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OUR POOLS IN GENEVA, LAUSANNE & DIVONNE
Heated pools, dedicated to children from 5 months and up.    
Lessons every day, including Saturday and Sunday. 

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GENEVA Rive droite: CHAMBESY

For all children aged between 5 months old and 6 years old. All levels welcome up to penguins!

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 from Monday to Friday during summer. 

ADDRESS:

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

All information can be found on our FAQS page.

Prices and calendar can be found here

 

If you cannot find the info, please send us an email: chambesy@redwhale.ch

 

 

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DIVONNE POOL 

A perfect summer location for children 5 years old and older

  • Outdoor Olympic size pool heated to 28°C.

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

  • Lessons in French & English.

  • Possibility of staying an entire day for a swim. There is a toboggan, diving boards, small teaching pool and paddling pool for babies as well as refreshments. 

ADDRESS: 282 Avenue des Alpes, 01220 Divonne-les-Bains, France

PARKING: There is free parking right next to the swimming pool.

 

ACCESS TO THE POOL: Please come 10 minutes before the start of the lesson as there may be a queue at the
front door. At reception, please explain that you are swimming with Red Whale.

REDWHALE ONLY TEACHES AT THE OUTDOOR OLYMPIC POOL - NOT AT THE INDOOR FACILITY CALLED LES THERMES OR VILLA DU LAC.

More info: divonne@redwhale.ch

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LAUSANNE: FLON 

For all children aged between 5 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

IN SUMMER WE ONLY TEACH ON SATURDAY MORNING

ADDRESS: 

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

All information can be found on our FAQS page.

Prices and calendar can be found here

 

If you cannot find the information, please send us an email: lausanne@redwhale.ch

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Who can attend?

All children from 5 months old to young teenagers, depending on the pool. All levels are welcome, including beginners.

Parents in the water?

For children between 5 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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More questions? Contact us by email (please choose the location email below).