A warm kid friendly pool - lessons from 4 months of age



Winter 2020 term starts on Saturday 11th January and finishes on Sunday 6th April 2020.

The term is 12 lessons and the price is 468 CHF for the entire term. 

​We are on holiday the weekend of 15/16th February 2020 (school holidays).

Our registrations for the winter term 2020 are now open. 


Children currently enrolled and their siblings are given priority but we have the following spots available:

STARFISH (from 4 months until 7 months - parent in the water): Saturday 4.40pm


STARFISH (from 6 months until 12 months - parent in the water): Saturday 3pm


SEAHORSE (12-24 months - parent in the water): Saturday 10.30am

GOLDFISH (between 2 and 3 years old - parent in the water): Saturday 3.00pm & 4.40pm

PLATYPUS (From 3.5 years old - beginner - no parent in the water): Saturday 11.10am & 1.30pm


To find out more about levels, please see detailed explanation here

To register, send us an email directly to with:

1. child's first and last name, 

2. your child's date of birth and mobile number

3. Swimming level (Has your child already taken lessons? Does he put his head underwater? etc)


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. 



Lausanne teaching hours:

Saturday: 8.30am to 5.30pm

Sunday: 8.30am to 1.30pm

​Lessons in French & English.

Family discounts: 

2nd Child: 10% discount (421 CHF)

3rd Child: 20% discount (375 CHF)

4th child: 30% discount (328 CHF)


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

  • A heated indoor pool with water and air temperature of 32°c.

  • Small classes (max 3 to 6 children) & teachers in the water to ensure personal attention & maximum progression. 

  • Lessons in French & English.

   Address: Aquamed Lausanne, Chemin du Martinet 28, 1007 Lausanne 

   Parking: We have some parking spaces dedicated to Aquamed. However, there are not many of them. Please note that parking spaces in Lausanne are difficult to find. Red Whale is not responsible if you do not find parking in time for your lesson.

  Public transport: The train station Prilly-Malley is only 10 minutes walk from the pool. 


Important Information 

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 in the water lesson, it's only ONE parent in the water per lesson but you can change the parent each time. 


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. 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. 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 in a boutique setting. 


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

More questions? Contact us by email 

To contact us please use the email corresponding to the school your would like to attend: