Sports Lab - ISA Certificate of Swim Instruction

At Sports Lab, we believe in developing children through exciting and meaningful sporting experiences. To do so, we offer a comprehensive training and certification program for all our coaches, jointly certified with the International Sports Academy.

Next Intake: TBD


  • Foundational Swim Instruction program - no swim or coaching experience required!

  • 6-week course covering Theory and Practical, together with 52 hours of Attachment

  • Classes are conducted in weekday evenings, at ISA (Kallang Wave Mall) and our various pool locations, and online

  • Upon successful completion, lead your own swim class while receiving continued professional support and mentorship

  • Grow to become a senior or full-time coach with us, or pursue independent opportunities



The Sports Lab - ISA Certificate of Swim Instruction is one of the leading certifications for children’s swim instruction. Since 2016, we have trained more than 40 coaches, who have taught over 1000 of kids how to swim with joy and confidence.

For coaches with little or no experience working with children - have no fear! The 2021 version of our course covers always-important topics such as coaching techniques and class management, while being updated for more Practical time in the pool and greater focus on understanding child development. 

We’ve also got your swim basics covered, with sessions dedicated to each of the four major strokes and free weekly coaches’ swim training. Some of our most successful instructors have been non-swimmers who have grown to love swimming through teaching!

View the 2021 course outline HERE

Feedback from the Jan 2021 intake:

- 94% of trainees felt that the course was well taught
- 100% of trainees felt confident of being a good swim instructor 
- 100% said they would recommend this course



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Upon completion of the course, you’ll enjoy the best of our continued professional support. Whether it is a time-tested program with clear lesson plans, ongoing clinics conducted by our full-time coaches and industry experts, or simply our spirit of mutual learning and mentorship, most of our course graduates choose to stay on to teach at Sports Lab on a long term, flexible part-time or full-time basis.


Here are the brand locations that you may be posted to!




As you grow with us in experience, you’ll also be entitled to steady remuneration increments and increased professional opportunities.

Our full-time instructors are also eligible for year end performance bonuses and medical coverage.

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“I started because I liked the pay… but after coaching for a while, seeing results in the students because of me coaching them also gives [me] a warm and fuzzy feeling.”



Course dates: Thu Jun 24 - Thu Aug 5, 2021

Time: 7:30-9:30PM every Mon, Tue and Thu



Cost: $1680, waived for all instructors who coach for Sports Lab for 12 months after course completion* 

Application deadline: Fri, 18 Jun '21

To apply: Complete our application form HERE. Applicants will be contacted for an interview prior to starting the course.

For more info: 9646 3655

*During the 12-month bond period, instructors will be required to coach a minimum of 6 hours per week. Instructors will receive a salary of $15/hour. All non-Singaporean applicants must possess valid permission to work

  • International Sports Academy (Kallang Wave Mall)

  • Sports Lab pool venues