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Smart Fish Method Using Math Skill Games as a Reward for Good Effort

* SFM GRADE 6 students, (Learn-To-Swim graduates under the age of 4), may not progress in Stroke Skill Development as quickly and with as much refinement as students who are older.

* Therefore, blend in time at this level helping them learn non-swim educational skills & other useful lessons that all fall under the heading of “LEARNING HOW TO LEARN.”

* ONE-TO-ONE CORRESPONDENCE is a foundational math skill for preschoolers …and they learn that the number goes with the object, or the number goes with the time.

* … so you can ask them how many Train Whistle Pulls they want or assign them a certain number of points for a good swim. Then help them count that exact number as they “toot their horn.”

* When they count “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10”, they first learn it by rote memory. They are just learning THE SEQUENCE OF NUMBERS or SEQUENCING….not the significance of each number.

* Many young children have memorized the number words in the proper order, but sometimes do not yet understand the concept of one-to-one correspondence. For example, they might say “1,2,3,4,5″ but skip an object. Or, they count an object twice.

* When teaching an actual lesson… divide up these ideas of teaching math skills as a series of short rewards throughout the lesson… or throughout a series of lessons.I am not suggesting that you take this much time for it during one single lesson.

* These young pool prodigies typically need frequent reward breaks while repetitively practicing their stroke drills. It is ideal if you can link activities like this with what they are practicing in the pool… like counting their laps with the number of puzzle pieces they put on the board or with beads on a counting frame.

* Notice that Eli accidentally misscounted on the ONE-TO-ONE CORRESPONDENCE game of matching the count with the object. This is an example of the usefulness of this activity.

* Interaction like this will enhance your relationship with the child. Preschoolers enjoy this subject and think of it as play, so they are happy to have this as a reward for good swim lesson effort. They also love to show-off how SMART they are.

* When you praise them for it, you build their self-confidence and self-esteem. The positivity from this will help in your efforts to inspire them to cooperate with you when you teach them swim skills, as well.

* If the kids can stay engaged and focused on learning during their breaks, it will be easier to reel them back into the next swim drill you ask them to do. Play activities like jumping and sliding are good, but they can also be distracting to the structure of the lesson. It would be wise to save activities like that for the end of a good lesson.

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Smart Fish Method ROLL SEA OTTER to SUNFISH is now a Conditioned Response

“A CONDITIONED RESPONSE or REFLEX is some action or feeling that you learn to do in response to a specific situation or stimulus.”

“PATTERNING is the forming of fixed ways of behaving or of doing things by constantly repeating something.”

“PATTERNING is simply a factor of:

1) Recognition. 2) Repetition. 3) Layering.”

* The progression is best described as a series of “LAYERS” instead of “Steps” that involve unique ways to teach, assist, and use teaching aids.

* The teachers must RECOGNIZE or know and trust the progression & REPETITIVELY PRACTICE the routines because Repetition = Mastery for both teacher & student.

* Keep in mind that this path towards becoming an independent, confident swimmer is best described as a RAMP, and it doesn’t always incline.

* There may be apparent regressions, but those are mainly due to behavioral, emotional, and cooperation issues… not regressions in skill.

* In order for this toddler to have learned to turn over and float by himself so well, he started out practicing the ERRORLESS INTRODUCTION to it.

* SEA OTTER Layer 1: Head-up Roll-Over into a Back Float (Full Teacher Assist + Teaching Aid Assist)

* SEA OTTER Layer 2: Submerge… then Roll-Over & Back Float (Full Teacher Assist + Teaching Aid Assist)

* SEA OTTER Layer 3: Submerge… then Roll-Over & Back Float (Partial Teacher Assist + Teaching Aid Assist)

* SEA OTTER Layer 4: Submerge… then Roll-Over & Back Float ( Teaching Aid Assist only)

* SEA OTTER Layer 5: Submerge… then Roll-Over & Back Float (INDEPENDENTLY) * Even better than just KNOWING THE SKILL is that this is a CONDITIONED REFLEX. He rolls to float automatically when he feels like he’s falling or entering a large body of water, without thinking about it.

