Early Swimming Benefits

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

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

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

Smart Fish Method Monkey Airplane Rocket with a Puddle Jumper

* Put the Puddle Jumper under the student’s back upside down and backwards. * It is always ideal to use a teaching aide like this that allows the student to actually do the drill as independently as possible, without Teacher-Holds. * Jordan used to splash the water with his hands as he pulled to his… Continue reading Smart Fish Method Monkey Airplane Rocket with a Puddle Jumper

Freestyle Strong-Side Breathing, New Start Position Detail

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.

MUMMY DRILL Freestyle Arm Drag Drill

This drill takes some coordination… strong kick, strong pull, good long axis rotation.

The student has to be motivated to make it challenging by causing drag with one long, straight arm, while pulling with the other arm. The value of the long axis rotation for a breath will be obvious to them. The positioning of one arm reaching up while the other is on the leg will enable for easy, balanced rotation. This drill requires a strong desire to “do it right” and should be saved for the serious, motivated student who appreciates hard work. Otherwise, it is too easy for him to “cheat” on the arm drag portion of the drill, making this drill almost worthless.

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.