Cool off at Singapore’s best community pools, make a daytrip to the island city’s most family-friendly shores or consider these private swim clubs or expert coaching if your little fish wants to be the next Joseph Schooling.
Check out the gallery below for a roundup of where to go and what to bring for swimming in the Lion City.
Not only does this complex (from $0.80 per person) come with a 50-metre pool, it also has eight water slides for the big kids and two smaller ones for babies and toddlers. The adults don’t miss out either, as there is a large Jacuzzi pod to relax in.
57 Anchorvale Rd, Singapore 544964,
NEXT: Pasir Ris Swimming Complex →
In addition to housing the largest public swimming pool in Singapore, it has a long list of amazing facilities, including intertwining spiral water slides that stretch up to 155 metres long . If slides aren’t your style, the wave pool surprises with jets of water, while the mushroom stream course and kid’s fun pool are nice and mellow (from $0.80 per person).
21 Jurong East St 31, Singapore 609517
NEXT: Siloso Beach →
This is the place to go on laidback Sunday afternoons. Try out a flying trapeze, get on a body board at the Wave House or people watch with a great brunch or drinks at Coastes or Ola Beach Club.
36 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099007
50 Siloso Beach Walk #01-06, Singapore 099000
46 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 099005
NEXT: West Coast Park →
It doesn’t exactly have a sandy beach, but you can spot ships and cranes along the coast and its westerly location means the sun sets beautifully every single day along the horizon over the sea. Kite flying, cycling and barbecuing (book online) are popular activities here, too.
NEXT: East Coast Park →
You can easily spend a whole day here and not do everything. Hire a bike or inline skates, try your hand at water skiing and then relax after a paddle in the ocean with a barbeque at one of the many pits scattered along the beach.
E Coast Park Service Rd, Singapore 449876,
NEXT: Singapore Swimming Club (SSC) →
An SSC membership (from $3,140 a year) offers everything from learn-to-swim programmes, to competitive training and even masters programmes. With three pools, onsite restaurants and even a bowling alley, this club offers far more than just a place to do laps.
45 Tanjong Rhu Rd, Singapore 436899
NEXT: Aquatic Performance Swim Club (APSC) →
This go-to shop for swimmers retails a range of swimwear like the Speedo Girls Stellar Fire Allover Thinstrap Crossback (left; $59.90), made from shape-retaining, UV-protective fabric of up to UPF50+.
www.royalsportinghouse.com for locations
NEXT: Ocean Paradise →
In additional to international swimwear brands like Jets, ViX and Tom & Teddy, you’ll find cute, confidence-boosting Waboba Zoobers (see pic; $16.90), Zoggs diving sticks (from $33.95) and more.
www.oceanparadise.com.sg for locations
NEXT: Mothercare →
A one-stop shop for mums and bubs – in the water and on land – stock up here on sweet, patterned resuable Charlie Banana Swim Diaper & Training Pants Assorted Prints ($19.90 each).
www.mothercare.com.sg for locations
NEXT: Decathlon →
If you’re on a budget, this chain is where to go. Get the XBASE Swimming Goggles for kids (from $4.90), foam pool noodles (from $4.90), inflatable neck vests ($16.90) and more.
www.decathlon.sg for locations
NEXT: Sengkang Swimming Complex →
By Natalie Dau, The Finder Kids (Volume 21), November 2017