Learn to swim

Island Swim School Mauritius

ABOUT

Saving lives! Or rather teaching people to be safe in the water while having fun! That’s what we do and what we are passionate about!

Living on an island, surrounded by the beautiful sea, and a fair amount of houses having a pool, it’s hard to imagine that there are so many people who don’t know how to swim. At Island Swim School we want to change that. The earlier you start learning the better, but it’s never too late!

We teach babies as from 6 months old, children of all ages and abilities as well as adults.

Our internationally certified, female swim instructors are there to accompany you every step of the way.

Island Swim School has its own, brand new and dedicated pool facility in Cascavelle (industrial zone, near UBP) and offers lessons in a heated, indoor salt-water pool.

We also rent pool space twice per week in Roches Brunes at a heated, indoor, chlorine pool at a private home.

Island Swim School, a subsidiary of Island Xtreme Ltd., opened its doors in 2016. Affiliated with Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) in the USA and adhering to their proven and constantly reviewed training methods, our instructors are internationally certified and monitored within this program.

 

 

ABOUT

Saving lives! Or rather teaching people to be safe in the water while having fun! That’s what we do and what we are passionate about!

Living on an island, surrounded by the beautiful sea, and a fair amount of houses with pools, it’s hard to imagine that there are so many people who don’t know how to swim. At Island Swim School we want to change that.

The earlier you start learning the better, but it’s never too late!

We teach babies as from 6 months old, children of all ages and abilities

as well as adult non-swimmers.

Our internationally certified swim instructors are there to accompany you

every step of the way.

Island Swim School has its own dedicated pool facility in Cascavelle (industrial zone, near UBP) and offers lessons in a heated, indoor, saltwater pool.

Please see below further details on our courses as well as answers to

frequently asked questions.

Island Swim School, a subsidiary of Island Xtreme Ltd., opened its doors in 2016. Affiliated with Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI) in the USA and adhering to their proven and constantly reviewed training methods, our instructors are internationally certified and monitored within this program.

 

Classes & Memberships

Cascavelle 

Island Swim School just opened its own and dedicated swim school facility in the Cascavelle industrial zone (road parallel to Geoffroy Road, near UBP).

We teach in a heated, indoor, saltwater pool.

Lessons for all age groups are currently available on 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Friday lessons will be added as from November

Memberships 

Monthly course fee per person: Rs. 1,650

Monthly course fee for any additional family member: Rs. 1,350

Registration fee: Rs. 500 per person

One lesson of 30min per week.

There is no fixed course duration and we offer intakes all year round -

subject to availability and always with the beginning of a new month.


There is no standard on how long it takes for a child or adult to learn to swim as this depends a lot on the age, physical abilities, comfort level in the water etc.

Fees are payable in advance and by the 5th of each month. Fees are payable January to December. Cancellations of memberships require one month notice. Registering reserves a place in the swim lesson program. If monthly payments are not made in due time, Island Swim school reserves the right to cancel your membership. As space is limited and instructors contracted, missed lessons cannot be refunded or rescheduled. 

 
 

FAQ

What ages do you teach?
All ages! We have special baby swimming classes for the little ones as from 6 months old, all the way up to adult non-swimmer groups.
Why should a child start swimming that early?
Safety in and around the water is reason number one, but research also shows that swimming has a positive influence on children's cognitive, physical and mental development as well as on their social skills.
Where do you teach?
Our own facility in Cascavelle (industrial zone) in a heated indoor pool. 

Will you expand to other regions?
Unfortunately not in the near future. Please register to our newsletter.
We announce it there should future possibilities arise.

Do you offer private lessons?
Please send us an e-mail to hello@islandswimschool.net
Please specify age group, number of children, region and if a pool facility is available.
Do you offer trial lessons?
As it is normal for children to be a bit hesitant in the first lesson (considering the fact that it's a new environment and new teachers), we highly recommend to give your child a bit of time and allow them to progress in their own time. We therefore don't have trial lessons, but you are also not bound by long-term contracts.
I'm on the waiting list. What does that mean?
We try to accommodate you and your children at a day/time convenient to your agenda, but as we teach in small groups, your preferred class might be fully booked. If you leave us your phone number, we'll contact you as soon as a suitable space becomes available.
How long does it take to get a space?
Unfortunately we can't answer this question. A space becomes available, only if a child leaves our group. As we don't have a fixed course duration and offer intakes all year round, we can't give a time-frame, but we try our very best to find a solution for you as soon as possible.
Parents in the pool? I don't know how to swim...
No worries! Children up to the age of 2.5 years will have to be accompanied in the water by a parent. We will work in the shallow end of the pool where you can stand and our instructors are there to help you. 
We also offer adult swimming lesson in case you would like to learn to swim ;-)
Are Dads allowed in the pool as well?
Yes, it will be mixed classes. 
Which language are the classes taught in?
Our team speaks English, French, Creole, German, Afrikaans ... :-) We always have two instructors in the pool and try our best to organize to teach in English & French simultaneously.
What to bring for the first lesson?
  • Appropriate swim wear, meaning a properly fitting bathing suit for girls and shorts + top for boys. Most parents, especially of our younger children, opt for one-piece swimsuits (pants + top in one). No bikinis, swim wear that's too large or street wear please. Same also goes for the parents.
  • Children who are not potty trained need to wear swimming diapers. Same are available in all bigger super markets or directly at the Swim School.
  • Swimming caps for the student as well as for the accompanying parent if you'll be in the pool. Swimming caps are available for sale at the Swim School.
  • Towel and warm clothes to wear after the lesson
  • Island Swim School supplies all other swimming equipment such as pool noodles, kick-boards or life-jackets.
Are the children allowed to wear goggles?
We would prefer if they don't, until they learn how to swim. It is important for them to get used to the feeling of having some water in their eyes. We pay highest attention to the pool chemistry in order to avoid irritations of the eyes. If you choose to buy goggles, please invest into good quality ones.
Goggles for children are available for sale at the Swim School.

Be safe in the water

& have fun!

Learn to swim!

CONTACT

Getting Here:

Directions when coming from Beau Songes:

  • Turn right into Geoffroy Road

  • Take 1st street right after UBP (at BCE sign) 

  • Take 1st street left

  • Follow the road

  • Island Swim School will be on your right hand side

Our Address:

Geoffroy Road

Cascavelle Industrial Zone

Mauritius

Phone:

+230 59728909 

Please send us a message on WhatsApp. We are most likely in the pool and teaching :-) We'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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