India Today - - SIMPLY KOLKATA -

ONE OF THE nicest things about sum­mers is be­ing able to dip in that pool full of re­fresh­ing blue wa­ters. While the swim­ming sea­son be­gins in April in most places, it’s still not too late to join and learn this cru­cial life skill. Many clubs and as­so­ci­a­tions in the city are ad­mit­ting batches for chil­dren and adults alike which will take you through a planned process that will help you pick up this valu­able ex­er­cise.

Learn to float, pad­dle and even­tu­ally swim and over­come your pho­bia of go­ing to the deep end, so that you can fi­nally make use of your ho­tel pool dur­ing va­ca­tions. You needn’t be a swim­ming novice to join such a class. In this tem­per­a­ture, a 45-minute swim­ming class can be the per­fect form of ex­er­cise that doesn’t in­volve sweat­ing and bor­ing repet­i­tive hours in a gym. In max­i­mum cases, it is also cheaper than most gyms or an­nual club mem­ber­ships that give one ac­cess to the pool.

Most clubs and as­so­ci­a­tions con­duct classes keep­ing in mind pro­fes­sional and school tim­ings. Batches be­gin as early 6 a.m. and go on till as late as 8p.m. at An­der­son Club. Many clubs also keep af­ter­noon slots open for women and chil­dren. While classes are gen­er­ally held over week­days, many clubs also of­fer sea­son or flex­i­ble mem­ber­ships where you can prac­tice over the week­ends.

AT In­dian Life Sav­ing So­ci­ety (aka) An­der­son Club, 46/2, Lake Road; Prince­ton Club, 26 Prince An­war Shah Road, TEL 24665359; 33012769

PRICE Rs 2,200 on­wards

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