A Chinese company is selling adult swim lessons to adults in Shanghai, and its parent company has a name for it: a “swimming pool”.
The Beijing-based Aquaview Learning Company has been selling adult lessons for six years, but has expanded rapidly since it opened in 2013.
The company’s adult classes are aimed at adults aged between 18 and 45 and take place at the same location as swimming pools, which it says offer an alternative to the traditional adult swimming pool.
According to a company press release, the courses “have a special theme that focuses on the underwater environment and the fun of relaxation”.
It says the adult lessons are “based on a Chinese style of swimming, with the focus being on the comfort and safety of swimming and enjoying the ocean”.
The company said the classes, which cost about 500 yuan ($739) for six hours a day, are “completely free and easy to enrol in”.
Its parents, Aquavistaining, are also responsible for setting up the classes and maintaining them, it said.
The Chinese state-run China Daily newspaper reported on Wednesday that Aquavising had acquired a 50 per cent stake in the company.
Aquaview’s chief executive, Liu Yaping, told the newspaper the company was “happy to welcome the interest of local parents to create a swimming pool for their children”.
He said that “a lot of families have asked to enroll their children in the course and to be the ones who supervise the activities”, adding that “parents have already provided swimming lessons for their own children”.
Liu Yaping said the company had recently opened two more courses in Shanghai.