Swim Lesson Plan – Beginner Lesson Template

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Beginner Swim Lesson Template

Use this basic template to get a general idea on what to do. Most swim lessons are focusing on Front crawl (Freestyle), or Back Crawl (Backstroke). While these two skills are primarily done on the surface, a third skill generally termed “Going Underwater” was added.

Freestyle Activities:

  • Floats
  • Glides
  • Arm Circles
  • Breathing Practice
    • Bobs
  • Streamlines
  • Short Distance swimming practice (front glide with support and do 3 front crawl strokes)
  • Kicking flutter kicks with support (Barbell, Kickboard, or other support)

Backstroke Activities

  • Floats
  • Glides
  • Arm Circles
  • Body Posture (Soldier position)
  • Balance on surface
  • Kicking flutter kicks with support from teacher or from toys
  • Short distance swimming with instructor support, hold the head, prompt belly up.

Going Underwater


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