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 “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

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… Continue reading Yoga Asanas (Poses) To Swim Better

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

Smart Fish Method Peek-A-Boo Swims, Grade 3 & 4

Students need to learn the importance of keeping their head down until their hands reach up and securely grab the wall. If they lift the head up to look at the wall edge, before actually grabbing it, the young student (up to about 3), is likely going to end up going backward…away from the edge.… Continue reading Smart Fish Method Peek-A-Boo Swims, Grade 3 & 4