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

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