Swimming Certificates and Badges Explained

There are well over 5,000 publicly accessible swimming pools in England and swimming is England’s most popular mass participation sport. 2.5 million people swimming at least once a week! No wonder two third of primary schoolchildren in England take swim lessons. It could be school swim lessons part of school curriculum or at swim schools …


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How To Put on A Swim Cap for Your Child!

Learn How To Put a Swim Cap on for your child before Swim Lesson Your child is desperate to get in the swimming pool and lesson is about to start but, you are struggling with the swim cap and just keep trying to pull the cap over the head without any success! The swim cap …


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The Real Benefits of Baby Swimming!

Benefits of Baby Swimming for Babies And Parents Finding time to do everything is a big challenge these days and picking the best activities to do for your little ones isn’t always easy. But knowing which activity to do to get the most benefits, can make all the difference. When your baby isn’t old enough to walk, it is …


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When Is My Child Going to Swim?

Very often, after a term or two of swimming lessons, parents start asking their kid’s swim teacher this question:‘when is my child going to swim?’. Although there are so many ways that people imagine and define ‘swimming’, normally what most parents mean by ‘swimming’ is when their kids can move their arms, kick their legs …


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Never Too Late to Learn to Swim: Adult Swimming

Why Adult Swimming Lessons? At our swim school, we regularly get enquiries about our private adult swim lessons. This is a typical statement that we hear from adults who are looking for private adult swim lessons: “I am 40 year old male afraid of water. Want to learn swimming to overcome my fear and enjoy …


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How can I teach my own child to swim?

Ask the coach! The most frequently ‘learn to swim’ questions answered- Question #1 Parents often ask how they can teach their own child to swim. Sometimes teaching swimming looks so easy, even to those who are not good swimmers themselves. Do you really need a swim teacher and pay for swim lessons for your child to …

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How to Help Anxious Children To Swim

Anxious Child In Swimming Lessons Anxiety in the water for a child learning to swim can be a common problem but the ways this anxiety manifests can vary. A swim teacher once asked for guidance with a particular concern. She had a toddler who kept having poop accidents during her swimming lessons. After the third …


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How Long Will It Take To Learn to Swim?

A competent swimmer is a swimmer who travels in water independently, smoothly and efficiently with good technique. Swimming can look really easy when one watches good swimmers, but it is actually very technical. If you have been watching any TV coverage of 2017 FINA World Championships which is on now, you know what I mean. Swimming …


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5 Water-Safety Tips For Your Summer Holidays

With warmer weather and school holidays on the horizon, most families have already started planning their summer trips. More likely you will be spending your summer break somewhere warm with an easy access to a nice swimming pool or sandy beaches or a lake or river-your family will be around water. Water is fun and …


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Building Happy & Life-long Swimmers – French Style!

My journey to discover how Blue Wave Swim School’s learn-to-swim programme and children swimming could continue to improve took me to Paris recently.  Attending the French Federation for Aquatic Activities for Early-Years & Leisure (FAAEL) ’s 35th anniversary international congress in April  was a great opportunity to deepen my understanding about the French approach children …


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