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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

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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, Freestyle Swimming Stroke, Kids Swimming Benefits, Swimming Benefits

Smartfish Method Born-To-Swim-Experience Swim Lesson for a 3 Month Old Baby

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 extra warmth they provide is a side benefit.
– Wrapping a PUZZLE FRAME around the infant’s shoulders like this is useful for back floating.
– Wearing this PUZZLE FRAME is also useful for submersions. It helps prevent the baby from being affected by the Moro Reflex (or Startle Reflex)
– SUBMERSIONS ARE OPTIONAL: However, please do not fear them…
– INITIALLY, we submerge our babies for only 1 to 1.5 seconds.
– Most infants will reflexively hold their breath when submerged to protect their airway & are therefore able to survive short submersions.
– WHY ? Most human babies demonstrate an innate INFANT SWIMMING or DIVING REFLEX from birth until approximately 6 months.
– THE INFANT SWIMMING is the phenomenon of human babies and toddlers reflexively moving themselves through water and changing their rate of respiration and heart rate in response to being submerged.
– DURING THE INFANT DIVING REFLEX, an infant’s heart rate decreases by 20%.
– The slowing of the heart rate and breathing is called BRADYCARDIAN RESPONSE.
– Swimming improves a baby’s coordination & balance. Both are used to swim, float , and manage breath recovery by rolling front to back & vice versa.
– The benefits of baby-friendly infant/toddler swimming are unique, uplifting and contribute to the positive development of whole child.

– Watch them swim… Watch them grow… From infants into champions.

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Smart Fish Method Mr. Greg’s 2 year old Grade 6.8 Pool Prodigy

* 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

 

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Smart Fish Method No-Breath Freestyle, Stopping to Take Breaths Between Sets

* This is a test to see if 4 year old Landon is able to do No-Breath Sticky Arms and Flutter Kicking independently. Most of his lesson involves “Hands-On” instruction with a teacher in the pool.
* Landon has improved his “No-Breath Sticky/Switch High Arms” and head positioning. Before adding Breath Recovery, he must still improve his kick so that he kicks non-stop with long legs (using his whole leg to move the water.)
* These sets of No-Breath High Arms can be done between platforms, from the teacher to the wall (or steps), across a shallow pool (standing up when needing to breathe), or across a deep pool, near the wall or lane line, so that the student is able to stop and hang on the wall or lane line to breathe, before doing the next set of No-Breath High Arms.
* Smart Fish Method students learn Freestyle AFTER mastering a confident Kick & Roll Swim with lateral breath recovery.

* STEP 1: teach proper Swim Breathing (exhale out the nose underwater, inhale one single breath through the mouth above the water.) Progress from this to lateral Quick Breath Swim-Breathing.
* STEP 2: work on kick and head positioning: SWORDFISH KICK … LONG WARRIOR KICK.
* STEP 3: Logan does a GREAT WARRIOR PUSH-OFF START off the steps. Landon was taught to begin the drill in Long Warrior Kick position: “One arm forward, one arm back – head down.”
* STEP 4: N0-Breath Sticky Arms … swim an achievable distance without a breath focusing only on Sticky/Switch High Arms, Legs, and head positioning.
* STEP 5: Review Swim-Breathing and lateral Quick Breathing
* STEP 6: Long Warrior with lateral Quick Breathing
* STEP 7 through 11… SFM Grade 8 Long Warrior Freestyle drills with arms, legs, and lateral Quick Breathing.
—-Notice that even a slight elevation of Logan’s head compromises his ability to do the drill. Youngsters have proportionately large heads, so it affects their swim posture more than an that of an adult.
— Notice that Logan began and ended his second lap of this drill in Long Warrior Kick position. “Good work Landon… you didn’t even need your teacher to remind you to do that.”

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Smart Fish Method Freestyle “Underwater Eye” Quick Breathing

Keep one goggle underwater during the breath
– BEGIN TEACHING THIS A.S.A.P. Explain the need in Grade 7/8.
Insist on this posture in Advanced Grade 8 (8+) and Precompetitive Level 1 & beyond.
– As long as we are teaching them the lateral,
horizontal posture for QUICK BREATH RECOVERY, we should begin teaching this concept & requirement to breathe with an “UNDERWATER EYE.
– Students MUST have a perfectly flat, horizontal head positioning in WARRIOR KICK POSITION, before turning for an “Underwater Eye” Quick Breath.

