Young children love to be in or near to water so learning to swim is essential. It's also an excellent way to build their self-confidence. 
Knowing how to swim, is first of all loving water and really be at ease in it. This is our primary goal. 
Since 40 years, the team of teachers at the Thônex Swimming School teaches to the young and older, the PLEASURE and FUN they can experience in the water.


Our classes are for children form 4 years old. They must be capable of taking a 25 minute lesson without their parents being present.

Timetable during school year : 

Group lessons for children


  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4.00 to 6.30 p.m.
  • Fridays from 4.00 to 8.00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 8.30 to 12.00 a.m. and from  1.00 to 6.30 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.


Private and semi-private lessons for adults and children, as well as lessons for little ones

  • Tuesdays at 7.15 a.m. and at 1.00, 3.00, 3.30, 4.00 p.m. 

  • Wednesdays between at 8.30 and 11.30 a.m.  (only for children)
  • Thursdays at 7.15 a.m. and 3.30, 3.45, 4.00 p.m. 

  • Fridays between from 1.00 to 2.00 p.m. and from 3.15 p.m and at 4.15 p.m. 



2019/2020 School year:  semester or year registrations


1st semester : from September 2th 2019 to January 25th 2020

2nd semester form January 28th to June 27th 2020


Informations and general conditions (PDF files)

Classes dates, holidays, public holidays in Thônex (PDF files)

Classes dates, holidays, public holidays in Conches (PDF files)


To enable you to register directly online from our site

the schedules of the days / courses / levels have been defined and you will find them below:


Timetables, schedules ,levels in Thônex and Conches (PDF)


During Geneva school holidays, we organise intensive camps :


Fall 2019, from October 22th to 26th 2019 

February 2020, from 11th to 15th 2020

Easter 2020 from April 14th to 18th 2020 

Summer 2020, form June 29th to August 28th 2020 ( registration open : June 1 st)


To enable you to register directly online from our site

the schedules of the days / courses / levels have been defined. Go to the Home Page and click on "register" or go to the Registrations Page



Prices :

Swimming lessons for adults and children from 5 years (lasting 25 minutes):

  • Lessons in small groups (6 people): CHF 19 .-- per lesson

  • Semi-private lessons (2 people): CHF 27 .--  per lesson

  • Semi-private lessons (3 people): CHF 24.-- per lesson
  • Private lessons: CHF 37 .--  per lesson

Swimming lessons for little ones from 4 years up to 5 years: (Duration: 15 min)

  • 2 children per lesson: CHF 19 .--  per lesson

Sports swimming

  • Sports swimming preparation  (25 min.) CHF 19 .-- CHF per lesson

  • Sports swimming 1st/2nd year (45 min.) CHF 19 .-- CHF per lesson

  • Advanced sports swimming (45 min.) CHF 19 .-- CHF per lesson


 Classes locations :

In Thônex and Conches (Chêne-Bougeries)





In the survey carried out in May 2010, many parents wished to have their children to be evaluated. In response to this request, my team of instructors and I have actively worked on developing two internal assessment log books for the Thônex Swimming School.

These booklets contain 3 tests each. Each assessment consists of between 7 and 10 specific points that the child must be able to carry out with ease. The instructors will continually assess the pupil's progress, and when all the points in the test have been completed, the pupil will receive a sticker to stick in their log book.

Estimated time to achieve 3 stickers: 1 to 1 and a half years.

The challenge in running this programme is to follow each child's progress as closely as possible and help them developing their swimming skills while allowing them to go at their own pace.

The total amount including the pupil's assessment throughout the programme, the test log book and the 3 stickers is Fr. 15,-- per child.



First log book: Crab, Fish and Shark tests 

Second log book: Gold fish, Tigerfish and Butterflyfish tests.