Hello Friends :hiya I'm looking to start swim classes. I have learnt swimming in my childhood but never practiced after that. So I think getting myself into a lesson might be the best way to start. I have a lot of questions. Here they go 1.In US, where can I learn swimming? I know that YMCA and some community colleges offer classes. Any preference or difference between the two? 2.When I visited some pools, the college pools were quite deep,4ft to 12 ft. YMCA pools were 3 ft to 5 ft. Does this mean the beginner classes go on in the 12 ft section:hide: ? I'm little worried on this. 3. What abut post-swim odor? Does the body and hair smell very strongly of chorine? any tips here(may be a body wash with scent would help or mist?)I would shower before and after swimming 4. Is it a good idea to buy a cap and ear plugs? 5. Final question - it is the DEAD of winter in the north-east and the pools are indoor. So will the water be heated? I called some pool desks and some said heated others said not heated but temp is 70 . Not sure what temp works? Appreciate any help Thank You.