Why Play Has to be Added to Swimming Lessons!

To grow and develop, children need time and space to be active and play safely. Swimming pools could be great environments for children to play freely and mix land-based activities like jumping with water-based activities like swimming. Why Play Matters Sir Ken Robinson, British author, speaker and international advisor on education, once said ‘academic research Read More

Is a 3 year old too Young to Learn to swim?

Learn to Swim AND Starting Kids Young Swimming experts recommend to start children young and these days many parents do! The reason is, learning to swim must always start off by getting used to water and learning to relax in it. The younger a child is, the easier the familiarisation to water will be and Read More

10 Infant and ‘learn-to-swim’ Questions – Answered by Austrian Experts

I’m really excited to be working with two colleagues and swim experts, Anitra Boszotta and Marion Falzeder from Austrian Baby swimming Association (ABA), learn-to-swim experts and baby and toddler specialists, on this blog. Anitra and Marion share some great insights by answering the 10 most frequently infant and ‘learn-to-swim’ questions which parents very often ask.  You Can Also Read this Blog in German 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

Baby Swimming and Toddler Lessons In France – Montessori Inspired Teaching

In May 2015 I had the privilege to be invited to a swim school in France and observe their baby and toddler swimming classes. Established by clinical psychologist Dr Daniel Zylberberg, the classes are now running in several community centres throughout Paris with the programme offered for children who are up to five years old Read More