(4 July - 19 August 2022)

Outdoor pool heated to 28°- perfect summer location for children 4 years old and older 
One week intensive swim lesson in Summer - one lesson per day from Monday to Friday 


We teach from the 4th July until 19th August 2022 every morning!

For children younger than 4 years old, we teach every afternoon and evening at our pool in Chambésy!

WEEK 1: 4 – 8th July 2022 – from 9.45am

WEEK 2: 11 – 15 July 2022 – from 9.45am

WEEK 3: 18 – 22 July 2022 – from 9.45am

WEEK 4: 25 – 29 July 2022 – from 9.45am

WEEK 5: 01 – 05 August 2022 – from 9.45am

WEEK 6: 08 – 12 August 2022 – from 9.45am

WEEK 7: 15 – 19 August 2022 – from 9.45am

We hold small classes (3 to 6 kids per teacher, depending on the levels) & teach in French and English. Our teachers are in the water for lower levels.


Classes last 40 minutes

(for platypus, sea otters and crocodile, the lesson might only last 30 minutes if children are too cold or tired). 

Price for the week: 210 CHF for one week of lessons (5 lessons)

Entrance to the swimming pool for the child attending our courses is included in the weekly price. Should you wish to see the lesson, the accompanying parent/carer should  contact us per email to to receive a discounted entry price. Any additional family member will have to pay the Divonne pool entry fee.​ After paying the entry, you can swim and stay at the pool once the lesson is over.




  • You create your family account and choose the level in which you want your child to swim in. If you don't know your child's swimming level, choose a lower level. It is easier to move your child to a higher level than to move them down. The explanations of the swimming levels can be found on the corresponding page.

  • After this you choose a time slot (hour) and then you need to click on the "BOOK INTO SELECTED SESSIONS" button. Once you click on it you will have available dates of start (so 4th of July, 11th of July, 18th of July, 25th of July, 1st of August, 8th of August & 15th August). 

  • All children in Divonne swim without their parents. They must be able to follow the instructions given by the teacher in French or English (our teachers are bilingual) and be able to be separated from their parents for 40 minutes. 

  • You can register for one or more weeks. However, once the registration is validated, it is not possible to cancel or modify it, except if a medical certificate cancels the entire week and is sent by email BEFORE the start of the week.

  • This is not a Summer camp – we do not take care of children the entire day, only during the lesson.

​Family discounts: 

2nd Child: 10% discount

3rd Child: 20% discount

4th child: 30% discount

Please be aware that the family discount does NOT show on the family portal but will be automatically deducted once payment has been processed, not before. In the rare event of the siblings' discount not having been automatically added once payment has been processed, please contact us. 

Terms and Conditions: 

Please note that once you have paid for the lesson, it is automatically assumed you have read and accepted the terms and conditions.

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 credit to be used next time you register and not a refund. 

Payment for the entire week is due upon registration. Once the registration is validated, it is not possible to cancel or modify it, except if a medical certificate cancels the entire week and is sent by email BEFORE the start of the week.

The registration is for 5 lessons in the week, if you can only come to four days, you still register and pay for the entire week.

Our pool is a teaching pool and we are only open during teaching hours (except in Divonne as this is a public pool).  

Please read our full terms and conditions before applying. 



A perfect summer location for children 4 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.


More info:


Who can attend?

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


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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