Smart Fish Method Mr. Greg’s 2 year old Grade 6.8 Pool Prodigy

* WARRIOR DRILL #1 Left Side ~ Right Side * WARRIOR ROCK & ROLL Left Side ~ Right Side * Grade 6.8 WARRIOR FREESTYLE Warrior Double Switch Freestyle with same-side Quick Breaths * Grade 8 WARRIOR FREESTYLE (rarely done with students this young) Warrior Triple Switch Freestyle with Alternate Quick Breaths   For More Baby… Continue reading Smart Fish Method Mr. Greg’s 2 year old Grade 6.8 Pool Prodigy

Smart Fish Method Scaffolding As It Applies To Swim Instruction

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 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 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

Smart Fish Method Grade 6 WD #1 & #4 Same SIde breathing, every 2 strokes

KEEP IT SIMPLE FOR GRADE 6: (A necessity for most 2 and 3 year olds) It is acceptable to SKIP the WD #2 and #3 drills. WARRIOR KICK allows the swimmer to reset his head and kick position in case breath recovery has altered it. WARRIOR DRILL #1: Warrior Kick with Quick Breaths * FUN… Continue reading Smart Fish Method Grade 6 WD #1 & #4 Same SIde breathing, every 2 strokes

Baby Swimming Lesson Video: Smart Fish Method Back Mat-Kicking

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