Variations on standard techniques for better swimming

At Swimming Ideas we’re all about ability, skill, and learning over endurance. I’d rather see someone swim well than swim sloppy for 200 yards. Perhaps I should say that we’re in the business of “fun and effective” swimming. In fact, I wrote a whole book about creating “fun and effective swim games.”  Through our swim … Read moreVariations on standard techniques for better swimming

Swim Lesson Plans and Skill Sheets

[button link="https://gum.co/digitalswimplans" bg_color="#b019b0"]Buy Digital Swim Lesson Plans and Skill Sheets[/button] [button link="https://gum.co/Bjwt" bg_color="#850385"]Physical printed and laminated lesson plans and skill sheets[/button] Give your staff an easy to read guide to teach swimming with minimal training. Your instructors will find them easy to read and follow their color coded and numbered plans. Each activity and game ... Read moreSwim Lesson Plans and Skill Sheets

Three ways to improve the dry-hair-teenage-swim-instructor’s teaching

Have you ever just watched a high school age person teach swim lessons, and it seems like they don’t want to be there? You can, like, read their minds as they telegraph all their thoughts with actions. Let me know if you’ve ever seen this scenario played out in your swim program:   Sally stands … Read moreThree ways to improve the dry-hair-teenage-swim-instructor’s teaching

Preparing for Fall 2017 Swim Lessons

Most of you are looking at swim lessons starting in the next few weeks. August and September is traditionally when school starts (K-12).  The college kids skate away to their universities, and you’re left with the local population, the local community college, and high school kids to fill your staff holes. Fall is a tough … Read morePreparing for Fall 2017 Swim Lessons

Games and Toys from Dynamic Aquatics with Kyndal

I recently sent out an email asking about your struggles this summer. Through some conversation I got to talking to Kyndal from Dynamic Aquatics and she shared some wonderful information about games and toys that she brings to her clients for swim lessons. The following is information that she shared with me about what she … Read moreGames and Toys from Dynamic Aquatics with Kyndal

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