LAUSANNE - FLON
A warm, child friendly pool - lessons from 4 months of age
Registrations for Autumn 2021 will be online in early July.
A NOTE ON THE SANITARY SITUATION:
Due to anti-COVID measures outlined by the Conseil Federal, we can only teach children who swim independently, without parents at the moment. We cannot make any exceptions. We apologise for the inconvenience.
We start teaching children independently from 3.5 years old in small groups (3 children per teacher, who is always in the water).
The swimming pool is located at the Aquamed Flon facilities. It's a brand new building that is very modern. However, due to the anti-COVID measures outlined by the Conseil Federal, we are not allowed to let any parents inside the pool hall.
This means that parents will not be allowed to see the classes 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.
The modalities of our teaching in Autumn 2021 will be determined as new measures are announced during the summer.
Classes last 30 or 40 minutes (according to the level) and are given in French & English.
Classes are CHF 40 per unit and there is no additional entry fee.
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. However, you can cancel your registrations after the two lessons within 24hours if you are a newly registered child.
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.
LAUSANNE POOL (Aquamed FLON)
A perfect environment for babies and young children to learn how to swim!
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.
Parking: There is plenty of parking spaces at the Parking de Montbenon, which is 5 minute walk to 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.
Who can attend?
Any child from 4 months old and no upper age limit. Children of all abilities and experience are welcome.
Beginners are especially welcome.
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 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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More questions? Contact us by email.