So, what is the best place to go for swimming lessons in Nairobi?
Of course, swimming is a good exercise for your heart and lungs and will also help you increase stamina.
Above all, swimming can be fun.
Back to the burning question: where to get affordable swimming lessons in Nairobi.
Well, here are the best swimming clubs in Nairobi and other facilities offering swimming lessons.
Where to go for swimming lessons in Nairobi : contacts and locations.
Check out the following facilities..
YMCA swimming lessons (YMCA Nairobi)
This is the place to be if you’re looking for affordable swimming lessons in Nairobi.
You will love the professional tutors and you should be a shark in 3 days.
They train lifeguards too.
Physical address: Waiyaki way near Chiromo Campus (University of Nairobi).
Telephone: 020 2724116
Facebook page: https://web.facebook.com/kenyaymca1/
Kasarani swimming pool (Kasarani Aquatic Stadium)
The facilities here are topnotch and amazingly pocket friendly.
You can train all your desired strokes -breast stroke, backstroke, butterfly, and even freestyle/front crawl.
I trained there and paid 10k for the 2 weeks.
Physical address: Thika superhighway opposite Thika Road Mall
Telephone: 020 2390500
Blue Springs Hotel
This neighbors Kasarani and also has a good team of instructors.
Chargers are not as cheap as for Kasarani swimming lessons but the training is thorough.
Physical address: Thika superhighway opposite Garden City Mall
Telephone: 0722 335260
Kenya College of insurance
If you live in South ‘C’, consider going for training at the Kenya College of insurance.
It more of an upscale facility so it’s not the most affordable.
But you’ll get good value for your money thanks to the expert tutors and modern pool.
Physical address: Red Cross Road, South ‘C’
Swim Africa limited Nairobi
This is an ISO certified swimming coaching center in Nairobi, Kenya and offers lessons at practically all levels of swimming.
Training is comprehensive and very thorough in the soothing heated pool.
The shortest session lasts 30 minutes.
Physical address: Grevillea Grove (Off Brookside Drive) Nairobi
Bellevue school swimming pool is great especially for kids obsessed with learning how to swim.
They will love the semi-Olympic sized swimming pool and the friendly instructors.
Physical address: Muhoho Avenue, South C, Nairobi
Telephone: 0716 456135
Methodist resort & conference center swimming center
This is in Lavington and you should be a guru in a week.
They have a well-maintained pool and very kind instructors.
Physical address: Oloitoktok Road , Lavington, Nairobi
Telephone: 020 2403437
Swimtabulous Swim Lessons
Here you get a Personalized training program and you can add lifesaving skills to your swimming classes. You will take your lessons in their serene location at Riverside drive and you can choose early morning or even late evening classes.
You can also arrange with an instructor to come to your place or train from their other pool at Thika road.
It takes a maximum for 2 weeks to master everything and the fee ranges from shs.5000 to shs. shs.10500 depending on the pool you select and the number of lessons.
Please call/whatsapp them to confirm the current charges.
Physical address: Riverside drive and Thika road, Nairobi
Kenya Lifesaving Federation
You can as well take your swimming and lifesaving courses at the Kenya lifesaving federation.
They also offer lessons in survival swimming in addition to water basics.
They were charging shs.15000 for the whole swimming training package when I checked last.
You can visit their Kiambu branch if you stay near Kiambu town.
Physical address: Barclays sports club (Next to K.C.A university), off Thika superhighway, Nairobi
Telephone: 0708 463 442
Swimming Lessons in Embakasi
You don’t have many options if you’re in Embakasi and nearby estates but at least I found one- and that is…………..
East African School of Aviation (EASA)
You can request for classes from any of the coaches/trainers based at EASA swimming pool.
I am not sure about the charges but I have heard guys praising the facility for its quality services.
Physical address: Kabansora Rd, off Airport North Rd., Embakasi area
Telephone: 020 6823607
Swimming Lessons in Kiambu
Here are the places to check if you’re looking for swimming lessons in Kiambu.
Phoenicia Garden is located in Kiambu and has an awesome trainer.
The environment is perfect for learning considering that the pool is hardly crowded.
You can also request for evening/morning classes as per your needs.
Physical address: Mushroom road, Kiambu town.
Telephone: 0715 540066
Facebook Page: https://web.facebook.com/Phoeniciahotelnairobi/
Kigwaru Gardens Ruaka
Kigwaru has lessons daily from 9.00am. and is convenient if you live around Ruaka and surrounding estates.
Physical address: Ruaka.
Telephone: 0705 808985
Facebook Page: https://web.facebook.com/pages/Kigwaru-Gardens-Ruaka/l
Swimming lessons in Nairobi : Frequently asked questions
Here now are the answers to some of the questions that might be bothering you.
How much should you budget for swimming lessons in Nairobi?
Well, the average cost is between shs.10000 to shs.20000 depending on coach/instructor/training center.
But you can negotiate to be per day (some allow this) – this might be cheaper since you will take fewer days if you’re a fast learner.
How long will it take to master swimming?
In most cases, you should be good to go within 5 lessons while it can take you as many as 15 lessons to grasp the required skills if not that fast.
Lessons take anywhere between 30 minutes and 1 hour in most centers although individual trainers are more flexible.
Wrapping it up
We are approaching the holiday season and it could be time to learn swimming- you have procrastinated for long, haven’t you?
Now you know where to attend swimming lessons in Nairobi so have one less reason to keep postponing this.