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

Smart Fish Method WD #1 Long Warrior & Quick Breathing, with Puddle Jumpers, 3 at a time

*. The Puddle Jumpers (under the hips & under the hands) can be clipped together, so that the students are more easily drilled and taught at the same time, as a semi-private. *. Notice where the students have their right arms positioned on the puddle jumpers that are under their hips, so that they are… Continue reading Smart Fish Method WD #1 Long Warrior & Quick Breathing, with Puddle Jumpers, 3 at a time

Smart Fish Method Baby Neck Float Rings – should we or should we not use these?

* 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?

Smart Fish Method Scaffolding As It Applies To Swim Instruction

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

Streamline Break Out 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

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… Continue reading Smart Fish Method Freestyle “Underwater Eye” Quick Breathing

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