*. 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
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
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
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