– RECOMMENDATION: Novice students should initially practice this with fins. Effective, powerful kicking elevates the body horizontally,
making “UNDERWATER EYE” Quick Breathing possible and easier to do.
– NOTICE: He is unable to do the “Underwater Eye” Drill correctly, if he is looking forward.
– NOTICE: She is looking down correctly in WARRIOR, so she is able to keep one goggle under the water when rotating for an “Underwater Eye” Quick Breath

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Improve Swimming Performance

Through this post, we will provide effective tips on how to increase your swimming speed. We sincerely hope our readers will benefit from following tips and advice:

1. Sleep Tight, Swim Fast: Good Sleep is most important for all swimmers to efficiently replenish energy levels of both the brain and the body. Swimmers need 9-10 hours sleep every day to improve their swimming performance. All swimmers must do better time management to get enough sleep as good sleep equals good swimming performance.

2. Plan Your Meals Daily: Swimming for an hour can burn 380 calories to 765 calories depending on the body weight. Healthy diet plan is very important role for your performance in the pool. To increase performance or speed, every swimmer needs a balanced diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals. Make sure that you refuel your body with right food while on regular swimming schedule / training.

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3. Workout To Improve Flexibility: Flexibility is most important part of every swimmer’s training because swimming requires a wide range of body movements to achieve maximum power and speed. Work your pecs, lats, shoulders, hamstrings, ankles and hips in the daily exercise routine. Doing 5 to 10 minutes of flexibility workout couple of times every day will yield excellent results.

4. Work On Your Breathing: Good Breathing technique helps to swim fast. When you can breathe as easily in the water as on land, then you can swim faster so focus on both your inhales and your exhales.

5. Powerful Kick: An effective powerful kick reduces your drag and helps to maintain your body rotation. So work on this essential component of swimming to increase speed in the water.

Since 1971, Swim Instructors at Watersafe Swim School have been teaching generation of Los Alamitos and Seal Beach families the life saving skill and joy of swimming. We have certified lifeguards for you. For more information, visit http://www.watersafe.com. Give us a call to schedule swim classes: 1-855-WSS-SWIM.

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Easy Breathing Tips To Improve Freestyle Swimming Stroke

Many swimmers face problem with their swimming strokes without realizing that their breathing is the cause for the problem. To master the breathing technique and prevent injuries while swimming freestyle, this blog has some great tips for you.

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Tip 1 – Focus on Your Exhalation Not Inhalation
Many swimmers don’t exhale properly when under water. Exhalation should be twice as long as your inhalation. With this little technique, you’ll enjoy your swimming more and freestyle stroke will benefit greatly.

Tip 2 – When you’re not breathing, keep your head still
Garrett McCaffrey said, “Imagine you are a whale, there is a blowhole on your neck, and you need this hole exposed at all times so you can breathe or you will die. If your neck is angled you will close this hole and you cannot breathe. You need to position your head in such a way that your neck is always at the right angle.” Keeping the head still will help to gain propulsion and efficiency in every swimming stroke.

Tip 3 – Don’t over rotate your body
If you rotate your head too far, then you should remember that your entire body is rotating with it. This is not good because your leg might be kicking near the surface of the water rendering it pretty much useless. Also, your arm dives too deep, making it heavier to lift out of the water again.

Tip 4 – Relax your body
Believe it or not, being tense while swimming stroke is probably major problem many swimmers face. Before swimming you should relax your body to improve your breathing technique while swimming.

Tip 5 – Don’t panic if you breathe in water
If you gulp in water, shape your tongue as if you’re pronouncing the letter K and it keeps the water from going down your throat. Even the greatest swimmers breathe in water from time to time.

Tip 6 – Breathe bilaterally
It is an effective and best way to keep swimming stroke technique symmetrical. Bilateral breathing is most important because it can help prevent shoulder injuries and improve freestyle swimming stroke technique. Bilateral is particularly helpful for developing good body roll to both sides since you need to rotate well to breathe.

We welcome swimmers of all ages & abilities. Here on our blog, you’ll find information about our latest news and swimming tips. Thank you for visiting our blog and we hope you found it useful.

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