Swimming is an excellent, low-impact form of exercise. Apart from providing relief from the summer heat, benefits of swimming include muscle toning, relatively low stress on joints and improved respiratory function. With the summer as hot as ever, there’s no better time to get into swimming than the present. Check out these locations across the island for swimming lessons for both adults and children.
SwimJamaica– Held at the National Stadium Pool, the Swim Jamaica program offers a number of classes for children at various swimming levels, as well as for adults wishing to learn to swim. Call 926-1514 for more information.
YMCA Kingston– Located at 21 Hope Road, Kingston 10, The YMCA has tons of fun activities for adults and kids this summer. Adult swimming classes are held every day except Sunday. The YMCA also offers swimming classes for children starting as young as 9 months old. They offer lessons year-round but encourage you to take advantage of their current summer special. Call 926-8081 or 754-9034 for more.
Moby’s– Situated at 12 Fernleigh Avenue, Moby’s offers classes three times a day, Wednesdays through Saturdays for children. Moby’s summer special is on now so if interested, call them at 902-4873 or find more information here.
SailFish Swim Academy– In Wespow Park, Montego Bay SailFish Swim Academy promises a fun-filled Swim Camp experience. They offer day, week and summer packages for children’s swimming lessons. They also offer adult swimming lessons, and encourage you to contact them at 534-9240 or visit their facebook page here for further details.
YMCA Spanish Town– The Spanish Town YMCA is located at 11 Monk Street and offers Saturday swimming lessons for adults at 9 am and for children at 10am. Call them at 749-4037 or 984-7038 for more information.
Now that you know the spots to learn or perfect your swimming skills, get out there and have some healthy fun! Learn more about the sport of swimming in Jamaica in our 8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Alia Atkinson post and check out diGJamaica for more on Jamaica’s numerous swim clubs.