SIP 057: ‘Failure’ to succeed and parent education

An interview with Meighan Julbert, MS from The MindSide Meighan Julbert is a Mental Skills Consultant for The MindSide who brings a passion for understanding how to gain competitive advantages as part of early athletic experiences, through proper structure and coaching of athletes. As a former competitive athlete, Meighan understands the need for proper mental … Read moreSIP 057: ‘Failure’ to succeed and parent education

SIP 055: “The one thing,” the Breaststroke kick chair, and games – An interview with Karis Mount

Everyone has a unique story to tell about their time teaching or participating in swimming. There are lessons to learn from both participants talking about what they went through as swimmers, and stories to remember from people talking about their time teaching. We all have useful and shareable tidbits that others may benefit from. You … Read moreSIP 055: “The one thing,” the Breaststroke kick chair, and games – An interview with Karis Mount

SIP 054: Merging preschool teaching with swim lessons – An interview with Jennifer Butler

Swim instruction is teaching Jennifer Butler of Roots Aquatics is awesome. She is an experienced preschool teacher, swimming veteran, and expert swim instructor. Jenn is the Aquatic Coordinator at Roots Aquatics and Fitness Center where she trains lifeguards and swim instructors, teaches lessons, does the schedule, and writes a staff only blog. This summer she’ll … Read moreSIP 054: Merging preschool teaching with swim lessons – An interview with Jennifer Butler

SIP 052: Swimming is a habit

  How to Build a New Habit: This is Your Strategy Guide http://99u.com/articles/17123/5-scientific-ways-to-build-habits-that-stick   http://www.lifehack.org/articles/featured/18-tricks-to-make-new-habits-stick.html   Teaching swimming lessons is establishing habits for our swimmers. We look at how to do that in this podcast by looking at how to create good habits. If you want to make better habits for yourself, tune in, and … Read moreSIP 052: Swimming is a habit

SIP 050: Lesson Plans for swim lessons

The importance of lesson plans.   Lesson plans are not necessary for everyone. Veteran and highly experienced teachers can do without them. However levels, move up criteria and overall progression planning is necessary.   You have to know where you want to go before you start moving forward.   Majority of swim instructors are inexperienced. … Read moreSIP 050: Lesson Plans for swim lessons

SIP 049: Ring the Bell

https://www.facebook.com/swimrichmond/  Swim RVA http://www.swimrichmond.org/ Fitness and swimming pool in Richmond VA I follow them on Facebook and Twitter and their “ring the bell” concept is amazing. Loud, physical, tangible thing to do announcing to everyone and yourself that someone has succeeded in something. We don’t do anything similar. I want to install something like this. … Read moreSIP 049: Ring the Bell

SIP 038: 2016 and Language

Using external language to get better results http://www.swimmingscience.net/2012/02/external-vs-internal-focus-for-optimal.html     Swimingscience.net posted an article about External and internal focus for optimal learning.   Basically: external focus is better. Using golf, darts, and balancing a board, researchers have shown that when you focus your attention on doing SOMETHING to something, you get better results.   This … Read moreSIP 038: 2016 and Language

SIP 036: 100 Point Game at Swim Practice, Success? or Failure?

You can find the website post about this game here: https://swimminglessonsideas.com/2015/06/02/swimming-game-100-point-swim/   We played this game about 10 times in the last few months. I have played it with swimming lessons with more advanced abilities and with our developmental swim team. For our pre-competitive group, who have mostly been swimming on the team for more … Read moreSIP 036: 100 Point Game at Swim Practice, Success? or Failure?

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