Happy Fish Swim School Pte Ltd
Happy Fish Swim School Pte Ltd

Singapore Flash Floods Increases Enrollment at Happy Fish Swim School

Singapore, Singapore, August 16, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Starting in mid-June, a series of flash floods have significantly impacted the citizens of Singapore, particularly those residing in low-lying areas of the island country. These flash floods have caused considerable property damage, with utilities failing to function in certain segments of the country, and several buildings being completely or partially submerged. There have additionally been numerous reports of injury and near-drowning incidents. Though Singapore is known for its strong infrastructure, this succession of floods has taxed government resources, and the threat of flash flooding remains a serious problem.

In the context of this heightened national focus on swimming as a must-have survival skill, Happy Fish Swim School, an all-ages swim instruction academy based in Singapore, has reported a sharp increase in swimming lesson enrollments. Jay Tan, owner of Happy Fish Swim School, recently commented on this increase after the series of natural disasters.

“We have seen what amounts to a thirty percent increase in swim academy enrollments and general inquiries into the academy,” remarked Jay. “While the flash floods have been extremely troubling and tragic, we are fortunate at Happy Fish to be in a position to offer potentially life-saving swimming skills for the citizens of Singapore.”

Over 250 swim instructors are employed at Happy Fish. These instructors are required to have certification from both the Singapore Swimming Teacher's Association and the Singapore Sport Council. Since the first flood hit in mid-June, Happy Fish has increased its schedule of lessons in order to accommodate additional students. Students are accepted on a rolling basis, and lessons are held at a variety of times, and at a range of public swimming complexes around Singapore.

“We are dismayed at recent events, and our thoughts go out to all the families and businesses impacted by these disasters,” said Jay. “When it comes to water safety, it's important to hope for the best but prepare for the worst, and I'm glad Happy Fish is able to serve the community at this trying time.”

For more information about Happy Fish Swim School and their water safety and drowning-survival programs, please refer to the school's web site at http://www.swimminglessons.com.sg.

Happy Fish Swim School Pte Ltd
Jacqueline Seow