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Comment on How to Teach Swimming Lessons: 5 Steps to Diving Like a Pro by Swimming: Taking Homeschooling to the Water | Home Educators Association of Virginia https://swimminglessonsideas.com/2015/03/19/2012/#comment-856 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 03:47:25 +0000 http://swimminglessonsideas.com/?p=2012#comment-856 […] good dive can take seconds off your time in competitive swimming. You can teach your child to dive with the instructions found at Swimming […]

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Comment on How to Teach Swimming Lessons: 5 Steps to Diving Like a Pro by Swimming | Home Educators Association of Virginia https://swimminglessonsideas.com/2015/03/19/2012/#comment-729 Sat, 14 Oct 2017 18:09:39 +0000 http://swimminglessonsideas.com/?p=2012#comment-729 […] https://swimminglessonsideas.com/2015/03/19/2012 […]

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Comment on Four great games to go underwater by Nitrotash https://swimminglessonsideas.com/2016/03/30/great-ways-go-underwater/#comment-408 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:08:00 +0000 http://swimminglessonsideas.com/?p=3009#comment-408 I play “bake a cake”, it works especially well for children who are new to swimming lessons and a bit shy or unsure of getting in. I ask them if they have ever baked a cake in the water before which usually gets them curious enough to come in.
I get everyone to hold on the the hoop and we add the ingredients together…
We start with
flour- splashing water up into the air from inside to hoop then,
sugar- we pick the water up from inside the hoop and holding our hands up and sprinkling water as if it were sugar then,
4 eggs- bang our fist on the hoop then splat our hands into the middle saying crack-splat, crack-splat x4 we then add
butter- scoop water from outside hoop into the middle with sculling hand type motion then similarly we add
milk- by putting hand in front of chest & pushing water into middle of hoop of course next in the all important
chocolate- putting our hands under the hoop and into the middle we swoosh our hands around saying chooooocolateee….
* now here is where I get the most success by way of seeing shy or timid children especially giving in to the fun*
MIXING CAKE- we all run around holding the hoop making a mini whirlpool saying “mix,mix, mix” before I make tyre screeching noise and stop the running and say ok mix now the other way (the kids absolutely love the tyre noise and after a few lessons start making the noise along with me). After mixing we push the cake down into the oven but our cakes are water cakes so they need some magic which is when I get them to hummm above the water with mouths closed then we put our faces in and hummm which helps them discover how to make bubbles come out of their noses. After humming three times we put full faces including eyes to see if the cake is ready…..then I yell “ding”, we hold the hoop up in the air and all make gobbling noises before I put the hoop down over the children so they are all in the middle then one by one I encourage the kids to submerge under the side of hoop and jump back to the step.

Not all that different but I love this as do my students not to mention it has proven to be a success for me in many different areas during the whole “baking a cake” process.
I am so very grateful to you and everyone who contributed for all the helpful tips, suggestions and ideas.

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Comment on Swimming Game – Buckethead by J Swim https://swimminglessonsideas.com/2012/06/28/game-buckethead/#comment-407 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:02:00 +0000 http://swimminglessonsideas.com/?p=120#comment-407 Have you played Buckethead? It is awesome! As the post says, it is “directly proportional to the amount of effort you put in.” Buckethead is a silly, fun game that creates energy, excitement, and can be a great reward. The brilliance of it is how simple and entertaining it can become.

It isn’t really designed for blowing bubbles, although that can be a side benefit as water can rush over the mouth and nose and require strong exhale to keep it away.

Really, it is for beginners who don’t go underwater, are afraid, timid, or shy. This game brings energy to the lesson, amps up the instructor engagement, and makes the lesson fun.

You can certainly worry excessively about “reinforcing respect for the teacher” but you should be earning that respect through competence, command language, and constant encouragement and control.

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Comment on Swimming Game – Buckethead by Zita Berger https://swimminglessonsideas.com/2012/06/28/game-buckethead/#comment-406 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:37:00 +0000 http://swimminglessonsideas.com/?p=120#comment-406 Why is the best game of all time? Is this a technique to get students comfortable in the water and getting their face wet? I don’t understand what makes this better than blowing bubbles for that goal. I see it can be fun for the student to get the teacher wet but that’s not really reinforcing respect for the teacher or teaching a swim skill.

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Comment on Resources by J Swim https://swimminglessonsideas.com/resources/#comment-399 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:12:00 +0000 http://swimminglessonsideas.com/?page_id=2478#comment-399 I would be happy to. Send me an email at jswim@swimminglessonsideas.com

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Comment on Resources by Theresa Gray https://swimminglessonsideas.com/resources/#comment-398 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:29:00 +0000 http://swimminglessonsideas.com/?page_id=2478#comment-398 Hi, I subscribed to your site, but still cannot get your free lesson pack, can you perhaps send it to me in an email. I am really interested. Thanks theresa

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Comment on Swimming Game – Monkey Walks by J Swim https://swimminglessonsideas.com/2012/04/20/swimming-lessons-game-monkey-walks/#comment-396 Sun, 12 Jul 2015 01:18:00 +0000 http://swimminglessonsideas.com/?p=30#comment-396 Gutter grabbing or monkey walking isn’t ideal, but I feel it is a good safety skill. Swimmers that use it to launch themselves into the deep end without supervision or an understanding of the dangers is a whole other problem, more specifically “where are the parents?” and “Did the swim instructor not go over why we do this activity?”

We teach this specifically FOR non-swimmers to go from the deep end into the shallow end.
If someone finds themselves in deep water, unable to climb out, and unable to swim, what do you suggest as an alternative?

Learning how to do this skill is just as important as knowing how to exit the pool and enter the pool safely. Just because it has the potential to be abused isn’t a good enough reason not to teach it, in my opinion. Similar to saying Diving isn’t a good skill to teach because some people dive in shallow water and break their necks, even experienced swimmers. Bad decisions are sometimes just that.

Do you have an alternative?

I honestly can’t think of another way to get a young person who can’t get themselves out of the water, and can’t swim but is next to the wall, to shallow water or to a ladder or some exit point.

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Comment on Swimming Game – Monkey Walks by androuman https://swimminglessonsideas.com/2012/04/20/swimming-lessons-game-monkey-walks/#comment-395 Sun, 12 Jul 2015 01:03:00 +0000 http://swimminglessonsideas.com/?p=30#comment-395 At the pool where I lifeguard, we call this action “gutter grabbing”. Non- swimmers do this to get to the deep end, where they can potentially fall off and struggle to get back. I wouldn’t call this a good skill to learn.

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Comment on Swimming Lesson Plan – Adult Lessons by Mikayla https://swimminglessonsideas.com/2012/05/31/swimming-lesson-plan-adult-lessons/#comment-15 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 02:07:00 +0000 http://swimminglessonsideas.com/?p=53#comment-15 Thank you, quite helpful!! 🙂

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Comment on Swim Lesson Plan – Infant Day 1 plan by J Swim https://swimminglessonsideas.com/2012/06/06/swimming-lesson-plan-infant-day-1-plan/#comment-8 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 02:12:00 +0000 http://swimminglessonsideas.com/?p=78#comment-8 Then you did everything too quickly. You’re supposed to take your time and do these activities multiple times. Don’t rush through this.

Remember that you’re working with infants and possibly up to 2 years. They can’t do much at all, and you should spend most of your time doing each activity with each participant. Your job is teaching the parents as much as teaching the children.

Take your time, and repeat everything.

Fill gaps with songs or toys.

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