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Baby Swimming - General Information

What do we do in our baby swimming programs?

The baby and toddler swimming programs of Family Athletic Club Ydria focus on adapting to water and learning the basic skills of swimming, and include lifesaving and rescue instructions for parents and children.

In our programs we place great emphasis on the personality of each child, to create a positive climate without pressure and focus on learning based in play. Each teacher configures the educational program according to the character and abilities of the young students, and each child is treated as unique.

To achieve this goal, the participation of parents/attendees is very important, since they are actually helping the child to learn under the guidance of experienced and qualified coaches.

Baby swimming lessons start from the age of 6 months and take place once a week for half an hour.

Each group includes 5-8 children with their parents and always features an instructor in the pool.

Toddlers from the age of 30 to 36 months and older enter the pool on their own and join the group with the presence and supervision of an instructor in the pool.


What documents are needed?

To participate in infant and toddler swimming programs, it is necessary to present medical certificates which certify that the people concerned are healthy and able to participate in the lesson. Requirements:

For children:

  • Certification by a pediatrician
  • 3 identity photos

For the guardians:

  • Certification by a dermatologist, physician and gynecologist for the mother
  • Certification by a dermatologist and physician for the father

Both for children's safety and your own, it is necessary to provide the certificates before the start of the course.


What equipment is needed?

To attend baby swimming courses, it is necessary to use special equipment.

For children:

  • Baby swimsuit
  • Special waterproof diaper (swim nappies)
  • Towel or baby bathrobe
  • Waterproof slippers for children when walking
  • Swimming cap for older children

For adult attendants:

  • Swimsuit
  • T-shirt
  • Bathrobe
  • Waterproof slippers


Where are courses are offered?

O.A.K.A. – Indoor Swimming Pool

Address: Indoor Pool – Olympic Stadium, Maroussi (Athens)
Program Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00am - 20:30pm, Saturday 9:00am - 14:00pm (lessons are half an hour)
Phone: 6974-02-66-81 (hours: 10:00am - 20:00pm Monday - Friday and Saturday: 9:00am - 14:00pm)


Pallini – Ellinogermaniki Agogi

Address: Platanos 5, Pallini, Attica
Program Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 17:00pm - 20:30pm and Saturday 9:00am - 14:00pm (lessons are half an hour)
Phone: 6982-11-98-55 and 210-817678-1 and 2 (hours: 17:30pm- 20:00pm and Saturday 9:00am - 14:00pm)



How can I learn more about baby swimming programs?

See our list of frequently asked questions, read about the benefits of baby swimming, or contact us for more information.