9 Swimming Classes For your Little Ones around Delhi
Come summer, and we are all looking to take to the nearest pool. Whether it is to beat the heat, or to learn some serious strokes, a coaching class helps with strength, agility, and outgrowing the splash pool super fast!
Water Town Swim School
The only class in India where kids as young as 6 months old are taught by specialised and certified teachers. American lady, Maria Di Fiore, who has been teaching swimming for over 15 years and specializes in child development with a degree in psychology. Classes are taught across Delhi NCR in various schools and hotels. The parent and child class (yes, daddy’s are allowed or grandparents!) size is limited to 6 students, ensuring individual attention and varying degrees of customisation. Babies and toddlers will love all the singing, toys and games that Water Town Swim School uses to teach their classes.
Where: Find a class near you here
Price: INR 1500 per class plus tax, and INR 1500 registration fee (Minimum 18 classes)
Timings: Various timings every day of the week
Contact: +91 9910539968
Khazan Singh Swimming Academy
Named after the swimming legend Khazan Singh, the stadium offers clean and hygienic pool facilities. A perfect training ground for both beginners and seasoned swimmers, the pool is clean, equipped with efficient staff, and lives up to international standards. They have coaching for first time swimmers too.
Where: 18, Baba Gangnath Marg, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Price: INR 2600 per month for coaching.
Timings: 4.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Contact: 011 32933828
Swim season kicked in in April, so get cracking! Membership is available on a daily, monthly, three months or six monthly basis. The pool is huge; 30ft by 60ft, with the deepest end being 8ft. Ask for a coach if you’re looking for lessons.
Where: Gulmohar Park, Mahendra Singh Jain Marg, Block B, New Delhi.
Price: Starts at INR 300 per hour for non-members
Timings: 11.00 am – 11.00 pm
Contact: 011 26868139, 011 26960507
Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Pool (Popularly know as Talkotora)
One of the oldest places to swim in town, they have three main Olympic sized swimming pools.The pools are functional all year round, have temperature control facilities, as well as diving facilities. In order to swim here, you’ll need to pass a basic test with a 100 metre swim; coaching is only offered to people who are equipped with the basics of swimming. Rates differ with age, and trials are held on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Where: Talkatora, Shankar Road, Talkatora Garden, President’s Estate, New Delhi
Price: INR 3000 per month
Timings: 9.00 am – 11.00 am & 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm. It is closed only on Monday.
Contact: 011 23094832
Pacific Swimming and Sports Complex
The complex houses a large, 8-lane Olympic-sized pool, where they cater to beginners, and also offer coaching classes.
Where: Opposite B Block Petrol Pump, Andrews Ganj Greater Kailash-I, New Delhi
Price: Starts from INR 2,500 per month
Timings: 5.oo am – 10.00 pm
Contact: +91 9211784444
Siri Fort Sports Complex
One of the more popular spots to swim, the pool here is clean and well maintained, and is Olympic sized. Apart from great trainers, you can also enjoy a host of other facilities, like towels and even swimming gear. To swim here, you must apply for a temporary three-month membership, and pay an additional monthly charge. Forms come out on the last monday of every month, and the demand is huge, so dive in early!
Where: Siri Fort Sports Complex, August Kranti Marg
Price: Starts at INR 1600 per month
Timings: 6.00 am – 10.00 am & 3.00 pm – 9.00 pm.It is closed only on Monday.
Contact: 011 2649 7482, 011 2649 6657
Neeti Bagh Club
The pool is small, with the deepest end being just 6ft, but it’s clean and hygienic. Coaching classes are run by Raj Swimming Academy, for both children and adults. Some parent-kid bonding time is in order! They even have a kiddy pool for babies below 4 years of age.
Where: C-78 Neeti Bagh,New Delhi
Price: Starts at INR 2800 per month
Timings: 6:30am – 9pm
Contact: +91 92112 84689
The Surya Hotel provides a huge, Olympic size swimming pool to the city. You can swim around showing off your skills or learn some new ones with hands-on coaching available at the pool. The coach Mr Pradeep is great for younger kids. However your child should at least be 5 years before they take the plunge!
Where: Surya Hotel, New Friends Colony, New Delhi
Timings: 6:00am – 6.00 pm
Contact: +91 98103 90343
Fitso Indoor Pool
We can’t get over the temperature-controlled swimming facility at Noida. With over 20 certified coaches and Underwater Swim Analysis, this 25 meter by 13 meters pool is very serious about technique, style and speed.
Where: LPS Global School, Sector 51, Noida
Price: Starts at INR 1999 per month.
Timings: 6:00 am – 11.00 pm
Contact: +91 9599106602
Tell us where you’re taking your little ones this summer to paddle around?