Learn to swim in Doha
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Australian Swim School (www.aiss.com.qa)
Where: Hamad Aquatic Centre, Aspire Zone
Their Summer Swimming Intensive program for kids aged three and up will give little swimmers the edge. Their Learn to Swim and Stroke Correction courses are held in 45 minutes sessions, while their Stroke Development and Squad levels are between 60 and 90 minute sessions. Session dates TBD. They also offer regular parent and child swim classes at various times throughout the week.
Price: Parent and child classes QR70 per child for non-HAC members, QR60 for members. Membership QR800 per month (12 lessons), three lessons per week for one month. QR100 registration fee for new students. Summer Swimming Intensive is QR450 per child per week.
Bay View 26 Wellness Centre (4496 6410)
Where: Mövenpick Tower & Suites Doha
Want to swim, a lot? These classes are offered for all ages, every day except Tuesday. Learn at your own pace and at your own level.
Price: QR90 for children, QR100 for adults. Book 10 sessions, get two sessions for free.
The Bay Club (4484 4444)
Where: InterContinental Doha
These classes, offered primarily for children, will introduce kids to the water and teach them how to be safe and have fun poolside. Instructors trained to teach the basics to kids make sure they have a good time!
Price: Packages of 10 30-minute lessons QR650
The Cabana Club (4428 1428)
Where: Radisson Blu Hotel Doha
Learn the basics in both group and private lessons for kids six and up and adults. Or, book a private session to really target what you want to learn, whether it’s how to float like a starfish or advanced strokes.
Price: QR550 for eight sessions
Swim Summer Camp (4402 3333)
Where: Oryx Rotana
Just for kids, your children can spend all day learning the basics and having fun in the sun! The camp is held in four ten day batches, excluding weekends (July 8-19, July 22-August 2, August 5-16 and August 19-30). Kids will spend all day learning introductory swimming skills.
Price: Camp is QR500 for members, or QR650 for non members.
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