It is that time of the year when we all love to stay cool! The sultry summers are here and mommies, we are sure you are frantically hunting for ways to help your child beat the harsh heat. Swimming is one sport that lets your little one have loads of fun and also learn a few strokes. What's bonus? There are classes for infants too! So, Bengaluru mommies here's where you must head to dash and splash with your little one this summer!
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1. Nisha Millet's Swimming Academy
If you are looking for a place where your toddler can learn the nuances of swimming while having fun with you, then here is where you must head! The academy offers a parent-toddler program, which teaches important skills like breath control, safe entry, and exits into the water. It is mandatory for one parent to be in the pool along with the toddler. If you child is not potty trained, then a swimming diaper (not a regular diaper) is mandatory. The class is filled with popular rhymes, activities, colourful toys and other things that will help children get rid of their fear and have fun!
Where: Skydeck @ The Waverly Hotel, VR Mall, Whitefield, Balance the Club @ XLR8, Hennur Road, Hilton Hotel@ Embassy Golf Links, The Grand Mercure Hotel,12th Main,3rd Block, Koramangala, Karnataka Golf Association, Old Air port Road (For members and guests only), Cambridge Public School, HSR Layout
Age: 1-4 years (Separate batches for 1-2.5 and 2.6-4 years)
When: Classes are conducted on weekends and weekdays. The session is for 30 minutes and conducted twice a week for 8 sessions.
Fees: Rs.6000/- (+ taxes) for each parent toddler couple
2. Dolphin Aquatics
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One of the oldest swimming centres in the city, Dolphin swimmers have gained a reputation across the globe. The centre offers a summer camp for adults and children. The first batch for the summer camp is from 29th March to 18th April. The second batch is from 19th April to 9th May and the last batch is from 10th to 30th May. To enrol your kid here, make sure you carry along one passport size photo, one stamp size photo and birth certificate.
Where: Dolphin Aquatics, Ramakrishna Hegde Swimming Pool, J.P. Park, Mathikere
Age: 4 years onwards
When: Classes are conducted from 19th April to 9th May, from 5:00 am to 9:15 pm, with the batches divided according to age.
Contact: +91-80 3232 7755
3. Aqua Liners Swimming Camp
Apart from teaching kids, women and men, Aqua liners is specifically designed to teach swimming to children with special needs. The summer camp is conducted by AustSwim Certified Swimming Teacher, National Diver & Swimmer ‘Kavita Chittiappa’ who ensures kids are taken care of and learn the techniques of the sport. The summer camp has three batches starting from 3rd April continuing until 2nd June.
Where: Karnataka State Billiards Association
Age: 3 years and above
When: 3rd April to 2nd June, Monday to Friday - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Fees: Rs 5000 + tax for 15 classes
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Michael Phelps School encourages kids and adults to learn swimming using the same methodology that was taught to Michael Phelps himself. The school has programs for kids, toddlers, and adults, with each designed to cater to need of the specific age group. One such program is the Get Wet program, a parent-child class for kids between 6 months and 3 years. The program makes kids comfortable and gets them over the fear of water through games and nursery rhymes. The school also offers other programs for older kids and adults.
Where: No. 75, Play Arena, Central Jail Road, Opposite Silverwood Regency Apartments, Sarjapur
Age: 6 months and above
When: Saturday and Sunday, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fee: Rs 3000 for 12 classes
Contact: +91 9819349447
5. Greenfield Summer Camp
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The Greenfield summer camp is the right place if you are raising a sports lover. The camp focuses on a variety of sports activities like cricket, basketball, football and swimming too! The last date for registration is 31st March, so hurry up now!
Where: Greenfield Sports Arena, Greenfield Public School, #39/6, Sampigehalli, Jakkur
Age: 6 years and above
When: 3rd April to 28th April, 9:00 am to 10:00 am for boys and 10:00 am to 11:00 am for girls
6. Karnataka Swimming Association
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One of the oldest and most popular swimming centres in the city, the Karnataka Swimming Association enables coaching particularly for children through its 'Swim Karnataka' program. KSA also coaches and organises national level aquatic events.
Where: Sri Kanteerava Stadium Complex, Kasturba Road, Nunegundlapalli, Ambedkar Veedhi, Near Corporation Circle
Age: 3 years and above
When: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm (different batches)
Contact: +91 9686481530
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7. Swim Life
Learning to swim can be a long process, especially for infants. Swim life offers infant swimming classes which let's your baby get a hold of the technique from a very young age. In fact, infants are supposedly born swimmers and teaching them to swim at such a young age can be quite easy. However, do remember that it is compulsory for one parent to enter the pool along with your kid.
Where: # 43, 12th Cross, Ram Mandir Road, S.R. Nagar
Age: 6 months onwards
When: Monday to Friday, 6:30 am to 6:30 pm
Contact: 080 4113 5230
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