Hyderabad: The Telangana state government on Saturday launched the first water school at Durgam Cheruvu in Hyderabad to provide training related to waterboarding.
The aquatic school has started training children over the age of eight in kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding and many other water sports.
The waterboarding school is jointly established by Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Hyderabad Yacht Club.
In addition to supervision by experienced professionals in international and world championships, the school has quality equipment.
Special training courses have been organized for those who take water sports seriously as well as those who consider it a recreational sport.
Training from kindergarten to national, Asian and Olympic levels is also provided at the new school.
Officials said that while young people are particularly interested in sailing and windsurfing, seniors are interested in kayaking and stand-up paddling.
Local students in Hyderabad are very attracted to sailing as it is an offbeat sport and students who wish to go abroad will pave the way for overseas education by learning this water sport.
Many children and old people were seen enthusiastically playing various water sports at Durgam Cheruvu.
The visitors encouraged the trainees while the elderly people had fun with their children practicing water sports in a pleasant atmosphere.
The students’ parents praised the water school for its facilities while appreciating the safety measures, expecting their children to excel.
The new facility is expected to produce more champions in the city with a kayaking fee per session of Rs 1,400 and a sum of Rs 5,600 rupees for five sessions.
While surfing and stand-up paddleboarding are priced the same, a fee of Rs 9,500 has been set for 12 surfing sessions.