100 IM Kick
2 x 25 Position 11
Question of the Day: When is a streamline a glide? (what stroke). During initial BR SL
Y = run around box one time flapping arms like wings
N = 5 streamline jumps from a squat and 5 sit ups
Split up into two groups:
Falling down for Backstroke
Move through progression:
- Hold wall with both hands, go underwater 3 x keeping a hold
- Hands and feet on the wall, go underwater 3 x keeping feet on the wall.
- Hands and feet on wall to start, 3 x fall under, lay back and put hands on top of head. Get back flat. (see picture)
3 streamlines. 1 at surface, 1 at bottom, 1 in middle (depth)
Focus on getting the swimmers to fall underwater first, plant their feet on the wall, and grow in a straight line off the wall into streamline. Goal is to travel in a straight line.
5 x SL + 5 FREE + 1 breath + Flip
Strong freestyle kick throughout.
Focus on arms reaching to 11, head aiming straight down, and power with each stroke.
Must breathe 1 time on stroke 2, 3, or 4. No breathing on 1 or 5, or before the flip after the strokes.
Get back together into one group
4 x 25 FR with good underwater streamline and side breathing.
Quest to be a Master Swimmer
Master = Accomplish all tasks
Journeyman = Accomplish most tasks
Apprentice = Accomplish few tasks
Come up with a story and at each stage require swimmers to complete a specific swimming skill. Swimmers that can do all will earn the title at the end, “Swimming Master!”