The Singapore Swimming Proficiency Awards (SSPA) is launched to promote swimming proficiency and to allow progress for students taking lessons under Singapore Swimming Academy. All strokes are to be swum in compliance with FINA rules for competitive swimming.

Objective Of SSPA

  1. To Provide progression for swimming after SwimSafer Programme
  2. To raise the level of swimming proficiency of students and the general public
  3. To increase the level of technical expertise among our swimming coaches
  4. To provide a talent pool for the next generation of Singapore competitive swimmers


The SSPA test is taken very seriously and the setting is exactly how it’s seen in interschool competition. This is a real eye opener for students who have never attended such events. This allows them to gather their first experience before taking part in future swimming competitions.

During the race, swimmers will only need to clock their speed for their event. In order for the student to achieve the award, they will need to swim faster than the stated timing.

For example, to pass 50m frontcrawl, student need to swim below 1min 5 sec to pass.

Examples Of Past SSPA Events

Kids swimming lessons

only $100 per month

Kids Group Class

only $100 per month


SSPA is a real eye opener for Meagan, she always wanted to have the experience of joining a competition!

Meagan (8yo) Mum
Zachary is motivated to swim because he takes swimming like a game – to break his fastest record. So proud of him!
Zachary (9yo) Dad
Benjamin achieved his SwimSafer Gold when he was 10, and still wants to continue swimming. I’m glad there’s SSPA to spur his interest.
Benjamin (11yo) Mum