Watersports courses in Valencia for kids
If you want your children to be in touch with nature and practice aquatic sports, the Valencian community is the perfect place for you. This city has beautiful beaches and aquatic places where you and your children can enjoy the most entertaining sports, from swimming, to surfing, windsurfing, SUP (stand up paddle surf), kite-surfing, rafting, kayaking and sailing. We have prepared a list of 10 water sports schools and courses in Valencia where fun and action are guaranteed.
This school considers it essential that children are in contact with water so they have a good integral development and can enjoy experiences different from those of the terrestrial environment. Their team of professionals is dedicated to teaching swimming to people of all ages, especially to children. Neokids offers a varied program of 4 courses. You can take your baby from just 4 months of age, and up to 2 years an adult must accompany him/her. They have a children’s swimming course for those between 2 and 6 years old. This course is divided into three levels where children receive more personalised attention. There are also courses for pregnant women so that the baby feels the stimulation of water from within the uterus. And parents will have the opportunity to enjoy the water with the ACUAGYM courses for adults.
Termia is a company dedicated mainly to the aquatic sport of swimming and offers special programs for anyone who wants to participate. Its facilities have heated swimming pools where you and your children can enjoy and learn in a cozy atmosphere. In this place, you will find incredible aquatic activities such as swimming, therapeutic swimming and aquatic gymnastics, and you can also partake in dry activities such as pilates, hypopressive and massages. This is the perfect place for you to swim with your family and relax at the same time. Courses include programs for all ages, including classes for babies, children’s swimming from 2 to 13 years, and a program for teens from 13 years. In addition, there is a specialized physical therapist for the therapeutic swimming classes.
3. Ocean Republik
This is a company dedicated to water sports. Its excellent professionals will ensure that all family members enjoy and learn water sports techniques in the most fun way. Ocean Republik offers windsurf, SUP (stand up paddle surf), kitesurf and surf courses. Its academy for children focuses on teaching windsurfing and SUP for a minimum age of 8 years, and the schedules are on weekends, Sundays from 12:00 to 14:00 for children from 8 years and Saturdays from 12:00 to 14:00 for children over 14 years. This academy also offers a summer school and the “Chikiescuela”, for children from 6 to 9 years old.
4. Mediterranean Surf
This is the perfect place for anyone who likes the sea and surfing. This school is the leader in surfing in Valencia since 2011 and operates on the beach, Patacona. Here you can learn any of the three modes of surfing: classic, SUP (stand up paddle surf) and long board skate through a team of professionals who love this sport and will make sure you enjoy the experience to the fullest. Mediterranean Surf also offers a summer school called “Surfer” addressed to girls and boys between 7 and 17 years old, who will have the opportunity to practice any of these sports and exercise during the summer.
5. Municipal Sailing School
This academy is dedicated to sailing classes for adults and children, in which you and your family can learn all the techniques and skills necessary to navigate correctly. It doesn’t matter if it’s summer or winter: in this school you can continue sailing all year round and enjoy the sea at any time. The municipal sailing school offers two types of courses for children: the spring course and the Blue Day course. The spring course is a quarterly course (autumn-winter-spring) where children from the age of 6 and up can participate and learn to sail. This weekend course consists of 3 hour sessions and is available during the months of April, May and June.
6. Escape Adventura
This company of tourism and adventure offers amusing classes for the aquatic sports in the hoces del Cabriel natural park river. Here you will be able to enjoy sports like kayaking in the Contreras reservoir, paddle surfing, family rafting, rafting wheel, canoeing and water canyoning. And if you also want some off-water experiences, you can choose archery and climbing. Escape Aventura also offers camps in the surroundings of the natural reserve Hoces del Cabriel, where during 8 days you and your children will be able to learn about rowing sports by walking through a canyon with natural slides.
7. Somos Adventura
This company specializes in adventure, so if you like extreme water sports and want to practice them as a family, this is the place for you. Somos Aventura is an ideal place offering water activities throughout the year, both in white waters and calm waters in the Turia and Cabriel rivers. You can choose between rafting, water canyoning, hydrospeed and kayaking for all ages.
8. Real Club Náutico de Valencia
This emblematic sport club offers the water sports such as sailing, motor boating, fishing, rowing, kayaking, paddle surfing and others such as tennis and basket. This place is full of activities where the youngest and the oldest can have the most fun. The club has several restaurants, a large swimming pool, and a sports center with a tennis court, fronton, a football field and basketball. It also has a sailing school, where you will be taught all the techniques of sailing a boat. Children from the age of 6 can participate and choose between kayaking and paddle surfing. In the summer, they offer their popular summer school for the youngest members of the family, which includes swimming lessons, tennis, sailing lessons and many other activities.
9. ASC (Aussie Surf Club)
This is the only surf school in Spain founded and run by an Australian and is located 10 minutes from Valencia, right next to the south beach of Pobla Marina. All classes are taught in English. In addition, it has a team of professionals who will teach you the surfing tradition so that you can learn a little bit about the Australian culture. ASC offers courses for adults and children. Adults can take surf and paddle surf lessons, classes last one hour and you can attend as many summer evenings as you want. For children there is the “Koala” club, a course for beginners from 6 to 16 years where your children will learn all the fundamental techniques of surfing. Every Saturday morning they also offer the Platypus course for more advanced children who want to make a discipline out of this sport!
Supskull is a club where your family can learn everything related to the water sport paddle surfing. This club offers beginners and advanced courses in paddle surfing for adults and children throughout the year, with one and a half hour courses in the summer from 9:00 to 18:00 and in winter from 10:00 to 16:00 hours. It also offers summer courses for children between the ages of 5 and 14, where all they will need is to know how to swim and bring their energy. This course will be available in July and August.
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