Swimming Ideas Podcast 014: Teaching Adults to Swim

Be patient   Ask where they are comfortable, drop down the checklist: Go underwater? Face, eyes, blow bubbles Front Glide? With Face in Back Glide? Relaxed ears in water Hips near surface Legs kicking Front Crawl Back Crawl   Remember be patient Start slow, be gentle and give clear incremental directions.   Example: Doing a … Read moreSwimming Ideas Podcast 014: Teaching Adults to Swim

Swimming Ideas Podcast 012: Using Mirrors

Swim Mirror Excellent for seeing body line and hand travel. Use in Swim Lessons: Excellent for encouraging looking down Perfect for front glides Especially body straight Stack them up and go longer distances See front crawl arms Watch hand travel underwater Excellent to focus on Long reaches, full arm extension Participants get immediate personalized feedback … Read moreSwimming Ideas Podcast 012: Using Mirrors

Swimming Ideas Podcast 011: Using Progressions

Utilize these progressions in your swim lessons! Buy the Premium Swimming Lesson plans here, and follow our guides and scripts to get your students to master complicated advanced swimming strokes.   Incremental progressions   How to use them in your swimming lessons   Front Glides   Stand close to the swimmer and let them hold you … Read moreSwimming Ideas Podcast 011: Using Progressions

Swimming Ideas Podcast 010: How to Hire Summer Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

Finding summer staff is no easy feat. There is a lot of turnover, sometimes unreliable people join your team, and sometimes you just hired the wrong troublemaker. How can you minimize these risks? We’ll go into a fairly general explanation on what you can do as a program director to find local lifeguards and swim … Read moreSwimming Ideas Podcast 010: How to Hire Summer Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

Swimming Ideas Podcast 009: Water Motion for Elderly and Overweight

Introduction What it is Why it is beneficial Sample workout Tips for better workout Why the water is a great place to workout: Reduces body weight by 80% Resistance with every motion/movement Creates a good aerobic environment without impact Can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. Build muscle and … Read moreSwimming Ideas Podcast 009: Water Motion for Elderly and Overweight

Swimming Ideas Podcast 008: How a Child Perceives Swimming Lessons

This week’s podcast is about those pain points where a child might start crying on their first day of swimming lessons. Sometimes a child might cry when starting lessons for a number of reason and we go in detail through the first few obvious and not so obvious ones. Prior to the Lesson: New Pool … Read moreSwimming Ideas Podcast 008: How a Child Perceives Swimming Lessons

Swimming Ideas Podcast 007: Teaching Platforms for Pools

We got a response on our new user survey that gets sent out with all new members of our swimming ideas mailing list. Want 3 free downloads? Go to Swimminglessonsideas.com and download the 3 free lesson plans. This user wanted to talk about how Platforms can be scary for new swimmers and may not always … Read moreSwimming Ideas Podcast 007: Teaching Platforms for Pools

Swimming Ideas Podcast 005: The 4 Best Games for Swim Lessons

  Get the secret super powered up versions to maximize teaching effectiveness and create a fun and engaging class. Find out how to super charge your existing lessons with these games! Buckethead: The Best Game Ever!  https://swimminglessonsideas.com/game-buckethead/ Bake a Cake  https://swimminglessonsideas.com/underwater-game-for-beginners/ Throw and Fetch  https://swimminglessonsideas.com/swim-lesson-toys-and-games-to-play/ Click on Diving Rings  Hula Hoop Diver https://swimminglessonsideas.com/game-hoola-hoops/   These … Read moreSwimming Ideas Podcast 005: The 4 Best Games for Swim Lessons

Swimming Ideas Podcast 004: What Parents Should Expect from Swimming Lessons

In episode 004, What should parents expect from swimming lesson, we review the 3 things that parents should demand from a swimming program. We’ll look at what parents and swim directors should expect to see on day one. I will answer the following questions: How long until my child learns to swim? What is the … Read moreSwimming Ideas Podcast 004: What Parents Should Expect from Swimming Lessons

Swimming Ideas Podcast 003: Short Distance Skill Work

Swimming Ideas Podcast 003: Short Distance Skill Work Click To Tweet You’ll take from this episode a huge range of possibility for your swimming program. This technique works wonderfully for both swim lessons and for swim teams and their developmental programs. If you’re working on new drills or turns, you can use this for teaching … Read moreSwimming Ideas Podcast 003: Short Distance Skill Work

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