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: … Read more

086: Training Summer Swim Lesson Managers

What are the essential skills you should be teaching your lesson managers? You can find information at https://www.swimminglessonsideas.com/resources/ Under the Level Description guides. They details the specific needs of each “level” and what to look out for including guidance for lesson managers. Criteria for an effective swim lesson manager: Understanding of level structure, essential skills, … Read more

SIP 085: Finding Deliberate Practice Opportunities at Swim Lessons and Practices

What can you do at your swim practice and swim lessons to promote Deliberate Practice, and how does mediation teach you to be a better swimmer. What is deliberate practice: https://jamesclear.com/beginners-guide-deliberate-practice “ While regular practice might include mindless repetitions, deliberate practice requires focused attention and is conducted with the specific goal of improving performance. From … Read more

SIP 084: Why “Challenges” have replaced games.

Intro: What are Challenges?Why have they replaced games? QuickerIndividual basedapply to broad ability levelstailored for groupssideways learningthey are gamescelebrated success opportunitiesstriving to “challenge” self improves overall swimming Live use Where you can find them Swim Challenges: The new swimming game standard. Practice Components Premium Swim Lesson Plans – Digital Only Developmental Swim Practices for Teams

Practice 7/10/2020 White & Blue

Warmup: 1 x 100 IM Kick1 x 100 DRILL. Pick one: Fists, 1 arm only, 2K + 1 Pull, HLBw/R1 x 100 BK Kick1 x 50 Position 11 Question of the Day: What position should you get into after every Breaststroke Kick, and at the finish of every fly stroke?Correct: 50 FLY or BRWrong: 50 … 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

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