5/29/2019 Minnows

Warmup

100 IM Kick

2 x 25 Position 11

Question of the Day: What does “bilateral” breathing mean? Breathing to both sides on freestyle.
Y = 25 FR (breathe every three but don’t write this part out)
N = 50 FLY K

Split up into two groups:

Group 1:

Jumps from the block


Two feet over the edge, curl toes over the side.

Bend your knees and stick your butt out.

Jump in and get in position 11 in the air.

Streamline and swim to the flags, get out and do it again.

Group 2:

3 x Dive from side, 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

Fail Box Game

Fail Box:

Fail box game. The focus was on streamline and ever more difficult activities after.

Everyone in the lane does #1. In this case, Streamline underwater.

Round 1 is a practice round, round 2 is the final test round.

Coaches give thumbs up for success (they did the skill correct) or a thumbs down, or fail, if the swimmer does ANYTHING incorrect.

If anyone fails their attempt the lane does the Fail Box activity 1.

If everyone succeeds, then lane does the Success Box 1.

Go down the line not repeating fails or success box items.

Builds upon a few expected systems in place:

  • SL + [something], swimmers should understand this concept and be familiar with short distance training and feedback.
  • Knowledge and awareness of what those [something] activities are. you have to teach them before you can play this game.
  • Be able to read the board and know what the shorthand means.

Game descriptions:

Flop – a – Fish: lay on your back (floating) and partner slaps your hand. Flop over on your belly, partner slaps your back, you flop back on your back. Basically flop back and forth like a fish when tapped by your partner.

Spider game, and cannonball push can be found on the website: www.swimminglessonsideas.com



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