Safe Swimming While Traveling

Safe Swimming While Traveling This is a topic that as an instructor I get a variety of questions about. Everything from the mundane to quite serious safety concerns. For this blog, I will strive to address most of them. I think that the logical order to answering these questions would be starting with the most … Continued

Beyond the Basics: Scuba Diving

Let’s pretend, for just a moment, that you are snorkeling along a coral reef. Swimming along the surface watching the beautiful marine life below, you want to go deeper to take a close look. Holding your breath, you swim down to take a closer look at the fish playing amongst the coral. However, after a … Continued

A Swimmer’s Guide to Healthy Skin and Hair Series: Part 1

A Swimmer’s Guide to Healthy Skin and Hair Series: Part 1 – Simply Water Everyone’s seen or felt the damage of spending time in the pool or the ocean when at the beach: split ends, brittle hair, skin redness or irritation, even rashes. Proper hair and skin care is essential for even the casual swimmer, … Continued

Beyond the Basics: Snorkeling

One of the questions I most frequently receive as an instructor is “What is the next level?” or “What is the next step after swimming classes?”. Obviously becoming a safe swimmer is everyone’s first priority but what comes after? Learning safe swimming is like learning basic arithmetic in school. It’s enough to get by but … Continued

How Do Private Swim Lessons Save You Money?

Growing up, I often heard the statement, “Practice makes perfect.” Now that I am a husband, parent, and supportive friend, I’ve found that I can’t disagree more with that old statement. Instead, I’ve come to firmly believe that “Practice makes progress.” I apply this principle in my daily life, but it has also been a … Continued

Swim Gear: How to choose the right PFD (Personal Flotation Device)

Swim Gear: How to choose the right PFD (Personal Flotation Device) When it comes to being in the water, safety is key. Whatever fun water activities you have planned, personal flotation devices (PFDs) are an important part of preparing for water adventures and are absolutely essential for any excursion that involves a boat, kayaks, or … Continued

Swim Gear: Choosing the Right Swimsuit Material

Swim Gear: Choosing the Right Swimsuit Material Everyone likes finally finding that perfect swimsuit–just the right color or pattern, and holds up well after hours of swim time. When it comes to picking the right swimsuit, the options can be dizzying! There are many different kinds of materials, blends, and fits, not to mention cut … Continued

Swim Lessons | Client Testimonials: Varun

Swim Team? No Thanks. Water Polo Is More My Speed After moving from Connecticut to New Jersey, Sindhu and Ajay Kumar looked for a place for their 5-year-old son, Varun, to take swim lessons. They signed him up for group lessons, but there wasn’t much progress. “There were always at least five or six children … Continued

Swim Gear: How to Choose Goggles

Written by Eric W., Making Waves Swim Instructor Everything You Need to Know About Goggles …and possibly something you don’t want to know too. Goggles, goggles, goggles. What are they? How do they work? What size should I get? What kind should I get? What brand should I get? Do I or my child even … Continued

Swim Lessons | Client Testimonials: Fabian

For the Salam Family, Learning to Swim Has Been Life-Changing When Fabian Salam showed up for his first Making Waves swim lesson at age 3, he was terrified of the water. He was very nervous and reserved. According to swim instructor Eric Wembacher, this is common for a new swim student, especially a child as … Continued