Below are some of our frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Where are your lessons held?
We run lessons across a range of pools in Chester, Wrexham, Ellesmere, Delamere and Macclesfield. Please use the ‘Venues’ drop-down menu to find out more about our venues.
What if my child is ill will we be able to reschedule a session?
We are unable to offer alternative lessons for minor illness, however, should your child have a prolonged illness or as often happens a limb is broken we are happy to offer a credit for missed lessons which can be used for the next term.
What can I do to get my baby/small child ready for lessons?
A really easy way to get your little ones ready for swimming lessons can be through some everyday bath time fun. Using a little watering can and sprinkling it over your child’s head is a good way to get them used to the splashes in the pool environment. Another excellent way to get them comfortable with water being on their faces is to practice to blowing a few bubbles in the bath water through their nose or mouth. You can demonstrate first and they will soon follow and start having fun too! Family trips to the swimming pool are also great for getting the children accustomed to the swimming pool environment so they can be comfortable in their surroundings on their first day.
What are the term dates and how long is a term?
We have 4 terms each made up of 12 weeks which means we run swimming lessons 48 weeks of the year without a summer break. This makes us different from other swim schools because we provide children with that important continuity which they need for developing their ability in the pool.
What age do you take children from?
At Making Waves we are really enthusiastic about getting children swimming from an early age. Swimming is a very important skill to have and at the same time it provides a great way to keep fit and have lots of fun too! The ASA recommends children start in the water at 6 months old. Making Waves are currently taking children from the age of three.
How much are the lessons and do I need to pay in advance?
The first lesson with Making Waves is always free. We invite you to come along and see what we do. Once you’re convinced that we’re right for you we take payment in full for each term. Lesson rates vary dependent on pool so please contact Bob for more details.
How do I pay?
We use direct debits powered by GoCardless. Find out more on this page.
Can I come along to see what you do?
Parents and little swimmers are always welcome to come along and see what we do. Having the opportunity to see some of our lessons in action and chat to our teachers and parents will help you see if we are right for you. Call Bob or Kate to let them know you will be dropping by and we will look forward to seeing you there!
Do you operate a badge scheme?
We believe that all Making Waves children should be rewarded for the big effort they put into their swimming lessons. This is why we follow the ASA Learn to Swim Programme which is a great scheme to clearly monitor the development of each child whilst at the same time providing incentives and rewards to the young swimmers.