FAQ

 
 

General

+ What is MantaPlay™?

MantaPlay™ is a swim school with a mobile app platform that matches prospective students to qualified swimming and water safety instructors. The app allows you to monitor your child’s progress as well.

+ When will the MantaPlay™ app be launched?

The MantaPlay™ mobile app will be available in the App Store and Google Play Store from the third quarter of 2018.

+ Do I need a subscription to access MantaPlay™?

You can download the MantaPlay™ app for free to find the perfect swimming coach for your child. However, an annual subscription is required for you to book a class or an assessment. The subscription fee will be waived for the first year only.

 

For Parents

+ Why should I use MantaPlay™?

MantaPlay™ provides you with an easy and convenient platform to find the perfect swimming and water safety instructor for your child. Trained in Joey Lingo™, our instructors are well-versed in interacting with kids in a fun, friendly, yet firm manner.

+ What is Joey Lingo™?

Joey Lingo™ is a child development training programme that equips swimming teachers with the skills to communicate exercises effectively to a child, build up their confidence in the water, and ensure everything is done in a safe space.

The first and only course in the world that integrates early childhood education with swimming techniques, it focuses on helping babies and toddlers develop motor and coordination skills, as well as physical strength and stamina through swimming.

+ Is MantaPlay™ certified?

Yes. MantaPlay™ is affiliated to the Australian Swimming Coaches & Teachers Association (ASCTA) and Swim Australia™. Our lesson plans are ASCTA-approved, so rest assured that your children are receiving top-grade training from an internationally accredited school.

+ Are our teachers certified?

Yes. They all graduated from the Swimming Teacher Institute, and underwent the Swim Australia™ teaching course by ASCTA, as well as the Joey Lingo™ training programme.

+ Is there an age limit for our classes?

MantaPlay™ mainly caters to children aged 0 to 5 and above. The Diaper Dolphin course is for infants between 6 months and 3 years old, the SwimTots course is for 3- to 5-year-olds, and the Future Stars course is for those aged 5 and above.

+ How many students will there be in each class?

The size of a class ranges from one to 10 students.

+ Will the fees be cheaper for a bigger group of students?

Yes. The more students there are in a class, the cheaper the fees will be. The maximum number of students allowed in each class is 10, but one-to-one classes are available as well.

+ When can I enrol my child?

Classes are ongoing, and scheduled throughout the year. Drop us a message to learn more about our class schedules.

+ Where will the lessons be held?

Lessons will typically be held at private swimming pools. When you’re booking a class, you’ll be able to check on the location as well.

+ How long does each course last?

Completing a full module will take 12 weeks, after which will be an assessment for your child to progress to the next level.

+ Can I make payments in cash or cheque?

All payments – annual fees, course fees, and assessment fees – are made strictly via the MantaPlay™ app.

+ How do I get started?

Start by signing up at MantaPlay™ for a complimentary competency assessment. This will allow our expert instructors to advise you on the appropriate course to enrol your child in.

 

For Swim Coaches

+ If I’m currently or was previously a swimming coach, how do I become a Manta Partner?

You will have to be fully certified under the Swimming Teacher Institute, where will you undergo the mandatory Joey Lingo™ course. Module exemptions will be made in areas that you’re qualified in, but you will need to show proof of qualifications during the pre-admission interview, and pass the evaluation test. For more information, get in touch with us at +65 8339 0048 or hello@mantaplay.asia.