Ocean swimming classes: 07.00-18.00, no ocean classes for beginners during very cloudy or very windy weather or within 24 hours of a medium to strong rain.
Beginners can learn in any weather from 07.00 to 19.00 in Aroma Garden's pool (pool fees of Rs.50-100/hour per person are extra) instead of at Veerampathinam beach.

Both male and female instructors (officially certified by the Swiss swimming association SwimSports) are available. We ensure that our female students learn in a comfortable environment and are not harrassed by anyone (we chose the Veerampathinam beach as it is quite deserted even at weekends, and the Pondicherry University beach is not crowded on weekdays). Some freshwater lakes offer 100% privacy and contain very clean, drinking water.

For 12-25 year old female Indian students from low-income families who can swim at least 10 metres non-stop and who want to become professional swimmers/instructors, we may offer up to 95% discount on tuition fees. You have to email us your request for the discount along with your photo ID and your family income statement/document.

Level
Custom course*
Discounts for 7-15 hours: 20% , 16 and more hours: 25%
for one-to-one classes or groups organized by the students themselves

Irregular (drop-in) group classes**
Weekend group course
Beginners
(cannot swim 25 m non-stop in a swimming pool) at Veerampathinam beach or in Aroma Garden's pool
  • flexible schedule and class duration
  • fees per hour: Rs.850 (men), Rs.700 (women or children) for one-to-one classes; Rs.520 (men), Rs.400 (women or children) per person in a group of 2 students; Rs.400 (men), Rs.310 (women or children) per person in a group of 3 students; Rs.320 (men), Rs.250 (women or children) per person in a group of 4-6 students
  • limited to 2 classes a month
  • you can join a group of up to 5 students
  • you have to do what the other students in the group are doing
  • you will be informed of the next available upcoming class by email
  • fees: Rs.250 (men), Rs.200 (women or children) per 1 hours' class
  • 1 hour per class, fixed schedule
  • Saturdays & Sundays
  • fees per 4 weekends: Rs.2600 (men), Rs.2000 (women or children) per person in a group of 2 students, Rs.2000 (men), Rs.1700 (women or children) per person in a group of 3 students;Rs.1700 (men), Rs.1500 (women or children) per person in a group of 4-6 students
Advanced
(can swim front crawl and backstroke well in a swimming pool)
at Pondicherry University beach or in the deep freshwater lakes
  • flexible schedule and class duration
  • fees per hour: Rs.850 (men), Rs.650 (women or children) for one-to-one classes; Rs.480 (men), Rs.370 (women or children) per person in a group of 2 students; Rs.420 (men), Rs.320 (women or children) per person in a group of 3 students; Rs.320 (men), Rs.250 (women or children) per person in a group of 4-6 students
  • limited to 2 classes a month
  • you can join a group of up to 5 students
  • you have to do what the other students in the group are doing
  • you will be informed of the next available upcoming class by email
  • fees: fees: Rs.300 (men), Rs.250 (women or children) per 1 hours' class
  • 1 hour per class, fixed schedule
  • Saturdays & Sundays
  • fees per 4 weekends: Rs.2300 (men), Rs.1700 (women or children) per person in a group of 2 students, Rs.2000 (men), Rs.1500 (women or children) per person in a group of 3 students;Rs.1800 (men), Rs.1500 (women or children) per person in a group of 4-6 students

*All fees normally have to be paid in advance if you want to get a discount or reserve specific time slots. Otherwise, every class has to be confirmed by 21.00 the previous day. If you prefer to have a discount without paying in advance for the total number of hours, you can pay 100% of the list fee for each class for the first 6 hours, then you can pay 80% of the list fee for each class for the next 9 hours, after that you can pay 70% of the list fee for each class.
**
You have to contact us to confirm the time and the place of the class.
In April-May we offer special packages for schoolchildren.

  • The programmes are for students above 7 years old
  • You will master several open-water swiming styles quickly, enjoy water games, get to know how to handle safely marine life (jelly fish, rays, etc.), release muscle cramps, master the waves and dive safely.
  • You will master a few bits of yoga too: jala neti, bhastrika, other pranayamas, mental control
  • Students have to bring their own equipment (flippers, goggles, floating aids, etc.)
  • Students at the regular classes must be free from heart ailments or allergies
  • Beginners will practise at the shallow, calm Veerampathinam beach where the instructors can easily restrict the students to swimming within a certain water depth not exceeding the level of their solar plexus
  • It's easier to learn to swim in the seawater as the boyancy is much greater