GENEVA - Chambésy
A heated pool dedicated to children from 4 months to 5 years of age.
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY - APRIL 2020.
Winter 2020 term starts on Monday 6th January and finishes on Sunday 6th April 2020.
The term is 12 lessons and the price is 480 CHF for the entire term.
Our registrations for the winter term 2020 are now open. We ask you to register your child (ren) via the form. We do not take any registrations by email. We will contact you the second week of December to offer you a place.
Children currently enrolled and their siblings are given priority but we will have places available.
Please note that we do not offer replacement courses in case of absence, even due to illness. We do not offer trial lessons. The entire term is due but you can cancel your registrations after 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.
Chambesy teaching hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 4.30 to 8 pm
Thursday: 2.30 pm to 3.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am to 17.00pm
Sunday: 8.30am to 1.30pm
Lessons in French & English.
2nd Child: 10% discount (432 CHF)
3rd Child: 20% discount (384 CHF)
4th child: 30% discount (336 CHF)
PLACES ARE LIMITED. IF LESSONS ARE OVERSUBSCRIBED, SPOTS WILL BE ALLOCATED IN ORDER OF REGISTRATION.
Our Heated Pool in
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 and a movable floor, which means children can touch the bottom of the pool and feel safe and comfortable. Lessons are in French & English.
* Enter through the small gate on Chemin de Chambesy and then through the glass door with your access badge.
PARKING: Available in a white zone directly outside the entrance. 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: Two minutes walk from Chambésy train station. Trains from Gare Cornavin take 6 minutes.
Who can attend?
Children as young as 4 months of age up to 5 years old are welcome in our Chambesy facility. Beginners are especially welcome in our Chambesy pool, but children of all abilities and experience are welcome.
Parents in the water?
For children between 4 months and 3,5 years of age, 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 can then enjoy watching their children through the window, without having to get changed!
How it works:
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. Lessons are in English or French, but our teachers also speak other languages. 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 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 5/6 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. There is no waiting around on the pool deck.
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.
See what other parents think about us by visiting the testimonial page.
More questions? Please send us an email.