(22 August - 25 September 2022) 

Five weeks mini term swim lessons - one lesson per week from Monday to Sunday


We teach from the 22nd August until 25th September from 4.30pm, Saturday all day & Sunday morning!

In Chambésy, we teach children starting 5 months until 6 years old (or penguin level).


From the 26th September, we will be in our brand new pool in Bellevue.

Registrations directly on the Bellevue page.


We hold small classes, have two teachers in the water and teach in French and English.


Classes last 30 minutes. 

Price for the five-week term: 210 CHF for one lesson per week (5 lessons - entrance included)




  • You create your family account and choose the level in which you want your child to swim in. If you don't know your child's swimming level, choose a lower level. It is easier to move your child to a higher level than to move them down. The explanations of the swimming levels can be found on the corresponding page.

  • Children under 3.5 years old swim with a parent in the water. You can change the parent but only ONE parent goes into the water. There must be one responsible adult per child in the water; under no circumstances can the teacher take your second child on the course.

  • Children aged 3.5 years and over swim alone, without parents. They must however be able to follow the instructions given by the teacher in French or English (our teachers are bilingual) and be able to be separated from their parents for 30 minutes. If this is not the case, please choose the last level of parent & child classes. 

  • You can register for the Chambésy term & the Bellevue term as well. Once you have finished booking for Chambésy, change the facility to Bellevue and book your child in for a lesson in our brand new pool starting 26th September!

  • Once the registration is validated, it is not possible to cancel or modify it, except if a medical certificate cancels the entire term and is sent by email TWO days BEFORE the start of the term.

​Family discounts: 

2nd Child: 10% discount

3rd Child: 20% discount

4th child: 30% discount

Please be aware that the family discount does NOT show on the family portal but will be automatically deducted once payment has been processed, not before. In the rare event of the siblings' discount not having been automatically added once payment has been processed, please contact us. 

Terms and Conditions: 

Please note that once you have paid for the lesson, it is automatically assumed you have read and accepted the terms and conditions.

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 credit to be used next time you register and not a refund. 

Payment for the entire week is due upon registration. Once the registration is validated, it is not possible to cancel or modify it, except if a medical certificate cancels the entire term and is sent by email two days BEFORE the start of 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. 


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


A small, heated indoor pool with water and air temperature of 32°c, which means children will feel safe and comfortable. Lessons are in French & English. 

All levels from 5 months old to 6 years old (beginners welcome! - maximum Penguin level)


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

Entry is through the side door located at chemin de Chambésy

For more information, please contact us by email only. Registration is only done through the family portal.


For children 5 years old and older, you can also swim during Summer at our pool in Divonne. 




Who can attend?

All children from 5 months old to young teenagers, depending on the pool. All levels are welcome, including beginners.

Parents in the water?

For children between 5 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 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. 


If you want to see what other parents think about us, click here.