Posted in Baby Swimming Benefits, Baby Swimming Video, Infant Swimming Video, Kids Swimming Benefits, Swimming Benefits

Smart Fish Method Using Math Skill Games as a Reward for Good Effort

* Smart Fish Method (Baby Swimming Lesson) GRADE 6 students, (Learn-To-Swim graduates under the age of 4), may not progress in Stroke Skill Development as quickly and with as much refinement as students who are older.

* Therefore, blend in time at this level helping them learn non-swim educational skills & other useful lessons that all fall under the heading of “LEARNING HOW TO LEARN.”

* ONE-TO-ONE CORRESPONDENCE is a foundational math skill for preschoolers …and they learn that the number goes with the object, or the number goes with the time.

* … so you can ask them how many Train Whistle Pulls they want or assign them a certain number of points for a good swim. Then help them count that exact number as they “toot their horn.”

* When they count “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10”, they first learn it by rote memory. They are just learning THE SEQUENCE OF NUMBERS or SEQUENCING….not the significance of each number.

* Many young children have memorized the number words in the proper order, but sometimes do not yet understand the concept of one-to-one correspondence. For example, they might say “1,2,3,4,5″ but skip an object. Or, they count an object twice.

* When teaching an actual lesson… divide up these ideas of teaching math skills as a series of short rewards throughout the lesson… or throughout a series of lessons.I am not suggesting that you take this much time for it during one single lesson.

* These young pool prodigies typically need frequent reward breaks while repetitively practicing their stroke drills. It is ideal if you can link activities like this with what they are practicing in the pool… like counting their laps with the number of puzzle pieces they put on the board or with beads on a counting frame.

* Notice that Eli accidentally miscounted on the ONE-TO-ONE CORRESPONDENCE game of matching the count with the object. This is an example of the usefulness of this activity.

* Interaction like this will enhance your relationship with the child. Preschoolers enjoy this subject and think of it as play, so they are happy to have this as a reward for good swim lesson effort. They also love to show-off how SMART they are.

* When you praise them for it, you build their self-confidence and self-esteem. The positivity from this will help in your efforts to inspire them to cooperate with you when you teach them swim skills, as well.

* If the kids can stay engaged and focused on learning during their breaks, it will be easier to reel them back into the next swim drill you ask them to do. Play activities like jumping and sliding are good, but they can also be distracting to the structure of the lesson. It would be wise to save activities like that for the end of a good lesson.

 

Posted in Baby Swimming Video, Freestyle Swimming Stroke, Private Swim Lessons, Swimming Benefits

Smart Fish Method Reality Lesson of Baby Roll Overs to Back Float with 2 wetsuits and a rectangle waist belt

Garner was put on the kick mat as a reward after his lesson. However, he started to fall off, so I decided to allow him to finish the fall to teach him the consequence for losing his balance and to “test” his skills. He successfully rolled over to back float. Don’t worry, we then spent time making him happy again… and put him back on the kick mat to allow him to experience and Errorless, less stressful ending to his lesson. We put him “back on the horse”, so to speak.

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How can a 17 month old baby possibly swim 25 yards all by hiimself?

Robbie is just a lucky little fish who was able to start as an infant and swim many days per week. He has only been taught Smart Fish Method “ROLL-TO-BACK FLOAT” skills … which transitioned into “SWIM~FLOAT~SWIM”, and then into what you see in this video as the “KICK & ROLL SWIMMING”.

He has been able to swim this far since he was 12 months old, but now his front kick is much more developed, so he swims in a straighter line.

If given the same opportunity with our any of our awesome Watersafe Swim School teachers, all Smart Fish students are capable of learning this as easily and as young as Robbie.

