Prepare for your first swim lesson

Updated: Mar 29

Please check your class confirmation for details of your lesson (time, location, duration, level, coach).

Unless otherwise notified, lessons will take place in the public area of the pool. Each person that enters the pool area will have to pay and there is no priority for entry.

Once you have changed please come to the pool side area to look for your coach. You can see a photo of your coach here. Look out for our students wearing these swim caps:

Basic equipment for students:

Swim Suit - during summer months we may use either the indoor or outdoor pool, therefore it would be most appropriate to use a long sleeved rash guard. Once it starts getting cooler we advise that students wear Thermal Wear .

Goggles - essential for all levels except for Baby & Toddler and Beginners classes. Goggles should fit the student's face type - see this post for a guide to buying goggles. Kid's goggles can be purchased from us directly here.

Swim Cap - We will provide you with one on your first lesson (except for Baby & Toddler and drop in classes) - fun fish caps for the kids, boring normal caps for the adults I'm afraid. Bring them for subsequent lessons to keep your hair out of your face and provide a little protection against the pool's harsh chemicals.

Kick Board - all levels except Baby & Toddler and Kids Beginner classes will need a kick board for their lesson. You may purchase one directly from us here. If you decide to purchase your own, please ensure the board is an appropriate size for the student. It is hard for children to use a board that is almost their body size. A smaller, firmer board is preferable.

Other things:

Octopus Card - You need to pay for your own entrance. The entrance fee is HK$17/$8 during the week or HK$19/$9 at the weekends for adults/children and can be paid by Octopus. Children under 3 years of age go free!

HK$5 coins - The lockers require a HK$5 coin refundable deposit. In case you don't have any coins there are money changing machines by the entrance or you can ask for change at the office.

Flip flops - You are not allowed to wear outdoor shoes poolside. To preserve hygiene for yourself and others, please do make sure these are a clean and dedicated pair for the pool. Bring a bag to put them in!

Water & snack - replenish your electrolytes and stay hydrated.

Wet bag - to put all your wet items in after the swim - we encourage a reusable bag.

Umbrella - if you don't intend on getting wet, bring an umbrella! There are foot baths and strong showers that everyone must pass through to get poolside.

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