Swimming in Savannah

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With two huge pools, a swim shop, and a designated birthday-party area, Chatham County Aquatic Center helps fledgling swimmers flutter-kick toward fitness and fun. During Starfish Swim School classes, seasoned instructors teach kids and adults how to navigate the water as confidently as a starfish suctioned to a smartphone. Preschoolers splash through a warm 25-yard rec pool during 30-minute SeaSprites classes that cover the five core swimming competencies. Alternatively, swimmers aged 9 and older learn at their own pace in SwimStars classes, which impart basic skills, such as treading water, and essential strokes, such as the front crawl. And rather than riding dolphins through the 50-meter lap pool, students of all ages hone butterfly strokes and backstrokes during 45-minute StrokeStars classes.

7240 Sallie Mood Dr
Savannah,
GA
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The PADI-certified dive masters at ScubaMarket USA help burgeoning sea explorers to prepare for their first real ocean dive during two-hour sessions in a safe, heated pool. After elucidating safety fundamentals, equipment usage, and basic procedures, instructors guide pupils into the pool so they can exercise newly gleaned skills. Strapped into provided scuba gear and under the watchful eyes of professionals, participants hone breathing techniques and learn to navigate watery depths as fastidiously as a submarine full of mermen. Students only need to bring their own swimsuits and towels

82B Longwood Dr.
Richmond Hill,
GA
US

The knowledgeable crew at Sky Pirate Parasail and Watersports facilitates rare aerial and aquatic experiences on Hilton Head Island with a collection of parasailing adventures, water-sports charters, leisurely cruises, and boat rentals. During each parasailing trip, a captain with more than 10 years of experience safely hoists guests up to 500 feet in the air from the deck of a USCG-Certified, 12-passenger boat. They also offer tandem and triple rides, allowing groups to share views of egrets, herons, and lethargic supermen flying nearby. The staff helms leisurely cruises of Broad Creek and Calibogue Sound, and their dolphin ecology tours follow the graceful adventures of nature's synchronized swim team. Guests can schedule a water-sports charter to enjoy several hours of tubing and water-skiing, and they may also rent 16- to 25-foot boats for personal adventures.

18 Simmons Road
Hilton Head Island,
SC
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50,000 sq./ft. health and racquet club featuring 2 group fitness studios, Jr. Olympic pool, indoor track, cycling studio, 5 racquetball courts, kids fitness program, basketball, Nautilus, cardio equipment, personal training, swim lessons, massage therapy, nutrition training, Tae Kwon Do, group fitness including Zumba

1642 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston,
SC
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The Charleston JCC creates an inclusive atmosphere where neighbors can learn about area arts projects, workout in a state-of-the-art facility, and take part in sports programs. Families can swim together at the pool and kids can make friends at the summer camp. There are also a variety of programs for seniors including fitness and scrapbooking classes and weekly mahjong games.

1645 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd.
Charleston,
SC
US

Tidal Wave Water Sports splashes and surges riders against the salty waves, setting them in the slippery saddle of their own bouncy banana-shaped vessel. Combining safety, scenery, and sport, U.S. Coast Guard captains and certified guides conduct each banana-boat ride, towing each buoyant fruit behind a larger boat, where they can easily scan the briny depths for signs of troublesome sea monkeys. Small groups of up to six people typically straddle these inflatable boats, and with today’s deal, you and a friend will get to take the reins alongside other like-minded fruit fans (a minimum of three riders is required per trip), cruising around the surf for a silly, raucous half-hour.

69 41st Ave
Isle Of Palms,
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