Posted in Baby Swimming Benefits, Baby Swimming Video, Backstroke Swimming, Freestyle Swimming Stroke, Healthy Tips For Swimmers, Kids Swimming Benefits, Parent Swimming, Private Swim Lessons, Swimming Benefits

Parent Tot Happy Hour Lyrics: Baby Swimming Lessons At Watersafe Swim School

– If you’re happy and you know it, splash your hands. If you’re happy and you know it, splash your hands. If you’re happy and you know it, then you’ll really want to show it. If you’re happy and you know it, splash your hands.

– Lean back on the water, on the water. Lean back on the water, on the water.

– If you’re happy and you know it, kick your feet. If you’re happy and you know it, kick you’re feet. If you’re happy and you know it, then you’ll really want to show it. If youre happy and you know it kick you’re feet…

– Lean back on the water, on the water. Lean back on the water, on the water. Lean back on the water, just like a sea otter. Lean back on the water, on the water.

– EVERYONE COME BACK TO THE CASTLE.. EVERYONE PUT YOUR HANDS UP:

– If you’re happy and you know it, give High Fives. If you’re happy and you know it, give High Fives. If you’re happy and you know it, then you’ll really want to show it. If you’re happy and you know it, give High Fives. YAY !

Come join Baby Swimming Lessons, here you’ll experience the joy of seeing your children have fun as their confidence grows and they learn lifelong swimming skills.

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Teach them to SWIM FREELY: Baby Swimming Lessons

SMART FISH METHOD @ WATERSAFE SWIM SCHOOL * Featuring Robbie: 14 1/2 months old.

* Teach them to SWIM FREELY. Then teach them to SWIM FREESTYLE.

* “Roll-Over Swimming” transitions E-FISH-CIENTLY into Freestyle

* Add “HIGH ARMS” or ” BIG ARMS” to Robbie’s “KICK &. ROLL SWIM” & it becomes Freestyle

Call (562)596-8608 for all your swimming questions and inquiries.

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Raindrops Keep Falling on Robbie’s Head: Watersafe Swim School

I really think frequent “showers” or “pouring water directly over their head” can help babies develop comfortable swim-breath-control. Robbie started having daily showers with water streaming down his face when he was 5 days old. Listen to the music. Does anyone know what movie (from 1969) this tune is from?

Come join Watersafe Swim School, here you’ll experience the joy of seeing your children have fun as their confidence grows and they learn lifelong swimming skills.

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Teach Infants to SWIM FREELY

Teach them to SWIM FREELY. Then teach them to SWIM FREESTYLE.
SMART FISH METHOD @ WATERSAFE SWIM SCHOOL

* Featuring Robbie: 14 1/2 months old.

* Teach them to SWIM FREELY. Then teach them to SWIM FREESTYLE.

* “Roll-Over Swimming” transitions E-FISH-CIENTLY into Freestyle

* Add “HIGH ARMS” or ” BIG ARMS” to Robbie’s “KICK &. ROLL SWIM” & it becomes Freestyle

Posted in Baby Swimming Benefits, Baby Swimming Video, Infant Swimming Video, Parent Swimming

Mighty Tri at Watersafe Benefitting Autism Speaks Presented by ABC Pool Supply Products

What an incredible event! Such an amazing effort put out by all of our Athletes of all ages. Even the Parents earned them selves some praise running along side their little ones through the whole course. Congratulations everyone!

Huge thank you to our Presentation Sponsor ABC Swimming Pool Supply Products. They’ve been great partners and friends of Watersafe for many years. Highly recommend using them for all your pool supply needs: abcswimmingpoolproducts.com

And please patronize all of our Amazing Sponsors whom, without their support, this event would not be possible!

ABC Swimming Pool Supply

Yucatán Grill

Southland Credit Union

The Original Fish Company

Brew Kitchen Ale House

Glazed Donut Bar

Dream Dinners Fountain Valley

Be sure to like, comment, and share you favorite photos. And stay tuned for MIGHTY TRI 2018!