Children who are 3 years old and above, could join our lessons which don’t require their parents to be in water with them. For our group lessons, children are grouped based on their swimming abilities. See below for information about different stages of our group lessons.
Pre-School (3-5 year old) Beginners
Suitable for children aged 3 to 5 years old.
These classes offer children their first experience in the water without a parent.
Beginners lessons are about teaching the basic skills of swimming (fundamentals); safe entry, kicking, floatation on front and back, balancing body in water and breath control.
To join these classes, a child should be happy to be in the water and ready to follow instructions from a swim teacher.
In these classes children are expected to participate in both group and individually-based water activities.
These classes are NOT suitable for children who are nervous about getting in water independently or swimming without their parents.
Ability to understand and follow instructions from a swim teacher is a must for all children who join our group lessons.
Suitable for children who are 5 years old and above.
This class is for non-swimmers but, to join beginners group lessons, a child should be happy to be in the water. This class is NOT suitable for children who are nervous when they are in and around water.
Unable to perform skills mentioned below for the beginners+ classes.
Suitable for children who are:
confident in water and can travel in the water up to 5 meters on front and back without touching the bottom of the pool (it doesn’t have to be done with a recognisable swim stroke).
happily put face in water and blow bubbles and able to voluntarily submerge (take head under the water).
Can get into the water and exist from the pool safely and confidently.
Make a supervised jump in the water to an adult with or without support.
Able to kick both on front AND back holding a float (at least 10 meters).
Suitable for for children who:
can swim 8-10 meters Front Crawl and Backstroke (strokes should be recognisable but not fully polished)
Able to Push off from the pool side & Glide both on front and back and kick (flutter kicks) strongly at least for 8 meters.
Children should be able to jump and/or dive safely (either from sitting or standing position) and confidently in the deep end of the pool.
Picking up objects from bottom of the pool confidently.
Should be happy to travel at least 8-10 meters in the deep end of the pool (where they cannot touch the bottom of the pool) without any floatation objects.
Suitable For children who:
Can swim 25 meters Front Crawl and Backstroke with good technique as well as performing Breaststroke and dolphin (butterfly) kicks.
Can dive safely as well as treading and sculling water for at least 30 seconds.
Can swim at least 50 meter continuously with recognisable swimming strokes (i.e, 25 meter of Front Crawl and 25 meter of Backstroke).
Suitable For children who:
Can swim at least 25 meters Front Crawl, Backstroke and Breaststroke with very good techniques.
Can swim at least 100 meter continuously with recognisable swimming strokes (could be mixture of strokes).
Can swim 15-25 meters of Butterfly.
Can dive with good technique in the deep end of the pool.
Can perform surface dives and pick objects up from the bottom of the pool in depth more than 2.00 m.
Adult Swimming lessons
Interested in Adult Swim Lessons? We provide swimming lessons for adults on private basis.
My son has been going to swimming lessons at Blue Wave in Wimbledon for a few years now and thoroughly enjoys it. The teaching is great and the lessons well run. Helps to prepare him for when we finally get to go on holiday again!
My son went to improve his swimming technique and found his instructor very helpful, very kind and patient. The school itself is very welcoming and feels safe for all the children who go there. I would highly recommend it.
My son is 4 years-old and we were looking for weekend swimming classes in a nice environment that could bring good results. After some research we chose Blue Wave Swim. Our son has been having private lessons since the end of 2018 and he is progressing very well. We believe the professionalism of the team, the clean and tidy infrastructure, and the good care of the management are contributing for his development and confidence in the water. Thank you very much Blue Wave Swim!
I am grateful to Marjan and her team at Blue Wave Swim for their hard work and for promoting happiness and enjoyment in swimming. It is amazing to watch the lessons, see the attention, the encouragement and the support the children receive. I have been impressed with my daughters’ progress and the fact that they love attending their classes and learning a vital life skill. Thank you very much. Great job!
My daughter, who is now 7 years old, started with blue wave two years back and we have been very happy with her progress at the school. Initially we started with group lessons but once she got comfortable in water we moved her to semi private lessons, which made a lot of difference in her ability to learn swimming. As part of the smaller group she is better bonded with other children in the group and gets more attention from the swimming instructor, which is helping her advance her swimming skills. During her 2 years with blue wave, swimming instructors for my daughter have changed and while continuity in learning was maintained, I think this could have been managed better. Needless to say, she still goes and enjoys her time here and looks forward to her class every week. Overall we are very pleased with Blue Wave and would recommend them without any hesitation.
Highly recommend this swimming school. My daughter has been attending since she was 1 years old and she loves it. The teachers are very good with children and my daughter, who is now 4 years old is very confident in the water.
I’d like to thank Marjan and her team in particular Darren who has developed my 5 year old daughter Millie over the last 2 years into a confident young swimmer. It takes time to develop this confidence and having two older children who also went to Blue wave I know how important it is not to rush the childs development of confidence in the water.
My daughter loves swimming! Since attending Blue Wave Swim School lessons her water confidence is high and that gives us peace of mind when she is playing near water. The staff are fantastic and the lessons are fun!
Our children, now ages 9 and 7, have been taking lessons with Blue Wave since early 2017. They have made great progress with their swimming skills. We have been very impressed with the teaching and personalised attention both children have received. Best of all they enjoy and look forward to their lessons. The location is also convenient for Wimbledon residents.