Why Swimming Can Benefit Children Physically and Mentally?

‘Watching a child makes it obvious that the development of his mind comes about through his movements.’ Dr Maria Montessori, Italian educator and physician In October 2015, I attended a conference in London on Child Development in Education run by the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP). INPP has been researching the effects of immaturity in …


  • SHARE:
  • twitter twitter twittertwitter

The Best Age To Start Swimming Lessons For Children

History of Learning to Swim Swimming is a fun sport and a life skill, and it is no wonder that it’s high on most children’s activity lists. Teaching children to swim dates back to early biblical times and it was part of the ancient school programmes in Greek and Roman empires. Roman soldiers had to …


  • SHARE:
  • twitter twitter twittertwitter

Baby Swimming and Toddler Lessons In France – Montessori Inspired Teaching

In May 2015 I had the privilege to be invited to a swim school in France and observe their baby and toddler swimming classes. Established by clinical psychologist Dr Daniel Zylberberg, the classes are now running in several community centres throughout Paris with the programme offered for children who are up to five years old …


  • SHARE:
  • twitter twitter twittertwitter

How Do You Spot a Good Swimming Teacher?

Swimming is a sport that depends upon developing a base level and gaining skills over time. Most people think that, in swimming, you start with teaching and then move onto coaching. However, the reality is that you never stop teaching swimming, since you always have to show swimmers how it’s done correctly when you teach …


  • SHARE:
  • twitter twitter twittertwitter

We are a finalist for the Best Business in SW19

Blue Swim School Goes for a Prestige Award! We are one of the finalists for the ‘Best Business in SW19’ category of Merton Best Business Awards 2015 (organised by Merton Chamber of Commerce) and the only swim school which has become a finalist for this award. The finalists have been picked by a panel of …

  • calendar July 21, 2015
  • calendar Marjan |
  • eyes299

  • SHARE:
  • twitter twitter twittertwitter

Baby Swimming and Toddler Swim Lessons; WHY and HOW they’re done internationally!

I was really surprised when I heard Rebecca Adlington mentioned that although she used to go swimming with her parents and her older sisters alot as a young child, she never did any toddler swim lessons or baby swim classes when she was little. I met 26-year-old Rebecca Adlington, the most successful British Olympic swimmer ever, …


  • SHARE:
  • twitter twitter twittertwitter

Happy 5th Birthday to Blue Wave Swim

Blue Wave Swim School is 5 years old on Sunday 22 Feb. Hurray! Yes, our Birthday is coming up soon! It’s hard to believe but, 5 years has gone by so fast since we had so much fun teaching local children swimming. It is our honour that for 5 years has been spent teaching swimming to children …


  • SHARE:
  • twitter twitter twittertwitter

We are a Truly International Swim School based in South West London!

As we say goodbye to 2014 and prepare to begin teaching and coaching again in January 2015, I thought it appropriate that we take the time to reflect upon on the achievements, highs, lows and lessons of the last 12 months. In 2014, once again, we welcomed children from very different backgrounds and experiences across different …


  • SHARE:
  • twitter twitter twittertwitter