golf & Country Resort, monthly fees assumed to be 4 lessons. Months where there are 5 lessons, fees will be prorated 5/4 accordingly. Months where there are less than 4 lessons will be prorated accordingly as well (public holidays/academy holidays).
*Tropicana Golf & Country Resort charges SST.

Class Size

1 to 1
1 to 2
1 to 3
Family class (1 to 5)
*Our private classes accommodate swimmers across different age groups.

Duration

1 Hour/weekly

Trial Class

For one 1-hour trial class,
1 to 1: RM195 (excluding SST)
1 to 2: RM110/student (excluding SST)
1 to 3: RM81.70/student (excluding SST)
Family Class: RM55/per student (excluding SST)

Bukit Jalil

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Group Class

Schedule

Tuesday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Wednesday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Thursday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Friday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Sunday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm

Age Range

4 years and above but below 7 years

Fees

RM250 monthly
Sailfish guarantees 4 lessons every month. Students affected by academy holidays are entitled to replace their classes 30 days before or after the date of absence.
One-time lifetime registration fees: RM150 student

Class Size

2-4 students

Duration

1 Hour/weekly

Trial Class

Free 1 hour trial class available

Experience personalized swimming instruction with private swim classes tailored to your needs.

Private Class

Schedule

Tuesday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Wednesday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Thursday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Friday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm
Sunday: 8am-12pm, 3pm-8pm

Age Range

4 years and above but below 7 years

Fees

1 to 1: RM680
1 to 2: RM780
1 to 3: RM880
Family class (1 to 5): RM1,000
*Our private classes accommodate swimmers across different age groups.
One-time lifetime registration fees: RM150/student Sailfish guarantees a minimum of 4 classes monthly. In the event lessons are cancelled due to academy holidays,affected students are entitled to replace their class 30 days before and after date of absence.

Class Size

1 to 1
1 to 2
1 to 3
Family class (1 to 5)
*Our private classes accommodate swimmers across different age groups.

Duration

1 Hour/weekly

Trial Class

Free 1 hour trial class available

Frequently Asked Questions

Our pre-school lessons do not require parent to be in the pool.
Expectation for 7 year old and above is to complete 1 stroke in a year. Half a year will be spent to complete safety and self-rescue. Then, we will focus on teaching them to swim independently. After 2 years, he/she is expected to complete all 4 strokes, free, back breast and fly and go for novice competitions. However, this varies highly based on child water adaptability, trauma experience, and willingness to socialize with strangers.
Absolutely! We are thrilled to offer a free trial class at Bukit Kemuning Golf & Country Club, JFL Kinrara Club House and Tropicana Aman Recreational Hub, whereas a trial at Sailfish Young Talent Swim Academy is charged at RM100, and a trial at Tropicana Golf & Country Club is RM87.50 (excluding SST). We can’t wait for you to experience all that we have to offer. It’s a fantastic opportunity to try out our program and see if it’s the right fit for you. We are confident that you will love it and can’t wait to welcome you to Sailfish.

Swimwear – Choose a comfortable and appropriate swimsuit that fits well and allows
freedom of movement. Avoid loose or baggy clothing, which can become heavy and uncomfortable when wet.


Goggles – Goggles can help your child see underwater and boost their confidence in the water.

Swim cap – For children with long hair, a swim cap can help keep hair out of their face.
However, it is not necessary.

Kickboard – Kickboard is essential to help children learn proper kicking techniques and build strength in their legs.

Towels – Towels to dry off after the lesson.

Extra clothes – Have a change of clothes ready for your child after the lesson to ensure your child is comfortable and warm after the lesson.

As a parent, there are several things you can do to help your child succeed with swimming. Here are some tips:

1. Encourage and Support: Show your child that you believe in them and their abilities. Encourage them to keep trying and support them throughout the learning process.
2. Consistency: Consistency is key when it comes to swimming. Regular practice and attending lessons consistently can help your child improve their skills and build confidence in the water.
3. Positive Reinforcement: Celebrate your child’s successes, no matter how small. Positive reinforcement and praise can go a long way in building your child’s confidence and motivation to continue learning.
4. Practice Outside of Lessons: Take your child to the pool outside of lessons andpractice swimming skills together. This can be a fun way to reinforce what they are learning in lessons and build upon their skills.
5. Safety First: Always prioritize safety in and around the water. Make sure your child knows basic water safety rules and is supervised by an adult at all times when in or around water.
6. Be Patient: Learning to swim can be challenging and may take time. Be patient with your child and allow them to progress at their own pace.
7. Build Water Confidence: Help your child build water confidence by playing games and having fun in the water. This can help reduce any fears or anxieties they may have about swimming.
8. Stay Positive: Maintain a positive attitude towards swimming, even if your child is struggling. Encourage them to keep going and remind them of the benefits of being a confident swimmer.
9. Consider Private Lessons: If your child is struggling or needs extra attention, consider private swimming lessons. Private lessons can provide more one-on-one attention and tailored instruction to meet your child’s needs.
Yes, your child can eat before their swimming lesson, but it is recommended to wait at least an hour after eating before getting in the water. Eating a heavy meal immediately before swimming can cause discomfort and may make it harder for your child to swim comfortably. It’s best to encourage your child to eat a light meal or snack before their lesson to provide them with the energy they need to swim. Examples of suitable pre-swim snacks include fruit, yogurt, and whole grain crackers. Additionally, it’s important to ensure that your child stays hydrated before, during, and after their swimming lesson, so encourage them to drink plenty of water.

Absolutely, we understand that sometimes there may be circumstances that require you to freeze your child’s swimming lessons for a month. If you would like to book your slots in advance and pay the fees in advance, we can make the necessary arrangements. However, please keep in mind that if your child is a beginner, missing lessons consistently may have a negative impact on their progress. We highly recommend attending lessons consistently to build muscle memory, endurance, and to develop their skills. We’re happy to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about your child’s progress in swimming and how we can work together to ensure their success.

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