The sun is burning bright and the temperature is soaring! In this sweltering weather has the “City of Joy” checked upon its fitness plans? If not, there is a great form of all-round exercise. Yes, you guessed it right, it’s “SWIMMING”!
Swimming is one of the best forms of fitness regime if you want to be active and stay healthy. Swimming can reduce the risk of chronic illness like heart disease, diabetes etc. It can boost your immune system and mood. Additionally, it improves your sleep and keeps your weight under control. Read this immensely informative article to know more about the benefits of swimming.
There are many swimming clubs all over Kolkata, but there are a few problems associated with some of them. To be precise, low quality of water, unaccounted chlorination and unhygienic conditions of the pool. Now the real task is, to find the best across the city. So, we at Pedagoge bring you a list of the best swimming clubs from across the city where you can learn to swim and combat this summer heat!
- Vidysagar Swimming Coaching Center
Vidyasagar Swimming coaching center has an appreciable swimming environment.It is a great place for beginners since they have experienced trainers who carefully coach swimmers, especially kids. Also, there is a provision for recreational swimming and training from professional swimmers who used to represent the club in various aquatic championships.
Address: 4/2/1A ,38, Ram Krishna Das Lane, Near Sukia Street, Raja Bazar Phone:033-23600306 Hours: 7.00 am to 8.00 pm
- YMCA Swimming Club
The YMCA Swimming Club is the swimming section of the Young Men’s Christian Association. It is renowned for grooming many swimmers who have made Bengal proud at the national level. There is a water polo ground as well. This is a good place for the young children to learn swimming at a reasonable price.
Address: College St, College Square, Opposite to Kolkata University, Kolkata
Phone: 098304 35158
Hours: 6.00 am to 8.00 am / 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm
- The Tollygunge Club
It is a good place for beginners to start. Set amidst the garden of Tollygunge Club, there is one outdoor swimming pool, one indoor pool featuring a diving board, recreational pool, and an additional kid’s pool.
Address: The Tollygunge Club 120, Deshapran Sasmal Road, Kolkata
Phone: 033-24176022; 24728754 Hours: 6.00 am to 8.30 pm
- Indian Life Saving Society (Anderson Club)
ILSS is another famous swimming club in the city located near the Calcutta Sports Association adjacent to Rabindra Sarobar Lakes. This pool is for advanced and experienced swimmers. There is a separate pool for children as well where they are trained by experienced trainers and coaches.
Address: Rabindra Sarobar, Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata
Phone: 033-24665359 Hours: 6.00 am to 8.30 am / 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
- The Calcutta Swimming Club
The Calcutta Swimming Club is one of the oldest swimming clubs in the city. It has membership policy based on referrals. They have two standard sized pools one for adults and the other one for children.
Address : 1, Strand Road, Kolkata
Phone : 033- 2248-2894/95
Hours : 6.30 AM – 10.30 AM (Unisex)
- Calcutta Sports Association
This club is situated near Rabindra Sarobar Lake, which makes it easily accessible for people living in South Kolkata. They have two pools of standard size. One for the professionals and other for the novice and children.
Address: 46, Lansdowne, Kabi Shastri Sarani – 700029, Gariahat , Kolkata
Hours: Mon to Sat: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
- College Square Swimming Club
The College Square Swimming Club was established in 1917 in College Street next to Presidency College and the well-known Coffee House. It has eminent coaches who train batches of enthusiasts.
Address: 53/4 College Street – 700009
Phone: 033-22417073 Hours: Mon to Sat- 03:15 PM to 05:00 PM
- Khidirpore Swimming Club
Located in Khidirpore, it is one of the best places for professional and recreational swimming. They also have experienced trainers to ease your learning process.
Address: 9/1, Usha Nath Sen Square, Kidderpore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700023
Phone: 033 2459 8020 Hours: 6–7:30AM, 4:30–7:30PM
- Subhas Sarobar Swimming Pool
The Subhas Sarobar Swimming Pool is a part of the Department of Sports, Government of West Bengal. Though they don’t have the provision for beginners to learn swimming, provide assistance and training facilities to people who are swimmers.
Address: Phool Bagan, Beleghata – 700015
Hours: Mon to Sat: 06:00 AM to 10:00 AM, 04:00 PM to 07:30 PM
- Salt Lake Swimming Pool
The Salt Lake Swimming Pool or the Bidhannagar Swimming Association is a quite popular destination for children as well as adults to learn and practice swimming. There are two pools with skilled trainers.
Address: BF-Block, Sector-I – 700064
Hours: Tues to Sat: 06:00 AM to 09:00 AM, 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
We hope this list helps you in beating the heat this summer. Happy swimming!!
Don’t forget to visit Pedagoge to find teachers, trainers, and coaches for your learning requirements all over Kolkata.