Underwater Adventures: Pumpkin Carving Contest

Written by Eric W., Making Waves Swim Instructor The temperature is finally dropping, the leaves have changed, and Halloween is fast approaching! Fall is well and truly here. Personally, I am loving it, Fall is my favorite season. While dropping temperatures may put a hindrance on swimming at the beach, Making Waves Swim Schools has … Continued

Competitive Swimming: The Fun Factor

Written by Eric W., Making Waves Swim Instructor Let’s say your child has mastered all the skills needed for a competitive swimming team and you have accommodated enough time into your schedule to allow them to join a team. They try out and succeed. Congratulations!!! Your child starts going to meets and practices and things … Continued

Competitive Swimming: Swimming Requirements

Written by Eric W., Making Waves Swim Instructor “What does my child need to know to join a swim team?” A child’s age is the determining factor in what is required to join a swim team. Swimming leagues run in even numbered ages and down (6 and under, 8 and under, etc.).  Most swim teams … Continued

Competitive Swimming: The Commitment Factor

Written by Eric W., Making Waves Swim Instructor So far we have talked about the necessity of learning to swim safely and what strokes and skills are required to join a competitive swimming team. Both are extremely important topics but perhaps nothing surprising or unexpected. Next, we’ll discuss something that has very little to do with … Continued

Competitive Swimming: Is My Child Ready?

Written by Eric W., Making Waves Swim Instructor Part 1: Safety First and Other Basics As a swimming instructor for Making Waves, one of the more common questions I get from parents is “Is my child ready for competitive swimming?” Unfortunately, this is not always a straightforward answer.  So for this series of blogs, I … Continued