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How should you protect yourself and others when you’re teaching swimming lessons to individuals or duos? Today we’re listening to a user submitted question and answering it after a brief unrecorded phone call. Rowenna and I spoke on the phone and we reviewed much of the same things. Her favorite games are Treasure hunt and … Read more

Minnows 2/24/2020

Dryland Activities: Question of the Day: What strokes have a flip turn?Correct = Do three rolls on teh side.Wrong = Laugh 10 times as loud as you can and do 10 situps. Warmup in water: 100 IM Kick2 x 25 position 11.Review 3 things for Streamline before first 25.1) Lock your thumb.2) Squeeze your ears … Read more

Sharks 2/17/2020

Brought to you by Hannah Kaiser. Warmup 100 IM Kick 100 BR2 x 25 Position 11Question of the Day: What month does the spring season beginCorrect = 50 Hannah’s favorite strokeWrong = 50 Hannah’s least favorite stroke4 x 25 on 1:00 Split up into two groups: Group 1: 3 x SL + 3 FREE KICK … Read more

Minnows 2/11/2020

Dryland Activities: Question of the Day: What stroke, or strokes, does position 11 work on?Correct = Do four different jumps with 4 different ways to do a pushup.Wrong = Do eight different jumps with 8 different ways to do a pushup. Warmup in water: 100 IM Kick2 x 25 position 11.Review 3 things for Streamline … Read more

Sharks 1/27/2020

Warmup 100 IM Kick100 BR (this is a test)2 x 25 Position 11Question of the Day: What are the minimum requirements to get into White? (the next group up from Sharks).Correct = 50 CHWrong = 50: 25 BR / 25 FLY4 x 25 on 1:00 FREE with FLY K on the SL Split up into … Read more

Minnows 1/27/2020

Dryland Activities: Question of the Day: Should you start swimming after your streamline on the surface or underwater?Correct = Roll on the floor 3 times and do 2 pushups.Wrong = Do 5 situps and do 2 pushups Warmup in water: 100 IM Kick2 x 25 position 11.Review 3 things for Streamline before first 25.1) Lock … Read more

Sharks 1/20/2020

Question of the Day: What is today’s Date?Correct = Do 20 jumpsWrong = Do 20 jumps and 10 situps. What you need for today:1) Kickboard2) Fins3) Waterbottle (if you have one)4) Bravery.IF you miss an interval, a 20, or a length, then you need to pay 2 pushups and 2 situps for each one missed. … Read more

Parent-Tot 12/7/2019

Do all things as a group. Announce the activity, give an example and have them do it on their own or with you for support. Be confident. They should know most of these things. Sit on the side, and slide in. The child sits on the side of the pool and the parent gets in … Read more

Sharks 11/18/2019

Warmup 100 IM Kick100 BK K2 x 25 Position 11 Question of the Day: Is chocolate milk a good choice to drink immediately after swim practice? https://www.swimmingscience.net/is-chocolate-milk-an-adequate-recovery-aid-for-swimmers/ Correct = 50 CHWrong = 50 FLY K no board.4 x 25 on 1:00 FREEStreamline to the flags, make the interval, finish by touching the wall. Split up … Read more

Minnows 11/6/2019

Dryland Activities: Question of the Day: How many yards are in a 500 yard freestyle?Correct = 5 jumps with high knees.Wrong = 5 jumps with high knees and a 30 second plank. Warmup in water: 100 IM Kick2 x 25 position 11.Review 3 things for Streamline before first 25.1) Lock your thumb.2) Squeeze your ears … Read more

Halloween Practice Ideas

3 x SL + 3 Zombie FREE Take three crusty, slow, jerking, hungry for brains freestyle strokes like a starving zombie. Move too fast and your arms will fall off, or maybe you’ll lose a leg. 3 x SL + 3 Skeleton BK You’re all bones! Have someone move your arms for you.Drag a friend … Read more

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