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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What’s the Best Age for a Child to Begin Swimming Lessons?

History of Learning to Swim Swimming is a fun sport and a life skill, and it is no wonder that it’s high on most children’s activity lists. Teaching children to swim dates back to early biblical times and it was part of the ancient school programmes in Greek and Roman empires. Roman soldiers had to …


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When Swimming Pools Will Open And Lessons Start After Lockdown in England?

Lockdown Easing, Schools Returning and Talks About Swimming  After 11 weeks of COVID-19 lockdown, as we started month of June, some restrictions are lifted in England. Non-essential shops are allowed to re-open and some primary school children have returned or will be returning to schools. It’s hoped all primary school children can return to schools …

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Dryland Exercises For Young Swimmers in Lockdown

‘We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.’ ~Aristotle We are in week 8 of lockdown and it has not been easy for any of us! Our daily lives have been limited to our homes and the scariest part of the lockdown is the formation of bad habits. …


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Do Swim Teachers Need To Be in Water for their Swim Lessons?

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Why and How Children Can Stay Active in Lockdown

Children and Staying Active in Lockdown The spread of COVID-19 has resulted in the heartbreaking closure of all schools, swimming pools and leisure centres, and the cancellation or indefinite suspension of children’s activities. Hence, the children’s routine and day-to-day life have been impacted significantly. All schools across the UK closed as of 19 March 2020 …


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Swim Lessons Cancelation due to Coronavirus

The spread of Coronavirus in the U.K and Around the World! It is a very strange time! It is unlikely anyone has experienced anything like the recent spread of Coronavirus which we have been witnessing in the first quarter of 2020. The speed of changes is mind-blowing. It’s safe to say, you don’t even know …

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Blue Wave Swim & Business Awards 2019

Blue Wave Swim School recognised again in 2019 at the Best Business Awards We’re more than a good swim school; we’re the best in the business! Blue Wave Swim School was the finalist for three awards in Wimbledon and Wandsworth. Let’s find out more. When you run a business like Blue Wave Swim School, teaching …


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Guide to Swimming Lessons for Children With Autism

What is Autism? Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) incorporates a group of neurodevelopmental disorders causing impaired communication skills and social skills and behavioural challenges. ASD affects how people communicate and interact with the world. Until recently, experts talked about different types of autism, such as autistic disorder or Asperger’s syndrome. But now they are all …


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Happy World Teachers’ Day To All Swim Teachers

  Since 1994, 5 October has been named the World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. Unesco’s statement for World Teacher’s Day includes : ‘…,we  celebrate  the  work  of  dedicated  teachers  around  the  world  who continue to strive every day to ensure that …

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Tips to Understand Baby’s Body Language In Swimming

How Do Parents and Babies Communicate? Attending parent and baby swimming lessons is part of modern parenting in the 21 century. With scientific evidence confirming many benefits of baby swimming, communication and reading the ‘needs’ and ‘wants’ of a non-verbal child in the swimming pool enviroument could be a puzzle for many specially new parents. …


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Benefits of Swimming

It’s summertime, so everyone everywhere is swimming. Swimming is great fun and a good way to stay cool and fresh when the weather is hot and sunny. Swimming for leisure and water safety are definitely the main reasons parents sign their children up for swimming lessons but, you would be amazed to hear that there …


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