GENEVA - CHAMBESY, GRADELLE & CHAMPEL
Heated, child friendly pools dedicated to children of 4 months old and above.  
Lessons every day, including Saturday & Sunday.

 

AUTUMN TERM 2021 REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN!

Our autumn term in Geneva consists of 15 lessons from 30 August to 19 December.

We do not hold classes on 23/24 October 2021.

ALL CHILDREN WELCOME from 4 months old to young teenagers, all levels accepted (depending on pools). 

 

The price of the term is 600 CHF all inclusive (sibling's discount from the second child).

 

We do not offer trial lessons but for new children, you can cancel 24 hours after the first lesson

and you will be reimbursed for the remainder of the lessons. 

  

Classes last 30 or 40 minutes (according to the level) and are given in French & English.

Due to the anti-COVID measures outlined by the Conseil Federal, there is a possibility that we may not allow parents inside the pool hall to watch independent swimming lessons. For Parent/child classes, only one parent is allowed in the pool hall.   

This means that parents will not be allowed to see the classes of children swimming independently and children will not be able to see their parents. Therefore, for the comfort of your children, we strongly suggest to enrol only children that are comfortable following a class without parents for 30 minutes.​​

Family discounts: 

2nd Child: 10% discount

3rd Child: 20% discount

4th child: 30% discount

Terms and Conditions: 

Please note that we do not offer any replacement courses in case of absence, even due to illness.

We do not offer trial lessons.

In the rare event that we cancel a lesson due to technical reasons, we offer a make-up lesson and not a refund. 

Payment for the entire term is due prior to the first lesson. 

Registration is by term. Each child has one lesson per week at the same time throughout the term.

Our pool is a teaching pool and we are only open during teaching hours.  

Please read our full terms and conditions before applying. 

The modalities of our teaching in Autumn 2021 will be determined as new measures are announced during the summer.

CHAMBESY & GRADELLE POOL

A perfect environment for babies and young children to learn how to swim. 

 

A small, heated indoor pool with water and air temperature of 33°c, which means children will feel safe and comfortable. Lessons are in French & English. 

All levels from 4 months old to 6 years old (beginners welcome!)

 

ADDRESS:

 Clair Bois Chambésy*, Chemin William-Barbey 20, 1292 Chambesy.

 

Clair Bois Gradelle, Chemin du Pré-du-Couvent 3b, 1224 Chêne-Bougeries, Switzerland

 

 

CHAMPEL POOL (BEAU-SEJOUR)

This facility boasts two heated pools: a small 5m pool and a 20m, heated indoor pool with water temperature of 33°c.

 

This means that we can accommodate our young independent swimmers or parent/baby classes, as well as our older and more experienced swimmers in one facility.  

 

Small classes in French & English. We only teach on Saturday and Sunday at our Champel pool.  

ADDRESS: Hôpital de Beau-Séjour, Avenue de Beau-Séjour 26, 1206 Genève, Switzerland

 

PARKING: Available at near the pool. They are white zone directly in front of the pool. However, please note parking spots in Geneva are hard to find. Red Whale is not responsible if you cannot find parking in time for your lesson.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Many busses and trams stop nearby

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Who can attend?

All children from 4 months old to young teenagers, depending on the pool. All levels are welcome, including beginners.

Parents in the water?

For children between 4 months old and 3.5 years old, parents are with children in the water.

When children are ready to swim by themselves (normally between 2.5 - 4 years old), they become independent swimmers. 

Parents wait in the waiting area where they can see their child swim. For parent and child lessons, it's only ONE parent in the water per lesson but you can change the parent each time. 

 

How does it work? 

Classes are held at the same time and on the same day once a week for the duration of the term. They will be with children of similar age/ability. Lessons are 30 minutes each. Lesson are given in French and English. We always demonstrate a skill to the children (rather than just tell them), so we can teach children with different language skills in the same class.

 

How do we teach? 

 Our “demonstrate, encourage, applaud, repeat” philosophy is the difference between children developing skills in the water and  resisting. It is critical that teachers are in the water, so they can instruct children with their actions as well as their voices. This also builds the child’s confidence to  try new things and make significant breakthroughs. For our younger classes, we use a lot of singing and games to keep them smiling and engaged.

Why Red Whale is different?

We ONLY teach in warm water. We recognise that it is important for children to be comfortable during swimming lessons.

Our class sizes are relatively small (max 5 kids per teacher in unaccompanied lessons, and 6 in parent-child classes), and all of our teachers are always in the water to ensure that every child (or parent) receives personal attention. 

 

Kids are in the water and active for the entire lesson. 

We follow the teaching methodology widely used in countries like Australia, USA and the UK whereby the teachers will always demonstrate skills in the water, rather than give instructions from the side of the pool.

 

We create a comfortable and fun environment for children in a boutique setting. 

 

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