Class Description


How do I register?
Please create an account by clicking signup.

Once you have created an account online, purchase a one time membership fee if you would like to receive additional discounts and priority booking for future years.

If you do not want to become a member, all you need to do is start booking individual classes.

If you do become a member, you may either signup as a member for summer camp and receive a discount or purchase a pack of classes to save money. Once you have paid online, please go ahead and book your desired classes. We recommend booking all of your classes immediately to ensure spots at your desired time/location.

Makeup and cancellation Policy

All sales are final and no refunds will be issued.  There are no makeups for summer camps.

We do allow makeups for regular classes at the Umrao

(if done at least 180 min before class starts) so you may always swap for a different day if spots remain. We do not guarantee you will be able to reschedule a class and canceling a class is done at your own risk.  A small makeup fee will be charged of Rs. 350 per makeup.  Makeups can only be made if spots are available.  Again, no guarantees!

Please note, we cannot accept Whatsapp messages or phone calls or SMS or any other form of cancellation so please be sure to have internet connection and to cancel a minimum of 180 min before the class start time.

***All credits must be used no later than June 9, 2019 or permanently lost.

Cash payments will be accepted on a case by case basis if time permits but this will definitely slow down your ability to book a class and we do not guarantee we will accept cash on location.

How long will it take my child to swim?
We get this question all the time in India! The truth is, we need to think about what we are trying to accomplish. A child will start talking around 1 by saying a few words, “mamma or papa” but this doesn’t mean we stop teaching them to speak, they will continue on all throughout elementary and high school studying their native language. The same goes for any subject, math, or even swimming.
It is also important to keep in mind every child is different. Some children will have accomplished something if they finally enter the pool and not cry for a class, this accomplishment of overcoming their fear is not to be viewed as a minor thing. Other children have no fear and can easily begin floating but will benefit from being in a fun class that also has directions they must listen and learn to follow to be safe and learn new skills.
We are not a sports class but a child development class that incorporates, singing, music, colors, shapes, numbers, following orders, all while being in the pool and learning water safety and swim techniques.
Additional reading on the topic

How Quickly Can You Teach a Child To Swim?


How long are classes?
30 mins
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Can babies really learn to swim?
Going back to the question, “how long will it take my child to learn to swim,” we have to remember our goal is not just swimming but an entire child development program. Having said that, we do see children as young as 4 months who can successfully move several feet underwater unassisted.
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Where are you located?

Classes are held at:
The Umrao

NH 48, D Block, Samalkha, Samalka, New Delhi 110037

If you would like our classes held at another location, the facility must contact us at info@watertownswim.com  we will not reach out to any facility but we will consider responding to any inquiries of hotels, schools, clubs etc. who would like to host our classes and agree to our terms.

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Timings?
Please click book now to see all the timings based on your child’s age and skill level.
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How much are the classes? Fees?
1 class: ₹ 1,500 (total: ₹1,770)
8 classes: ₹1,250 each plus ₹1,500 one time registration fee (total: ₹11,500 plus tax)
12 classes: ₹1,100 each plus ₹1,500 one time registration fee (total: ₹14,700 plus tax)
18 classes: ₹1,000 each class plus ₹1,500 registration fee (total:
₹19,500 plus tax)
23 classes: ₹1000 each NO registration fee (total: ₹23,000 plus tax)
*All classes are nonrefundable. No registration for previously registered students.

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Is the chlorine safe for my baby?
All over the world millions of children have learned swimming. We suspect that there is no difference between kids in the USA, UK, Australia, Europe etc. vs kids in India! Of course there are very rare cases where children may have a rash to chlorine but not something we have ever seen. We also make sure that all our swimming locations have proper pH and chlorine levels to prevent bacteria’s from growing.
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Who are the teachers?
Please read about us
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What is teacher to student ration?
Most classes are 7:1 if parent is entering the pool.
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Do I have to enter the pool?
If your child is in a class that requires parent to enter the pool then YES!!! YOU MUST ENTER THE POOL. If mother is unable to enter the pool for any reason, then please make proper arrangements to have someone else enter the pool as we do not provide accommodations due to menstrual cycle. Fathers are welcome to enter the pool as are cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles and nanny. However, we have noted that when a nanny in India enters into the class, the child does not receive the maximum benefit as the classes are only taught in English and often times the nannies feel quite shy to do more progressive educational things especially in a pool, however, we have no restrictions against this and welcome everyone with the same love and respect, yet at the same time, will encourage you not to have a nanny enter who will feel awkward in the class making the child very insecure. Also, if you are sending an older child into the water, that child must be tall enough to hold their younger sibling in the water without having their mouth go in.

No refund given for any classes unused due to parents decision of not attending regardless of weather, travel, death, injury or any other reason.
What if I don’t know how to swim? Can I still enter into the water with my child?
Yes! We find that most our parents in India, do not know how to swim so do not feel embarrassed or nervous. Our swim classes are taught in about 4 ft of water so it’s fine for you to enter. It’s more important that you do not put your fear of water onto your child. Be confident and calm!
What if my child has a special needs? Can they still take a lesson?
YES!!! We welcome all children no matter if they have autism, down, blind, paralyzed or any other special need. Di Fiore has been working with children with special needs since 2001 and has been working with special needs in the water since 2009. We invite you to join a class with children who do not have special needs or if you feel more comfortable to setup a private class or with other children with special needs we may look into this option but there is no restriction in joining a mainstream class and we welcome you and your child and fully understand and appreciate the level they will advance in.

What should I bring?
******SWIM DIAPERS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 35 MONTHS REGARDLESS IF THEY ARE POTTY TRAINED.  FAILURE TO HAVE A SWIM DIAPER WILL RESULT IN YOU BEING DENIED ENTRY INTO THE CLASS WITH NO REFUND OR MAKEUP.

Bring a towel for you and your child

A sun hat for your child

Goggles are not required but great if you can get them to practice sometimes with them and sometimes without.  Remember, if they fall in without goggles, we still want them to know how to swim in case of an emergency!

Sunblock

Parents should wear a cotton t-shirt that is loose fitting over their swimsuit

Parents are required to wear proper bathing suits even though we suggest they also wear a loose fitting t-shirt over their bathing suit to help with training.

Bring your registration form completed and sign.  Your child may not enter the class until this is signed.  Here is the link for the form:

Forms for Parents

If your child is nervous, feel free to bring their favorite toy to class, especially a water one.

Which class should I enroll my child to?

Please view class description here that will explain this further:

Class Description