About DataSwim

DataSwim gives you the power to create your own levels and skills, track them, and have parents see their own child’s progress. Want to modify Swimming Ideas’ level structure to fit your personal site-specific needs? You can do that! Want to use an easier method for tracking your swimmer’s progress? See each swimmer’s comments, evaluations, …

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Evaluations for swimmers in Lesson Management

Skill assessment is crucial to a robust swimming program. You need to be tracking skill progress and using metrics you’re comfortable with to guide your swimmer through your swimming progression. When you create your own skills and levels with our online Lesson Management database you can easily update your swimmer’s progress through evaluations. Evaluate swimmers …

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Easily add your own Levels and Skills

Setting up your swimming lesson program online has never been easier. You can now log into our online lesson management and create your own levels and skills within a few short minutes. Add your own levels: Click on “levels” then using the menu at the top click, “Add Level.” Type in the name of the …

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Creating your own swimming lesson levels

Swimming Ideas’ levels are designed to be quick and easy target points for skill assessment. They’re refined and concise to make testing and placement easier.  When I was sixteen, over 25 year ago, teaching my first swimming lessons we followed the American Red Cross level system.  At the end of the week we had to …

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BR Kick Drill – Breathe, Kick, Glide

Using a kickboard, have your swimmers do 25’s or short distances (from the wall to 1/2 way). Start in position 11, holding the bottom of the board. Breathe: take a breath. Put your head back in the water. Kick: do a breaststroke kick. Glide: using the strength of the BR kick glide through the water …

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Min / Sharks President’s Week #3

1 x 100 IM Kick1 x 100 IM1 x 50 Position 11: tell coach 3 things for SL and 11 before you go. Question of the Day: What kick should you do during your streamline on FLY, BK, and FREE?Correct: Do around the world FLY K to the flagsWrong: Do a 50 Fly Kick 3 …

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Community Questions: 1/26/2021

The place where you get to benefit from the community questions we get from our subscribers, clients, and visitors. We get emails and phone calls often asking about different aspects of teaching swimming. One of my favorite things in life is to give feedback and hear the story of how it went. Check out this …

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Private Lessons 12/9/2020

1 x 100 IM Kick3 x 50 (Min/Shark) 100 (White+) CHOICE, 1 must be Kick1 x 50 Postion 11; recite 3 things for SL and 11. Question of the Day:This is a 20 yard pool. How many lengths do you need to do for an exact 200?Correct = 50 CHWrong = 50 FLY K on …

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SIP 092: Are you comfortable teaching?

What should you do if you are comfortable? What should you do it if you’re not comfortable? Covid-19 and the coronavirus pandemic is real. We just saw this week that the president got infected and foolishly hosted events without face coverings that subsequently infected many other people at a White house event. I know. This …

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SIP 091: Swimming Ideas’ Levels

Find out what Swimming Ideas Level structure is and why we use it. Learn the nuances of each level and the progression of skills that takes a 3 year old who doesn’t like the water to a competitive swim team swimmer. For all the information covered here go to: https://www.swimminglessonsideas.com/resources/ Level 1: https://www.swimminglessonsideas.com/blog/level-1/ Level 2: …

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SIP 090: Teaching Swimming, Method and Delivery

Today we review the online course, Teaching Swimming, fun and effective instruction and the second section: Method and Delivery. Today is all about the online course, Teaching Swimming, that comes with the companion PDF of the physical book available on Amazon. This training course covers the crucial skills your teachers need to begin having effective …

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SIP 089: Safe children that LOVE swimming with Julia Johnson

Teach better Parent Tot, Parent and Infant classes with Julia Johnson. Julia Johnson grew up in Michigan where she learned to swim during summer swim lessons by going to beaches and pools. She swam competitively in high school and then completed a few aquatrathons, sprint triathlons and a 5k swim in the years after graduation. Julia …

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