Baby Swimming: SFM Ginny’s Parent-Tot, Part 1, Opening Song

“Circle up everybody. Hold your baby, so they are facing into the circle.” (if a baby is being shy or resistant about that, the parent can hug (chest to chest), but we suggest having the parent turn around, so that Baby can look over the parent’s shoulder to at least watch the fun that is… Continue reading Baby Swimming: SFM Ginny’s Parent-Tot, Part 1, Opening Song

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?

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

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… Continue reading Smart Fish Method Freestyle Breath Recovery

Smart Fish Method U Turns & Play Time at the steps, Grade 4

  This student is 27 months old. – We need to teach the students HOW TO PLAY at the stairs, without the castles. – We can still work on their skills like BACK KICKING with their hands on their belly., – It means we must accept their need and decision to sit-up from a back… Continue reading Smart Fish Method U Turns & Play Time at the steps, Grade 4

Tips To Improve Your Backstroke Swimming

In case you are fond of swimming and wish to become faster and more efficient backstroke swimmer in pool, then follow my today’s tips. This post will help you correct some of the common mistakes and thereby improve your backstroke swimming. Tip 1: Keep your face pointing straight up: Resist the urge to look around.… Continue reading Tips To Improve Your Backstroke Swimming