Top Learning to Swim Tips for Parents!

Positive language, water confidence, formal swimming lessons and patience are the key to help your child with swimming. Parental Positive Language It’s no-brainer but, using positive words and being enthusiastic about swimming as a parent is very helpful to your child. When your child starts his/her swimming adventure, whether it’s through visiting your local swimming …

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Easter, Love & Compassion! Bonding with Your Child

Easter it’s one of the most sought-after holidays in Europe and it’s also the time to think about love and show your compassion A religious holiday- to celebrate the day Christ has risen-which coincides with nature’s rebirth in the Northern Hemisphere by the arrival of Spring. Schools are on a long break so, kids are …

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Best Swimming Books for Toddlers and Pre-schoolers

Swimming Books Help Parents and Children The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~Dr. Seuss These days a parent could offer their young child storytime with a picture book as well as by playing an audiobook or with an animated film or just …


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Benefits of Swimming Classes for Kids

Swimming is a great activity and provides children to have fun and be active at the same time. However, kids get to the point to be able to enjoy swimming specially family swims, they have to learn how to be comfortable in the water, enjoy water-based activities and swim with confidence. That is where swimming …


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Why Play Has to be Added to Swimming Lessons!

To grow and develop, children need time and space to be active and play safely. Swimming pools could be great environments for children to play freely and mix land-based activities like jumping with water-based activities like swimming. Why Play Matters Sir Ken Robinson, British author, speaker and international advisor on education, once said ‘academic research …


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Love Swimming on Valentine’s Day! Why Water Lovers Are Healthier

Do you love swimming? You should and here’s why! Hope you had a fabulous Valentine’s day, and it was filled with beautiful flowers, chocolate and interesting presents. But, Valentine’s day is a very good occasion to talk about swimming. Are you wondering why? Because firstly, swimming and love benefit us in similar ways and secondly, learning …


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Swimming and Raising Happy Children

Can Swimming Make Children More Happy? This week (4-10 February 2019) is Children’s Mental Health Week. Regardless of age, Mental health is an important part of our overall health and these days parents pay a great deal of attention to their children’s happiness. A happy child is active and expresses positive emotions and feelings at …


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Explaining England Swimming Certificate and Badge System

Did you know that swimming is England’s most popular mass participation sport with 2.5 million people swimming at least once a week? In the light of that and the fact that there are well over 5,000 publicly accessible swimming pools in England it makes it surprising that a third of primary schoolchildren in England and …


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Baby Swimming Lessons; The Icelandic Way

Visiting the famous Baby Swimming School in Iceland Visiting other swim schools to learn from others and share best practice in baby swimming approaches has always been part of our development at Blue Wave Swim School in London. So when I was in Iceland in October to attend the bi-annual Nordic Baby Swimming Conference, I jumped at …


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Benefits of Infant Swimming at the Nordic Baby Swimming Conference 2018

“The closest thing to mindfulness”, Iceland’s president extols the benefits of Baby Swimming I’ve attended 20 swimming conferences over the last 10 years in six different countries. But this year’s Nordic Baby Swimming Conference held in Selfoss, Iceland was a first. A first in that one of the speakers was none other than the country’s president! …


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