OUR POOLS IN GENEVA & LAUSANNE

GENEVA: CHAMBESY & GRADELLE (Chêne-Bougeries)

For all children aged between 4 months old and 6 years old. All levels welcome!

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. 

We teach every evening from 4.30pm and all day Saturday & Sunday morning in Chambésy. 

We teach every evening from 4.30pm in Gradelle. 

 

ADDRESS:

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

 

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

For more information and to register to our Autumn term In Geneva please read more here. 

 

 

GENEVA: CHAMPEL POOL (HOPITAL BEAU-SEJOUR)

For all children aged between 4 months old and young teenagers. All levels welcome!

 

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

For more information and to register to our Autumn term in Geneva please read more here. 

LAUSANNE POOL (Aquamed FLON)

For all children aged between 4 months old and young teenagers. All levels welcome!

  • A heated indoor pool with water temperature between 31 and 32°C.

  • Small classes (max 3 to 6 children, depending on age & level) with teachers in the water to ensure personal attention & maximum progression. 

  • Lessons in French & English.

  • We teach on Saturday all day & Sunday morning

Address: Aquamed Flon Lausanne, Voie du Chariot 4/6,      1003 Lausanne

Parking: There is plenty of parking spaces at the various parkings near the Aquamed Flon swimming pool. Please note that this parking is not free. 

Public transport: The train station Lausanne Flon is two minutes away from the facilities. You can take the M1 or M2. Busses are: 18, 22 and 60.  

For more information and to register to our Autumn term in Lausanne please read more here. 

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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