Learning to swim is an enriching experience on all counts. A whole new world of activities and views literally opens up to those who tackle their fear of venturing into the waters and learn to use them to their multifaceted advantage. Learning this skill builds confidence in one’s own abilities, promotes physical and mental health like little else, and implies learning water safety, which is especially relevant for Malaysia, where drowning is the second most prevalent cause of accidental death among children. It’s never too early or too late to enable your kids or yourself to feel unparalleled freedom of movement and tranquillity in the safe, engaging and fun environments we listed below in our Swimming Lessons Guide to Kuala Lumpur covering everything from private beginner baby lessons to group adult triathlon training and everything in between, and see the water world become your oyster!
Swim Now lets you do precisely what its name suggests, no matter your age, skill level or even crippling fear of water or its depths – and does so with the help of the very best in the game. These premium student-centric lessons are head-coached by the local Olympian Yeoh Ken Nee and tailored to your requirements in terms of personal goals, schedule and budget, but a whale of a time is always in the mix.
Finns Boutique Swim Centre is based in their educator's belief that with the right assessment, there is simply no difficult child. Their education also heavily leans on collaboration with the parents by way of exchanging feedback and assessment information for the sake of optimizing the lessons – through learning how each child learns to swim!
If you want lessons that are not only private, but also on your private property, Max Lo offers maximum flexibility and basic, survival or competitive swimming lessons for all ages and ability levels. Learning to become comfortable in water is a homey experience with Max, who has 15+ years of experience teaching kiddos, adults and learners with special needs all over Kuala Lumpur.
Swimmax, +60 16 531 1835, Facebook
Swim In 12 guarantees you will learn to swim in 12 hours – and continues teaching for free if it takes longer, so you only pay for the results. They do this for research purposes on their mission to find ways to teach swimming in the most efficient ways possible. Their research has also made it possible for them to develop systems that involve no physical contact with students for those aged 12 and up! There are no registration fees, no equipment to buy, and lessons can be arranged anytime from dusk till dawn, 7 days a week.
Pioneers and experts in creating waterbabies in Kuala Lumpur, the two amazing moms of Aquabubs are here to develop water confidence and swimming skills in your babies and toddlers aged 6 weeks to 6 years. Aquabub has their own flagship centre – an indoor purpose-built heated saltwater pool, where they also offer their students and their parents the option to come to family swim lessons daily from 12 to 2 pm to swim together, bond, and practice the skills learned in class – free of charge!
Aquabubs, 24 Jalan Liku, Bangsar, Malaysia, +60 12 488 1197, www.aquabubs.com
Happy Fish is another school that recognized the many benefits of familiarizing babies and toddlers with the wonders of water as soon as possible. They offer lessons for happy fish aged 4 months to 4 years through a highly-effective, fun and engaging teaching system and also help you, the parents, become the best swimming teachers your little fish in the making could have. Moreover, their indoor heated swimming pool is as healthy and chlorine-free as it can get!
DSA is the largest and the only swim school in Malaysia to be recognized as a Gold level AUSTSWIM Recognized Swim Center. Besides fun & engaging classes for different age groups, there is the Swim Squad for kiddos showing potential as serious competitive swimmers, as well as programs for kids with special needs, while those comfortable in the water can try their fins at artistic swimming or water polo.
Get a lesson customized to individual needs and wishes, at home or at one of Fast & Easy's facilities. Structured, fun lessons with challenges for each individual even in group classes are offered to kiddos aged 4 and up, while those with special needs aged 7 and above get the undivided attention of the instructor through private coaching. F&E also offers school holiday programs with week-long intensive lessons!
My Swim is the first and only company offering Freestyle Video Analysis, certified by the award-winning Swim Smooth coaching system. They offer highly personalized coaching based on age, build, height, personality and experience. They've coached many on their journey from total beginner to triathlon and Ironman race competitor, but your journey can end wherever you want it to – and with these guys and girls, it will end with impeccable technique and pure love for water in any case.
Aeroswim is founded by a passionate and movement-loving husband-and-wife duo specialized in private swimming coaching in the comfort of your own pool. They have 30 years of experience (and impeccable legwork) under their belt, resulting in unique, efficient and supportive methods. They have a dynamic no-hold-back policy for their personalized lessons, which means that they teach as fast and as much as their student can learn, so fast learners benefit accordingly!