No 1 Practical Reason For Booking Swimming Crash Courses

Weekly Swimming lessons Vs Crash Courses

This is what a Harvard University’s scientist tells all parents about swimming lessons: all children should have them.

Although swimming lesson are not just for children, a vast majority of people who attend swimming lessons- at least in London-are children aged 0 to 11 years old.

For this reason, leaning to swim programmes are designed to cater for children. Hence, their timetable is designed to be suitable for pre-school and school-aged children. 

Therefore, swim lessons are normally run weekly and duration of each lesson could be anything between 30 mins to 60 mins. Be mindful the classroom lessons at schools  also run based on 30 mins slots. so, 30 minutes lesson is what children are used to hence 30-min swim lessons are very common.

At the same time, over the school holidays like school half-term breaks and longer holidays like Easter and summer, when schools are closed, swim schools also offer crash courses.

What is A Swimming Crash Course?

Swimming crash courses are when swim lessons run on consecutive days and sometimes-in case of long school breaks like summer holidays- on consecutive weeks. So rather than having one lesson every week, you or your child can have swim lessons everyday over a period of one week or two or even three weeks.

Swimming teacher at Blue Wave Swim School in London, U.K

No 1 Reason To Choose Swimming Crash Course

The reality with swimming lessons is that most children only attend one (rarely two) 30 minute lessons per week when they are learning to swim. Parents wonder why learning to swim is so slow,

If your swim school is not offering lessons over school term time, and your child attends EVERY lesson without missing any lessons due to illness or birthday parties, that is 19 hours of swimming per year (39 weeks of 30 mins lesson). 

When you see it like that, it is hardly surprise learning to swim takes time!

Knowing this, and knowing how much practise is required to learn to swim and be good at it, crash courses will help to boost your child’s success and speeds up the learning process greatly. There has been scientific studies which have shown the progression made with having consecutive lessons is more than having weekly lessons.

Swimming Crash Courses Over School Holidays And Half-Term Break

children swimming lessonsTime is really flying and October 2020 half-term break is upon us. That is normally when people, specially parents with school-aged children to start looking into finding activities which could be fun, engaging, active and maybe stimulating.                                                  

This year though, thinking about something to do during school holiday under Tier 2 of restrictions is a bit challenging. 

Swimming indoors during the dark and wet Autumn days could be deeply relaxing and recharging for all ages.

The good news under tier 2 swimming can continue.


Schools 🧑‍🎓

Gyms 🏋️‍♀️

Leisure centres ⛹️‍♂️


Stay open under Tier 2 of restrictions in London

And, organsied sports like swimming and swimming lessons can continue under COVID-secure guidelines.

You can read more in our latest blog which explains how the Tier1,2,3 system of restrictions affect swimming.

So, we cannot wait to dive straight into our crash course swim lessons next Monday (26 Oct) aAspire Centre in Southfields in Wandsworth (SW18).

Still looking into options for keeping your children active over the half-term break?

Why Swimming is a Fantastic Activity over School Holidays

   Fun+ Play+ Learn+ Be Active= Swimming Lessons

Plus, COVID-secure swim lessons are safe and mood-boosting.

What could be more amazing than learning a life skill whilst your child is safely active and, feel fresh and relaxed afterwards! This is how amazing swimming is.

Interested? Simply submit your interest in booking next week crash courses and we’ll contact you.


Hope to see you soon in the pool!

This blog was published on 21 October 2020. Please direct all licensing questions to Marjan Moosavi by emailing

Marjan Moosavi founder of Blue Wave Swim

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