There were many fantastic camps available for kids of all ages this summer, keeping your children active and happy while staying in Beijing. One camp was so successful that they’ve decided to keep the program going all school year long. Read on to find out how your children can take advantage of this great club.
Introducing the Aqua Warrior Swimming Club, which officially began on Friday, August 12. Children of all different swimming levels have the opportunity to improve their technique, speed and confidence while participating in this competitive sport. Three two-hour sessions are available: Fridays from 4-6pm, Saturdays from 10-12am, and Sundays from 2-4pm. Kids are separated and coached both by age and ability, with a maximum of 10 swimmers per coach (for beginners, a maximum of 5 swimmers per coach). All of the three lead coaches come from international schools, and they will have as many assistant coaches as needed for the class sizes. Coaches speak both Chinese and English.
Parents and kids alike were very pleased with the inaugural summer program. Paul Koch’s 10-year-old son joined this summer with great results. “My son had not been exposed to this type of swim training before, so we didn’t know how Parker would respond, but he kept asking to go back,” said Koch. “That is a good sign. Parker became visibly stronger and refined his strokes while trying new ones for the first time.”
Arthur Wang, one of the lead coaches, says, “Feedback from the summer program was very positive. Parents liked how well organized it was, and the kids had a lot of fun. All of the coaches are happy to extend the swimming club and hope to see even more participants this fall.”
Cost per session is RMB 150, and for the first two months only there will be a special “10+1 pass” (pay for 10 sessions and receive one free). Contact any of the coaches directly (Arthur: 136 8352 7243; Sandy: 136 0110 2151; Amanda: 134 8877 8089) to sign up or ask further questions. Location of the swimming club is at the Paralympic swimming pool, 321 Tianbei Lu, Houshayu Town (Pass the Roma Lake roundabout, pass the lakes, and there will be a white sign with brown writing for the Paralympic facility on the left. Turn onto this private-looking road.).
Koch was happy with the program and thinks his younger son, Devon, may sign up this time as well. “I think Parker found a sport that he really enjoys, and we will encourage him to continue. He got better in a short time, and he learned the direct connection between hard work and improved times. A great lesson for any aspect of life.”