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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 swimming lessons play an active role in increasing water confidence in the babies and young children. They also interact with peers during these swimming lessons and learn to deal with them. These kids develop a strong sense of self-worth & confidence, and they become strong contributors to the society.

2. Develop Life Saving Skills: Swimming instructors teach vital safety techniques to the kids and they grow up equipped with life-saving aquatic skills.

3. Develop Co-ordination and Strength: Swimming helps to build muscles and maintain better body coordination leading to strong body muscles, lungs and heart. It is good for improving physical and mental health of children.

4. Improve Baby’s Appetite: Swimming exercise and fun helps to make your baby hungry and improve their appetite.

5. Special Bond between Parents and Children: Swimming together deepens emotional bonds and a feeling of connection between parents and their children.

Don’t delay. Start your baby swimming lessons early for lifelong benefits! Watersafe Swim School in Los Alamitos and Seal Beach is the best place for “Parents and Young Families” to swim, learn and grow together.

Learning to swim will be a wonderful journey for your baby! Need more information? Give us a call today to schedule a meeting: (562)596-8608.

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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 & requirement to breathe with an “UNDERWATER EYE.
– Students MUST have a perfectly flat, horizontal head positioning in WARRIOR KICK POSITION, before turning for an “Underwater Eye” Quick Breath.

– RECOMMENDATION: Novice students should initially practice this with fins. Effective, powerful kicking elevates the body horizontally,
making “UNDERWATER EYE” Quick Breathing possible and easier to do.
– NOTICE: He is unable to do the “Underwater Eye” Drill correctly, if he is looking forward.
– NOTICE: She is looking down correctly in WARRIOR, so she is able to keep one goggle under the water when rotating for an “Underwater Eye” Quick Breath

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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 FRONT
– STEP 6: SWIM
– STEP 7: LAND
Then link all 7 steps together.

When they only need assistance in the linking of the skills and when they are not crying about swim lessons (most of the time)… then, they can be promoted to GRADE 4.
* This video describes tips to teaching the SEA LION skill
– Dolly Demo, Roll Play
– Tipping Point
– Empower them to finish what they initiate
– Be as invisible in your assistance as possible
– Encourage them
– Leg Twist
– Sea Lion Spin
*. REMEMBER: The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say “The children are now working as if I did not exist.” – Maria Montessori

 

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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. If you move your head over to your shoulder, you won’t be rotating properly in the water. The only one part of the body not involved in body rolls is the head so this should be still when swimming backstroke.

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Tip 2: Relax your neck: When you relax your neck, your body will automatically straighten out. Forget to tuck your chin, try to push your chin up toward the ceiling more.

Tip 3: Kick with loose ankles: When we are kicking, the goal is not to push water up or down; it is to push water back. Always try to kick with loose ankles.

Tip 4: Reduce your knee bend: Always kick from your hips and keep your knees below the surface of the water.

Tip 5: Shoulder and Hip rotation: Both shoulders and hips are very important in backstroke swimming. Your hips power the kick and much of your pulling motion. To maximize the pull, you’ll need to accelerate your arms through the water for which your shoulders should follow the arms to speed up the strokes.

If you do not have a friend or a coach with expertise to assist you, then join Watersafe Swim School and here you can watch yourself improve.

I hope you’ll join us next week for a look at backstroke! Please let us have your queries and comments in the feedback.

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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 legs. Wearing the Puddle Jumper this way is helping to improve his pull. Because of where the arm sleeves are located, he is forced to keep his hands under the water when he pulls to his legs.

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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.

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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.

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Improve Swimming Performance

Through this post, we will provide effective tips on how to increase your swimming speed. We sincerely hope our readers will benefit from following tips and advice:

1. Sleep Tight, Swim Fast: Good Sleep is most important for all swimmers to efficiently replenish energy levels of both the brain and the body. Swimmers need 9-10 hours sleep every day to improve their swimming performance. All swimmers must do better time management to get enough sleep as good sleep equals good swimming performance.

2. Plan Your Meals Daily: Swimming for an hour can burn 380 calories to 765 calories depending on the body weight. Healthy diet plan is very important role for your performance in the pool. To increase performance or speed, every swimmer needs a balanced diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals. Make sure that you refuel your body with right food while on regular swimming schedule / training.

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3. Workout To Improve Flexibility: Flexibility is most important part of every swimmer’s training because swimming requires a wide range of body movements to achieve maximum power and speed. Work your pecs, lats, shoulders, hamstrings, ankles and hips in the daily exercise routine. Doing 5 to 10 minutes of flexibility workout couple of times every day will yield excellent results.

4. Work On Your Breathing: Good Breathing technique helps to swim fast. When you can breathe as easily in the water as on land, then you can swim faster so focus on both your inhales and your exhales.

5. Powerful Kick: An effective powerful kick reduces your drag and helps to maintain your body rotation. So work on this essential component of swimming to increase speed in the water.

Since 1971, Swim Instructors at Watersafe Swim School have been teaching generation of Los Alamitos and Seal Beach families the life saving skill and joy of swimming. We have certified lifeguards for you. For more information, visit http://www.watersafe.com. Give us a call to schedule swim classes: 1-855-WSS-SWIM.

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Baby Swimming Lesson Video: Push Kick & Scull Drill for Backstroke

Smart Fish Method Partner Push Kick & Scull Drill for Backstroke

 

Watch out our latest baby swimming lesson to improve backstroke with our technique tips. Good luck with all these kick and scull drill and your swimming goals. I hope you’ll come visit us at Watersafe Swim School in Los Alamitos and Seal Beach where our swim instructors will promise to help your children and you swim faster and more efficiently.