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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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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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I’M WATER WALKIN’… getting ready for Watersafe Swim School’s AQUA ZUMBA

Here is a fun use for the OPEN CASTLE. There are many reasons to keep this castle from being used as a tunnel for Parent-Tot class. Let’s keep it in the pool …. Let’s figure out some fun and productive ways to use it. The Parent-Tot tunnel can be created with the dice blocks, fish picture, and the green & yellow float to hold it down on top of the dice blocks.
* IN FACT… let’s figure out activities that utilize this castle for Parent-Tot.

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Smart Fish Method Charlotte #1: Grade 3 Sea Lion Tips

There are 7 steps to doing the Swim~Float~Swim SEAL skill. Learn the first 4 steps in Grade 1 & 2:
– STEP 1: LAUNCH
– STEP 2: SWIM
– STEP 3: ROLL-OVER FRONT TO BACK
– STEP 4: BACK FLOAT
Then learn the last 3 steps in Grade 3:
– STEP 5: ROLL-OVER BACK TO FRONT
– STEP 6: SWIM
– STEP 7: LAND
Then link all 7 steps together.

When they only need assistance in the linking of the skills and when they are not crying about swim lessons (most of the time)… then, they can be promoted to GRADE 4.
* This video describes tips to teaching the SEA LION skill
– Dolly Demo, Roll Play
– Tipping Point
– Empower them to finish what they initiate
– Be as invisible in your assistance as possible
– Encourage them
– Leg Twist
– Sea Lion Spin
*. REMEMBER: The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say “The children are now working as if I did not exist.” – Maria Montessori

 

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Yoga Asanas (Poses) To Swim Better

Yoga exercises and meditation help reduce negative stress, provide both physical and mental strength, and also improve your body flexibility and ability to recover efficiently. All of these benefits also help to improve your swimming performance. As a swim instructor in Watersafe Swim School, I do practice yoga 4-5 days a week.

There is absolutely no doubt that swimming, and swimming fast, requires several different skills and attributes. Flexibility, core strength and focus are some key points for optimizing the performance as a swimmer, and all of these attributes do improve by practicing regular yoga.

 Here are some yoga exercises to improve your mental and physical faculties so that you can reach next higher level of swimming performance. If you want to boost your ability to recover, be stress free and be a more flexible athlete, then practice the below mentioned yoga exercises regularly:

1. Cat-Cow Stretch (Chakravakrasana): Cat-Cow Stretch is a classic yoga asana and for good reason. It improves abdominal strength and spinal flexibility. It does wonders for lower, middle and upper back stiffness.

cat-cow-pose

2. Shoulder Stretch: This yoga asana increases the flexibility of your shoulder muscles and augment range of your shoulder movements. It improves your body posture, lung functioning and blood flow in the area.

shoulder-stretches

3. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose): Dhanurasana consists of two words. Dhanu means ‘bow’ and Asana means yoga poses. Bow pose is my favorite because it is good for heart and kidney. It is also helpful for blood cleansing and weight loss.

bow-yoga-pose

4. Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose): Bridge Pose opens the chest, heart, and shoulders. It stretches the chest, the back of the neck, spine and the hips. Bridge Pose also calms the brain, reducing anxiety, backache, headache, stress and depression. It is helpful in asthma, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and sinusitis.

bridge-pose

Watersafe Swim School offers unique, award-winning “Smart Fish” Swimming technique. For information on our swimming courses, contact us at 1-855-WSS-SWIM.

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Smart Fish Method Freestyle Breath Recovery

The yellow band is being used to keep the student’s lead arm extended during breath recovery.
– Attaching the head to the arm with the yellow band does not allow the separate rotation of the head & causes the student to roll to her back and stall or scissor her kick.
– However, SFM 6.0 Breath Recovery for Freestyle is now being taught with Warrior positioning & Quick Breathing: One arm extended (next to the head) & one arm down by the leg.
– Be sure to FIRST teach kids to blow of their nose… It is difficult for them to progress to efficient freestyle until they learn that valuable skill.
– Then teach QUICK SWIM BREATHING: Exhale out the nose underwater… but not for the entire time… then inhale only once above the water.
– Teach flat kicking throughout the entire drill & barely rotate the head for ONE QUICK INHALE AFTER EXHALING THROUGH THE NOSE UNDERWATER.
– We teach a minimal rotation of the head, separate from the body, while one goggle stays under the water, during the quick inhale.
– Notice the Level 2 swimmer in the NOVA STAR CLUB… who is doing a SEGMENTED WARRIOR FREESTYLE with Quick Breath and Quick Warrior.

