6/17/2019 Minnows

Warmup

100 IM Kick

2 x 25 Position 11

Question of the Day: What is a swim meet?
Y = Jump off block like a trick
N = Push off side and swim to 1/2 way FR.

Split up into two groups:

Group 1:

3 x SL on BK + 3 HLBw/R

Head Lead Balance with Rotation

Body in soldier position, kick with face up.

Rotate hips and shoulders from parallel to surface to perpendicular to surface. Rotate through both sides.

Have constant kick to keep body straight.

Rotation Drill.

Group 2:

Diving – Standing dive from the block

Stand with foot with toes curled over the edge. Rest weight on the forward leg.

Second leg is slightly back, though knees are near each other. Lift back heel off the block.

Be Calm.

Be Confident.

Be relaxed.

Swimmer waits until they hear, “take your mark.”

Bend at the waist, grasping the forward edge of the block outside the foot already curled over edge. Use both fingers and thumbs in front.

Look at back leg.

Fart at the moon (to get hips up).

Launch forward when you hear “go.”

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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