This was our first trip in 2013. Rafael is already in Primary 1 in his school now (I will post about this and it’s going to be a long story), so we can only go on weekends and school holidays now. Lil boy wanted to go swimming, so we chose Yishun Swimming Pool because it has the easiest access from where we live. A few friends asked why we went to Yishun while we have a nice public pool near our home. Well, it’s because lil boy wants to try different swimming pool. He often goes to Pasir Ris Swimming Pool, so he refused to go here again last Saturday.
It was very easy to go here from our home. We just had to walk outside the apartment complex to the bus stop, waited for bus number 39, and sat down nicely in the cool bus (it was very hot outside) until we reached Yishun. We just needed to walk a little while to reach the swimming pool.
The swimming pool is not as new as Pasir Ris Swimming Complex, but it was still very nice to swim there. It wasn’t crowded (perhaps because it was in the middle of a very hot day so not many people wanted to go swimming). There are 3 pools in total: kids pool, wadding pool, and lap pool. Lil boy and daddy played in the kids pool and wadding pool. The wadding pool is not too deep for lil boy, the water height is the same as his chin.
The highlight of the day was of course the slides. There are five slides for kids ages 3 to 10. No adults are allowed. I don’t want to compare to Pasir Ris Swimming Pool, they are very different of course (facilities and price). But because lil boy also had lots of fun here, so I considered this swimming pool is great too.
The waiting area is also very huge, but too bad the canteen is closed while we were there. Unlike Pasir Ris Swimming Complex, we can eat inside the swimming pool. I saw some family brought their own food (rice, bread, etc). I brought fried noodle and hotdog.
The minus point is perhaps the not so clean toilet, although the toilets (male, female, children) are actually very big.
As I said before, the best part was of course the slides. Lil boy enjoyed different kind of styles on the slides before splashing out in the water.
Although the kids pool is shallow, it didn’t stop lil boy to have so much fun in here
He liked the wadding pool so much too, because it wasn’t too deep or too shallow. He even played by himself later on without his father. He started to show his confidence in swimming using the free style that he had learnt in Jakarta with his teacher. He could swim a few meters without help at all. Is it the sign that he’s ready for another swimming lesson? The reason we didn’t continue his swimming lesson is simply because he still needs to build his confidence in swimming. We think it is no use to continue when he still doesn’t have the right mentality in swimming. He was too afraid to swim by himself even though the actually could do it. One of the teacher said we should wait until he is older, because it works that way for some kids.
Lil boy has been asking for another visit to the swimming pool this weekend…..well, let’s see which pool will we choose this time….