Olympian (Sydney 2000) and Arjuna Awardee. Head Age group coach of the NMSA Blue Marlins competitive swim team.
Biggest smile of the lot!!!
Head Coach NMSA Marlins, Asca level 1&,2 Certified Austwim TSW & INF
Shifts from good cop to bad cop once he hits the pool deck!!
Certified AUSTSWIM TSW, ASCTA level 1
The grumpy voice on the phone due to answering 1000 calls a day!!
Certified AUSTWIM TSW, ASCA level 1 & NIS short course. Represented kerela at the swimming nationals
The health freak who never touches sugar!!
Our photography pro and can generally be found handling classes at the Hilton Hotel and Ulsoor
An ex national level water polo player and is KSA level 1 certified. Kids love his classes especially the fun stuff at the end of class.
Completing AUSTSWIM TSW.
Always shows up a little late but is still a favorite with the students for his poolside manner.
KSA LEVEL 1 LIFEGAURD, ASCA LEVEL 1 & 2
The only thing he loves more than coaching our budding competitive swimmers is his online video games.
A former water polo player for Manipur and an ASCA level 1 certified coach.
Always stylish both inside the pool and out. Gets the best reviews from the parents at mercure.
Affectionately called Phobe by the kids. Always laughing and keeping the kids excited about their swimming!
Former national level diver and completing AUSTSWIM TSW
The only one qualified to do a handstand dive off the high board at ulsoor!! .
Keeps adults and kids in his classes at Mercure in high spirits. Loves to go biking when hes back home in Manipur.
A national level swimmer and certified Pilates instructor who combines her two passions at the pool.
Most at home trekking the mountains whenever she has a break.
KSA LEVEL 1 LIFEGAURD & Teaching Certification,
One of our youngest coaches but has a great rapport with all the swimmers
ASCA level 1 and 2 and AUSTSWIM TSW
The student who got obsessed with swimming and then became a coach.
He can give you swimming stats in a flash!!
Ex national level swimmer and now her son trains with the NMSA competitive team. Shes taken her love for swimming one step further by starting coaching.
Also makes the best healthy brownies!!
50 m breaststroke national record holder. His classes are always unique and he always gets people coming back for more!!
Never a dull moment around Lobo
An ex state level swimmer who is also a hotel management graduate.
The kids dont stress him out, but his post swim hair care routine does!
He can get the most difficult to handle kids to come back the next day.
His love of the water is only exceeded by his love of breeding dogs.
Certified AUSTWIM TSW, ASCA level 1 & NIS short course.
Been with us the longest and kids love the crazy nicknames he comes up with and fun activities.
They've been swimming with Nisha since they were 5 and are now AUSTSWIM TSW and Infant qualified.
Moonlight as engineers when they're not in the pool!!
AUSTSWIM TSW Certified. Swam with Nisha for most of her life and coached for the rest of her life.
Best known for her editing and spell checking our FB page. One of the biggest Harry Potter fans!
AUSTSWIM TSW and Infant Certified. Her interests are varied from running a full marathon for fun to also being a NOLS certified trek leader as well as working with NGO's.
KSA level 1 certified.
Always a big grin before and after class.
When you come into a batch you would expect an instructor to pay full attention to you and ensure that you are safe and are learning what you have come to us for. Therefore you would not appreciate it if there are extra people from the previous batch trying to make up their classes. In the same way we cannot allow you / your child to make up classes in the next batch as it would not allow us to maintain the ratio of instructor to students. Therefore we have a blanket policy of no extensions between batches under any circumstances.
If you fall sick and would like to transfer the seat to someone else in your family or friends circle, we are happy to arrange the transfer, as long as it is within the dates of the batch you have signed up for.
We maintain a 1:8 ratio for beginner and intermediate level kids. For adults it is 1:10 and for advanced swimmers the ratio would depend on the level the participants are working at.
Your first point of contact is the coach as he / she is present during your classes. Please feel free to have a friendly discussion with the coach as most issues can be resolved at this level. If this does not work then you can either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 98453-98443. Please give us time to respond especially in summer.
Please refrain from bringing up issues such as parking / maintenance / class related issues with the reception desks and management of hotels and clubs as they cannot address the same and this needs to be routed to the academy.
Swimsuit, towel and cap (in case of long hair).
Goggles are optional but highly recommended especially for beginner kids.Kids should be given kids size goggles (available at Speedo stores). For adults the best test is to see if you are comfortable keeping your eyes open in the shower. If you are ok to keep your eyes open in the shower then you probably wont need goggles for the class.
Swimsuits can be any type of length. Swimsuits cannot be cotton or denim material and also cannot be white as this becomes transparent in water.
Waterproof sunblock is recommended for daytime classes. SPF 30 or above and completely waterproof. Please note that it is not chlorine that leads to a tan, hence if you swim in an early morning or late evening batch, you will not get tanned and hence do not need to use sunblock.
Each individual is different so it will never be the case that all participants in a camp will attain the same level of skill. Generally our camps progress quickly and we are proud to say that a large number of the participants learn how to cross the pool by the end of the camp. For a reference of our skill based certificate levels please click on the certificate link in the menu bar at the top of this page.
On the first day of class, please bring up any medical issues such as asthma, epilepsy, heart conditions and any injuries / surgeries. Alternatively for children if there are any learning disabilities the coach needs to be aware of this. It is extremely important that these are discussed openly with the coach so that the class may be modified accordingly.