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If you have never learned to swim, or want to become an even better swimmer, taking swimming lessons could be a game changer for you. This can be done on weekends or during your spare time. Age is not a limitation, and there are many reasons for doing so.

Other than being an essential life skill, swimming offers numerous health benefits. The swim program includes learn-to-swim, stroke development, a competitive swim squad and others. You can also learn the turbulence training method which aims to shed off pounds.

The UAE is rife with swimming institutes all geared up to help you make waves, whether it is summer or not. Swimming academies in Dubai are located in Oud Metha, Umm Suqueim, Emirates Hills, Al Sufouh, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Al Qusais and Al Barsha, offering lessons for various levels of expertise at different rates. The centers have coaches of different nationalities.

Before you enrol, make sure you get referrals from friends or do your research online. Check out the school’s facilities and confirm if it has an affiliation with the Swimming Teachers Association (STA) or the International Swimming Federation (FINA). Ask about its safety measures, and whether its coaches have knowledge of First Aid.

And do not forget to prepare your swimming equipment – goggles, cap and swimsuit.

Handy Hints
• Swimming training centers are spread all over UAE
• Classes in Dubai are held in Barsha, Qusais, etc.
• Swimming proves to be beneficial to one’s health

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Source: Asha Das, Special to Classifieds
The writer is a freelancer