Baby Swimming The Icelandic Way

Visiting the famous Snorri’s Baby Swimming School 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 the chance Read More

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 Read More

Happy Father’s Day To All Swimming Dads

Father’s Day is on June 18th this year. It’s the one day a year when we celebrate fatherhood. At Blue Wave Swim School, we don’t really think it’s enough. Dads have busy lives. They deserve to be spoiled a little bit more often. In fact, we believe at every weekend we should have a ‘Father’s Read More

Building Happy & Life-long Swimmers – French Style!

My journey to discover how Blue Wave Swim School’s learn-to-swim programme 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 learn-to-swim approach. Some of the Read More

Learning to Swim, Austrian Style

Embracing the idea of continuously improving our teaching practices and the learning environment for our swimmers is one of our core values here at Blue Wave Swim School. There are many different ways of doing this but peer-observation is my favourite method. Connecting with experts and sharing ideas and skills is the best way to Read More