“A man is not learned until he can read, write and swim” ~ Plato
Marjan Moosavi founded Blue Wave Swim School in February 2010 following decades of experience in sports science, coaching and teaching swimming. Marjan has been a
Swim England (former ASA) qualified swimming teacher and coach since 1995 and she is an award-winning blogger and in 2018 and 2019 is named one of the top 10 U.K swimming bloggers. Marjan loves educating parents about the benefits of swimming which goes above and beyond swimming pool and enjoys bringing the best practices from all over the world to her swim school.
You can read a lot about what I think about how swimming should be taught in my blogs. But, in short, I believe everyone can learn to swim, but, everybody is different and everyone learns at their own pace. Many years of academic research in the field of learning and child psychology, in addition to decades of experience of teaching swimming has proven to me that not even twins learn at the same pace.
I strongly believe that teachers need to have different approaches to deal with different learners and specially for children one size does NOT necessarily fit all. I genuinely believe the biggest part of quality teaching is the actual teacher. More than two decades of teaching and meeting hundreds of teachers and instructors over my career, I know the learning experience is highly dictated by the quality of the teachers.
My time is dedicated to being truly an expert and to ensuring my swim teachers are, too. I think all teachers should feel a massive duty to be the best at teaching, and I’ve dedicated the majority of my time to the teaching aspect of my swim school, doing further training around the world. I hold several additional certifications in teaching and coaching swimming including ‘baby and toddler’ specialist and teaching people with special needs.
So, I pride myself on the fact that I spend a great deal of time and energy into having the best possible teaching team and bring the best teaching practices from all over the world to my swim school.
All of Blue Wave Swim School’s instructors have a well-recognised swimming teaching qualification, they have a zest for learning and they are enthusiastic and committed to delivering the best swim lessons for all of our swimmers.
So, from babies all the way through to adults, we want to enthuse everybody to learn to love the water, be able to swim and get better at it.
We offer swimming lessons for babies from 4 months of age and upwards and cater for different swimming abilities, from novice to advanced swimmers. A wide range of class options; group, private and semi-private in southwest of London to suit different learners.
We believe in being consistently excellent, and our quality of teaching and positive experience should be the reasons for parents to choose us.
We have adapted the Swim England’s ‘learn-to-swim’ pathway and have developed it even further to create a clear progression route for all of our learners.
Our philosophy is firstly to establish core and basic aquatic skills before attempting to developing efficient stroke technique and then later developing a wider range of aquatic competences like diving.
We can take every child from a complete beginner stage to pre-competitive level of swimming. Through the different stages of our programme, your child will continue to progress regardless of his/her age so, your child doesn’t have to leave our school after reaching a certain age or swimming ability.
We group students based on their abilities and age groups. We care about the quality of our swimming lessons and keep our class sizes small.
Our enthusiastic and qualified swim teachers have the ability and expertise to select and apply different teaching methods to create the best learning enviroument for every child.
We strongly believe that the initial swimming learning experience is very important and that is why we have structured lessons with clear goals to teach even the basic swimming skills correctly and thoroughly right from the very start.