How do I join?
Children who are joining our classes for the first time and also after a long period of time when they have not attended swimming courses will need to be assessed in order to determine the right level.
Young children and beginner swimmers will not need an assessment - here they need private lessons for the moment.
When is the appropriate time to start swimming lessons?
Now is the right time to start swimming lessons. Our swimming coaches are happy to host new swimmers in classes at any time. You don't have to wait the beginning of a month. Our swimming programs have a starting age of 3 years old per child and in order to meet your children needs, we have a variety of levels of difficulty and complexity.
What days and hours do you have available?
During summer time (June-September), we offer lessons from Monday to Friday between the following hours 10:00 - 13:00, 17:00 - 20:00 and Saturday between 11:00 – 13:00.
Classes are being held throughout the whole year period, except for Easter and Christmas. In most school holidays we offer weekly intensive lessons that are additional to the normal swimming program.
Our staff can help you find the best day and time that suits to your program.
September to May period will be set according to most requests for the desired time frame.
How many lessons do you recommend each week?
Regular and consistent swimming lessons will help you enjoy water and learn how to be safe in the water. Participating in a lesson per week is a minimum requirement in our swimming program.
For an optimum level, we recommend at least two lessons a week to accelerate the development of swimming skills and to gaining trust in your own strengths.
Why should I continue with the swimming lessons during the winter time?
We encourage year-round participation in all our programs. Children and adults need to continue swimming throughout the winter for not losing the skills they have learned during the hours and for developing their muscles. A prolonged break often leads to a decrease of the skill levels.
It is much more effective when there is a consistent and ongoing preparation schedule.
What to bring with me at the swimming pool?
You will need a bathing suit (in the case of MS and MRS it is recommended to have a full swim suit), towel, slippers for the pool, swimming hat, swimming goggles (the water is treated with chlorine and goggles will protect your eyes).
Children are encouraged to wear protective goggles and swimmers at the upper levels are advised to bring a bottle of water with them.
What is the appropriate level for my child?
Swimmers at each level will have similar skills, age and standard based on swimming assessment. Children are continuously assessed to fit the suitable level. Coaches do not wait until the end of the deadline/month/program to complete the evaluations. Swimmers will be placed immediately to the next level if they are ready.
If the swimmer needs to be moved to a different level, the parents will be notified by the swimming teacher to reschedule the class.
Why SWIM FACTORY does not teach kids at the beginner levels to swim with the swimbelt?
Swimbelt gives small children a false sense of security and trust in water. Our teaching program is designed to teach children to swim with their own body weight. We believe it is safer for child to be prudent in water while building their trust in water.
Why it’s important for parents to watch the swimming class?
Parents who observe the child at the class have an important role in building their child's trust, praising their efforts after finishing the swimming lesson. Also, as a safety measure, parents must supervise the other brothers who are not in the pool.
What is the subscription validity of a pass?
Passes have a valid period for 1 month - enough time to complete the number of classes required. Cancellations are required two weeks before the next payment date of the new subscription to stop the lessons at the end of the month. This is necessary in order to plan correctly the remaining hours left for the pass.
Are the swimming pools heated?
The pools where we operate are in the interior and heated. The large one, 50X25 m is heated at an average temperature of 27° C comparing with the small one that has an average temperature of 29° C.
The small pool is appropriate for children and the beginner and medium levels. The water quality in the pool is regularly checked and maintained consistently.