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Courses and private lessons for kids

Fancy learning how to swim??

For kids we offer customized lessons (30 min or 45 min) in our own endless pool with a floom and toasty water.

Before we even start to teach specific swimming movements we help the children to feel safe and secure in the water.
Even nervous or anxious kids learn pretty quickly and in a relaxed environment. The coach is in the water all the time and supports them.

Your child already feels comfortable in the water?
Now it’s the time to learn the movements we need for swimming.
We teach with the methodology of SwimMastery: it’s fun and also for kids easy to learn.
Within a short period of time your child will float and glide easily and without effort.

Front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke are then taught within the process.
And of course butterfly is also part of it from level 3 on…
At swim-arts the parents can watch the progress!

Good to know:

  • We coach kids from 4 up to 12 years.
  • The group lessons are taught in small groups (max. 4 children and 1 coach) on Wednesday afternoons and in minigroups (max. 2 kids and 2 coaches) on Saturday mornings .
  • With us the kids learn to swim with and without goggles.
    Please bring a cap, goggles, slippers and a cozy towel.
  • We coach in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Croatian.
  • No lessons during the school holidays of canton Basel-Stadt.

Learning goals Level 1 (Krebs/Seepferd), from 4 years up

  • Secure entry to and exit from the water
  • Submerge head completely, exhaling through the nose
  • floating on the tummy, face down, exhaling through the nose
  • gliding face down, arms extended, exhaling through the nose
  • floating on the back
  • gliding with propulsion of the legs
  • diving fun


Learning goals Level 2 (Frosch/Pinguin)

  • push-off and gliding on the tummy, face down, exhaling through the nose, arms extended
  • push-off and gliding on the back, arms extended
  • flutter kick on the tummy, arms extended
  • flutter kick on the back
  • diving fun
  • somersault under water

    Learning goals Level 3 (Pinguin)

  • propulsion on the tummy with arm movements and flutter kick -> front crawl
  • propulsion on the back with arm movements and flutter kick -> backstroke
  • rolling on the back for breathing
  • propulsion with rolling on the back: two strokes on the tummy, two strokes on the back, each with flutter kick
  • first steps in breaststroke (Eisbär)
  • diving fun

    Learning goals Swimming class Level 4

  • front crawl with coordinated arm/leg movements, breathing to the side
  • backstroke with coordinated arm/leg movements
  • breaststroke arm/leg movements and correct timing for full stroke
  • bodydolphin with extended arms
  • start butterfly with arm and leg movements

    Private lessons for kids from 4 - 12 years

    We also offer private lessons for kids.
    Our highly experienced swim school instructors help your child to learn in a relaxed atmoshpere according to his needs:
    no matter if a very new beginner, a member of a swim team or some level in between, we support your child with knowledge and empathy