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
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
Especially for kids who tend to have erratic, unorganized kicks. *. Beginner Flutter Kickers MUST be told and directed to ONLY KICK DOWN on the water. *. “ALL-THE-TIME KICKS” *. “WAY UP ON TOP OF THE WATER” *. “CLOSE TOGETHER KICKS” * “ON-TOP-OF-THE-WATER” *. “MAKE SUPER SPLASHY KICKS” * “DOWN – DOWN KICKS” *. If… Continue reading Smart Fish Method Flutter Kick Teaching Aide Tip – Baby Swimming
This drill promotes perfect long-axis rotation.
The STRONG SIDE is the PULLING SIDE Other videos have been made of this, but we recently decided that it is easier for the students to understand this drill, if you tell them to push off with both arms down by their legs, in the head-lead, SFM “Soldier” position.
1. Push off in “Soldier Position” … both arms down by the legs … head-leading flutter kick.
2. Do two full strokes with your right arm, stop down by the leg again, turn and breathe on the right.
3. THEN… Do this on the left side.
Here at Waterside Swim School we teach the world renowned Smartfish Method. We offer private, group and competitive swim education to all ages. Our Method is constantly evolving with the newest technology and swim related research. Our specialty is the art of baby swimming and safety, but our Method is designed to accommodate all ages, even adults. We take great pride in what we do here and love showing the world the priceless gift of knowing how to swim.
Second generation Water Safer O-Fish-L Swim Babe, Logan, has been swimming in our 90-92 degree Los Alamitos, CA pool since he was about one months old. Because of his weekly Born-To-Swim Experience (complimentary until 4 months old), he has grown up to love being in, under, and on top of the water.
As he has become more and more mobile on land, he has also learned what he is capable of doing in the water and what his boundaries are when floating independently. His progress has been possible because of his family’s commitment, and our loving teachers trained in the Smart Fish Method. This Method is also always progressing as well… as we discover new tricks and teaching tools in order to make teaching and learning easier and more fun. Our clean and cozy-warm sheltered swimming pool adds to why all this is possible.
SFM Back Mat-Kicking, “Hold the edge of the mat with your hands.” Step 1: When sitting on the wall while holding the mat: Kick UP with the shoe lace part of the foot. Splash the water. Move the mat with your feet and the water. Step 2: When swimming on your back while holding the… Continue reading Baby Swimming Lesson Video: Smart Fish Method Back Mat-Kicking