– Please refer to other WARRIOR DRILL #1 videos posted on this YouTube channel to understand the NEW SFM 6.0 concepts and drills to teach Freestyle with Quick Breathing.
– ON OUR OWN….we came up with the idea of teaching Breath Recovery using a drill we call: “WARRIOR DRILL #1” Kicking in Warrior Position (as in Yoga) with Quick Breathing while only rotating the head to breathe and not the whole body.
– HOWEVER… in watching swim videos on the web, we are finding that, though the name we use is original, the actual drill is used by progressive swim coaches and elite swimmers.
CHECK OUT THIS SEGMENT FROM “SWIM LABS”

– Videos like the one from SWIM LABS add credibility to what we teach. It is good to know that THE SMART FISH METHOD is on the right track. PLEASE, keep up with and use all the ideas we share through our You-Tubes and SFM Training Newsletters.

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Learn Life Lessons From Swimming

As a Swim Instructor, I have been practicing swimming for more than 25 years in my 40 years of life and I loved it right from my childhood. I feel grateful when I remember my first swimming lesson. At that moment, the water and I merged into one, and a life-long relationship was born. Swimming is one of the most famous physical activities to maintain our soul and body as well as it teaches us so much in life.

Swimming teaches us some significant life lessons:

1. Do Hard Work to Succeed: Every swimming lesson teaches us to work hard for success. One has to work hard to learn various aspects of swimming and practice really hard to achieve success in swimming competitions. Similarly, one has to work hard for things one wants in life.

hard-work-swimming

2. Relax & Patience: Swimmers know how to keep body healthy to win any race. You can’t float unless you relax. In childhood, we learn how to wait patiently to take swimming turn and waiting to take turn is surely good manner that improves over the years.

3. Believe In Yourself: Swimming helps in confidence building. It is absolute confidence in your ability that you achieve targets in swimming. You challenge yourself to go faster and try different strokes.

4. Time Management and Self-Discipline: My day-night swimming practice teaches me how to manage time wisely so that I can have good social life and a successful professional life. It is through self discipline and time management that one can achieve the balance.

5. Good Leadership: Swimmers generally have good team-building skills. We meet new friends and learn to work together, to encourage each other, to communicate and to become good team leaders. We support each other in our professional life as well.

If you like what you’ve read here, please leave your comments. Your suggestions or feedback will be deeply appreciated.

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Healthy Tips for Swimmers

Swimming is one of the most famous sports that offer physical fitness with lots of fun. All athletes strive to give their best performance and good nutrition is a key for that athletic success. Swimmer’s body needs good eating habits to stay fit, healthy with high energy levels.

Here are some super foods for swimmers:

1. Beans: This is a highly beneficial food packed with proteins, fiber, vitamin B, iron, potassium and very low fats. Several health benefits of beans are:
Prevent heart diseases
Help fight cancer
Help lose weight
Help manage diabetes

Beans Super Food
2. Pears: This fruit is rich in dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamin C, which are necessary for good health.

Pears Super Food
3. Pomegranate Juice: Pomegranates are the healthiest fruit because they are loaded with most important nutrients like dietary fiber, proteins, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, iron, folate and potassium.

Pomegranate Juice For Swimmers
4. Bananas: Bananas are rich in healthy carbohydrates, potassium and fiber, which are beneficial to improve athletic performance.

Banana Super Food
5. Unsalted Nuts: Nuts are powerhouse pack loaded with good fat, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Try only unsalted nuts instead of salted nuts because excessive sodium can cause bloating and dehydration.

6. Raw Chocolates: Cacao is unprocessed form of Chocolate. Raw Chocolate contains high levels of magnesium, chromium, poly-phenols, vitamins (B1/B2/B3/B5/B9/E), proteins, fiber and antioxidants that helps athletes in faster recovery.

7. Beets: Beets are rich in nitrates and betalains. Lots of athletes eat beet to boost their performance and for better endurance. Betalains are known to help fight inflammation and protect internal organs from numerous chronic diseases.

Beets Super Food For Swimmers

Here are some significant healthy tips for optimizing performance
1. Drink lots of water
2. Avoid fast foods
3. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables
4. Avoid processed food, dairy products and sodas