How did Chad Le Clos Beat Michale Phelps in the 200m Fly??

First off, the idiotic NBC, Comcast, stranglehold on the olympic video is ridiculous and needs to be addressed.   See the video here, but you had better have NOSCRIPT! installed or some other pop-up ad blocker.   We’re going to look at the final 5 seconds of the race. Phelps is in lane 6, and …

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Swim Drill – Double Arm BK

A great backstroke drill for beginning and advanced swimmers. Double Arm Backstroke The first stage of this drill is double arm back with underwater recovery. Push off in streamline when at the surface, start with hands in streamline and pull them to your sides While pulling down, focus should be on the fingertips pointing to …

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Swim Lesson Plan – Level 2

Swim lesson plan for beginner swimmers. The best way to teach young swimmers is through repetition. Most children (literally almost ALL) are unable to physiologically complete most of the fine motor movements that swimming requires. Children are physically UNABLE to mimic, or do certain things because they haven’t reached that point in their growth yet. …

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Swimming Game – Jumps

Swimming lessons idea game: Jumps This seems like a stupid thing to write about or talk about. Jumps. Really? something that simple?   Yes.   Jumping into the pool w/ assistance or without works on a number of different skills and can be a good gauge of trust and progress. Here are a few: Go …

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Swim Drill – Fly – Undulate, Pause, Undulate and stroke

Butterfly Drill: Pause, undulate, pause, undulate and stroke. This drill is actually two steps. 1) P+U+P+U/stroke GO SLOW! Do not rush this drill. the Pause (P) is floating on the surface balanced, arms out straight above the shoulders, head in line, looking down. Undulate (U) is a fly body motion. Start with the chest pressing …

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Swimming Game – Buckethead

This is the best swimming lessons game of all time. Buckethead’s success is directly proportional to the amount of enthusiasm the instructor puts into it. With action, fearlessness, and boldness this can be the most successful game of all time. Get a bucket/pail/bowl Fill it with water pour it over the participant’s head while shouting/singing/saying …

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Swim Lesson Plan – Template – Level 1

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Swim Drill – Freestyle – Position 11

This drill is excellent for swimming lessons, swim teams, adult lessons, or child swim lessons. It focuses on long over the water hand entry, early catch, body posture and body balance. Updated: 3/24/17 Video of position 11 Freestyle Drill: Position 11 Start from streamline Hands should separate from streamline to directly above the shoulders (the …

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Swim Drill – Breaststroke – BR arms, FR kick

The best swimming lessons drills, or swim team drills are ones that are easily repeatable, worthwhile, and require a few simple parts. The more complicated it gets, the less likely they’ll be useful. Breaststroke Drill: Breaststroke Arms with Freestyle Kick After streamline, swimmer does freestyle kick. After 5 kicks in streamline or “superman” swimmer does …

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Swim Lesson Plan – Infant Day 1 plan

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Parent and tot classes are for children between 6 months and 3 years old. We require that the parents enter the water with their child. Parent and Tot classes will be run with an instructor, up to 10 participants which includes the parent and the child. You can allow both parents to enter the water …

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Swimming Lessons Plan – Swim Lesson Plan Template

Use the following generic template to write your own swimming lessons plans. Most lessons are 30 minutes, and you can break up your lessons into three 10 minute blocks. I generally focus on one skill like Freestyle in a 10 minute block, working on glides, streamlines, kicking and arms. After 10 minutes of that do …

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Swimming Lesson Plan – Adult Lessons

You can see our updated guide to teaching adults and teens here: [button text=”Adult and Teen Guide” url=”https://www.swimminglessonsideas.com/2016/02/19/new-swim-instructor-guide-teach-adults-teens/” background_color=”#2dcb73″ text_color=”#ffffff” style=”lt_flat” size=”default” icon=”” open_new_window=”true” rounded=”true”]   To teach Adults how to swim requires first assessing what their ability level is. Follow these steps: Do they go underwaterIf yes then continue, otherwise focus on this first.  Float: …

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Swim Drill – Chicken Wings

In swimming lessons and triathlon training the “Chicken Wings” is one of the classic drills exercised. The challenge of this exercise is swimming without the support of your hands and – even more difficult – with a reduced arm length; your arms are bend to short “Chicken Wings”. Shoulders and elbows have to come high …

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