The Smart Fish Born-To-Swim Experience can begin with healthy babies once their belly button has healed. – FREE PRIVATES or PARENT-TOT LESSONS are available… during their first 16 weeks – extra time for Preemies. – Babies take comfort in wearing WETSUITS. It is easier to hold the baby in the water. They float better. The… Continue reading Smartfish Method Born-To-Swim-Experience Swim Lesson for a 3 Month Old Baby
In SFM Grade 10, we teach a more segmented type Breaststroke where the arms complete the pull cycle into a streamlined position. Then the swimmer does the breaststroke kick, ending in a three count glide. – In SFM Grade 11, we teach them to synchronize the recovery of the arms with the push back part… Continue reading Smartfish Method Grade 11 Breaststroke – Synchronizing the Arm Recovery With the Kick
* WARRIOR DRILL #1 Left Side ~ Right Side * WARRIOR ROCK & ROLL Left Side ~ Right Side * Grade 6.8 WARRIOR FREESTYLE Warrior Double Switch Freestyle with same-side Quick Breaths * Grade 8 WARRIOR FREESTYLE (rarely done with students this young) Warrior Triple Switch Freestyle with Alternate Quick Breaths For More Baby… Continue reading Smart Fish Method Mr. Greg’s 2 year old Grade 6.8 Pool Prodigy
There are several benefits of baby swimming which make infant swimming lessons a favorite choice of parents. Here are our top reasons why we believe that early baby swimming is a life-long benefit for the children. 1. Develop Confidence: An early introduction to water environment will help eliminate fear of water in the infants. Baby… Continue reading Early Swimming Benefits
* When back floating a baby, simply hold the baby’s head allowing the body to float freely and naturally in the water. This can be accomplished with the inflatable Baby Neck Float Ring * By only supporting the head (by hand or with the ring) to protect against unexpected submersion, the newborn baby is able… Continue reading Smart Fish Method Baby Neck Float Rings – should we or should we not use these?
In education, scaffolding refers to a variety of instructional techniques used to move students progressively toward stronger understanding and, ultimately, greater independence in the learning process. When teaching students to swim, we use the scaffolding techniques to provide successive levels of temporary support that help students become independent and reach higher levels of skill acquisition… Continue reading Smart Fish Method Scaffolding As It Applies To Swim Instruction
Smart Fish Method Stroke level students and pre-comp swimmers (who have mastered Warrior Freeestyle) should do a proper streamline push- off from the wall at the start of every lap. – Horizontal posture, – Arms reaching, – Head down and flat. – Strong Kick (except Breaststroke) This needs to become a habit for them, so… Continue reading Streamline Break Out Instruction