Health and nutrition

It is about 5 months since Mattheos started baby swimming. We follow the classes on Sunday and since then our weekends have become much more fun for all of us! As Sunday is approaching, Mattheos cannot wait to dive in the pool. Baby swimming is an activity that has contributed to the physical and psychological development of our child and has strengthened our bond with him. Even though he also started going to the kinder garden, we noticed that he gets sick less and less often! In addition, swimming has increased his appetite and he now eats more without making feeding difficult for us!

 Evi B.

Baby swimming and baby body fatigue

We had been thinking of trying baby swimming since a very long time and when we mentioned it to our pediatrician, child neurologist and physiotherapist (due to the special condition of our little daughter), they were all more than positive!

Of course, lessons turned out to be as good as we thought they would and we immediately knew we made the right choice.  Our little one was thrilled! Her participation, responsiveness and cooperation with Nicolas were every time more and more impressive. The combination of physiotherapy and baby swimming strengthened her body and posture. It is after all well known that swimming is the best exercise.

The always smiling and helpful Christina and the warm environment they have created, shows how much they love what they are doing. It is no coincidence that in such a short time they accomplished so much!

As two parents that always look for the best for they child, we definitely recommend you to enroll to the baby swimming lessons.

Katerina M.

Swimming and playing become one!

We recommend this baby swimming programme because it strengthens children’s immune system and allows them to spend time with their parents in a creative way. It also contributes to their socialization and teaches them how to function into small groups and follow the rules.

Our daughter started when she was 6 months and now that she is almost 2 years old, she feels very comfortable in the water and looks forward to every class. Thanks to the methodical approach of our coach Nicolas, swimming and playing have become one!

The parents of Konstantina


Since he was born, I wanted him to become a swimmer!

I had some general information about baby swimming from friends in Athens and various magazines. When my little boy was four months old, I started eagerly looking for swimming programmes that would be suitable for his first contact with the water. Unfortunately, I realized that Thessaloniki was not as progressed as Athens. There were only two baby swimming programmes, but one was too far away and the other one, to which I ended up as I didn’t have any other option, classes were taking place in the premises of a very big local sport team.

Fortunately, however, on a sunny day in September 2011, a smiling girl offered me a flyer asking me if I had heard about baby swimming. She informed me about Ichtheis, a new programme with a vision, the facilities of which were in a central hotel of the city. She told me that I could visit their premises and get to know them better. Being really curious, I went to visit them immediately, as it was in the very center of the Thessaloniki, in Egnatia Palace Hotel!

My surprise was really big! The smiling members of Ichtheis made me feel very happy and welcomed. The atmosphere in the pool area was very calming, as the lessons were accompanied by relaxing music that soothes the children. Courses are always conducted in small groups of 4, something very important both for the children and the parents who participate in it. There is always a changing table and a locker available, while toilets, showers and dressing rooms are extremely clean. As for the forgetful mothers, there are always caps, flip flops and all the essentials for the hygiene of the baby. Our coach, Nicolas, is very gifted and our little ones adore him. Most importantly, he is very qualified and he always has new ideas, zest and zeal for his work!

As for the benefits of baby swimming, I don’t know where to start! The fact that it has increased the mobility of our son is the least I can say! It has also improved the quality of his sleep and boosted his immune system, so we now see our beloved pediatrician less often. For all these reasons, I decided without hesitation to also send my 5-month old daughter to Ichtheis and share this experience with you!

Giorgos & Eleni