A warm kid friendly pool - lessons from 4 months of age
WINTER 2020 REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN!
The winter 2020 term begins on Saturday, January 11 and ends on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
The term is 11 lessons and the price is 429 CHF for the whole term.
We will be on holiday on the weekends of 15 and 16 February 2020 and 21 and 22 March 2020.
To register, send us an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
2nd Child: 10% discount (386 CHF)
3rd Child: 20% discount (343 CHF)
Classes are held every 30 minutes:
Saturday: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Sunday: 9.00am - 12.30pm
Lessons in French & English.
Please note that we do not offer a replacement lesson in case of absence, even due to illness. We also do not offer trial lessons or private lessons.
Registration is by term. Each child has one lesson per week at the same time for the duration of the term.
Our pool is a teaching pool and we are only open during teaching hours.
PLACES ARE LIMITED. IF LESSONS ARE OVERSUBSCRIBED, SPOTS WILL BE ALLOCATED IN ORDER OF REGISTRATION.
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 5 children) & teachers in the water to ensure personal attention & maximum progression.
Lessons in French & English.
Parking: Public parking is available opposite the pool at the Royal Hotel Plaza. Please note that parking spaces in Montreux are difficult to find. Red Whale is not responsible if you do not find parking in time for your lesson.
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 can see their children swim from the waiting room and interact with the teacher.
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 presented 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 7 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.
See what other parents think about us by visiting the testimonial page.
More questions? Contact us by email