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Parent Tot Activity Practice

Parent Tot – 12/11/2021

Round 1: -Sit child on the side. -Splash feet or play with toys. Use the floating smiley faces. – Use buckets to pour water over body. Can sing “Itsey Bitsey Spider”– Sing Ring around the Rosey, and at the end say “…all jump in!” -Jump in; see picture: Get together in the middle: sing this […]

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Dev. 01 Minnows Practice

Minnows 12/9/2021

1 x 100 IM KICK1 x 50: FLY Kick1 x 50: FLY Kick w/ FINS on BK2 x 25 Position 11 w/ FINS (together)review all 3 things to SL and 11 before going. Question of the Day:Is it okay to roll your body to the side when breathing during FREE?Correct: 3 x roll like a […]

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Dev. 01 Minnows Practice

Minnows 12/8/2021

1 x 100 IM KICK1 x 50: Fists Drill: FREE w/ FINS1 x 50: BK w/ FINS2 x 25: Position 11 (together) w/ FINSreview all 3 things to SL and 11 before going. Question of the Day:Show a coach how you push the water during Backstroke.Correct: Swim to 1/2 way BK, pulling on the lane […]

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Dev. 01 Minnows Practice

Minnows 12/7/2021

1 x 100 IM KICK1 x 50: FREE w/ FINS1 x 50: Bk Kick w/ FINS2 x 25: Position 11 (together) w/ FINSreview all 3 things to SL and 11 before going. Question of the Day:When doing a flip turn, what tells you you’re close to the wall?Correct: Jump off the T mark and get […]

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Dev. 01 Minnows Practice

Minnows 12/6/2021

1 x 100 IM KICK1 x 50: BK w/ FINS 1 x 50: BK K w/ FINS2 x 25: Position 11 w/ FINS (together)review all 3 things to SL and 11 before going. Question of the Day:What was the name of last weekend’s swim meet?Correct: Do an extreme swim to the flags.Wrong: 50 FREE 2 […]

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Parent Tot Activity Practice

Parent Tot 12/4/2021

Round 1: -Sit child on the side. -Splash feet or play with toys. Use the floating smiley faces. -Press smile underwater with 1 foot, then the other. -Press smile under with both feet.– Sing Ring around the Rosey, and at the end say “…all jump in!” -Jump in; see picture: Get together in the middle: […]

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Dev. 01 Minnows Practice

Minnows 12/2/2021

1 x 100 IM KICK1 x 50: 3 kick pause, BK Drill1 x 50: BK K w/ FINS1 x 100: FREE Kick w/ FINS2 x 25: Position 11 w/ FINS (together)review all 3 things to SL and 11 before going. Question of the Day:What part of your hand enters the water first during backstroke?Correct: Float […]

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Swim Lesson Game

Swimming Game – Challenge: Star Float without Kicking

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Dev. 01 Minnows Practice

Minnows 12/1/2021

1 x 100 IM KICK1 x 50: Hip Slap Drill FREE1 x 100: FREE Kick w/ FINS 2 x 25: Position 11 w/ FINS (together)review all 3 things to SL and 11 before going. Question of the Day:When you do a flip turn for FREE do you streamline after the flip on your side, back, […]

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Dev. 01 Minnows Practice

Minnows 11/30/2021

1 x 100 IM KICK1 x 50: Both arms at same time (double arm) BK DRILL1 x 50: Finger Tip Drag Drill (FR) w/ FINS2 x 25: Position 11 w/ FINSreview all 3 things to SL and 11 before going. Question of the Day:What stroke was invented first? BR or FLY?Correct: Do a 25 BR […]

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Dev. 01 Minnows Practice

Minnows 11/29/2021

1 x 100 IM KICK1 x 50: CH1 x 50: Kick on your side, in position 1 w/ FINS2 x 25 Position 11 w/ FINSreview all 3 things to SL and 11 before going. Question of the Day:How much turkey did you eat?Correct: 50 BK K w/ FINS with a huge turkey bellyWrong: 100 FREE […]

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Dev. 01 Minnows Practice

Minnows 11/23/2021

1 x 100 IM KICK1 x 50: Finger Tip Drag Drill FREE1 x 50: Fists Drill: FR or BK 2 x 25: Position 11 ; do it together. review all 3 things to SL and 11 before going. Question of the Day:What does “bilateral breathing” mean?Correct: Do a 50 FREE w/ FINS breathing to both […]

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Dev. 01 Minnows Practice

Minnows 11/22/2021

1 x 100 IM KICK1 x 50: HLBw/R on BK w/ FINS1 x 50: FREE Kick w/ board w/ FINS2 x 25: Position 11 ; togetherreview all 3 things to SL and 11 before going. Question of the Day:How many lengths did you swim at Laps for COHO?Correct: Do that many mini jumpsWrong: Do a […]

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Parent Tot Activity Practice

Parent Tot – 11/20/2021

Round 1: -Sit child on the side. -Splash feet or play with toys. Use the floating smiley faces. -Press smile underwater with 1 foot, then the other. -Press smile under with both feet.– Sing Ring around the Rosey, and at the end say “…all jump in!” -Jump in; see picture: Get together in the middle: […]

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Drill

Body Line and Positioning

The last few weeks I’ve been teaching a parent at class while training new staff. It’s giving me some insight into why we do the things we do. Why are we spending so much time on body position and how to hold the child? During swim lessons why do we spend the majority of the […]

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Dev. 01 Minnows Practice

Minnows 11/15/2021

1 x 100 IM KICK1 x 50: Back Drill: Fists1 x 50: FREE2 x 25 Position 11 w/ FINS; do together. review all 3 things to SL and 11 before going. Question of the Day:At a swim meet, what does the LOOONG whistle before your race mean?Correct: Sprint, swim as fast as possible to the […]

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Parent Tot Activity Practice

Parent Tot 11/13/2021

Round 1: Sit on the side. Slide in, or let child lay on the yellow mat. Parent gets in, then child. – Motorboat song: “Motorboat, Motorboat…: …go so slow / …go so fast/ …step on the gas!”– Sing Itsy Bitsy Spider and pour water on the child with a bucket. Start pouring water on shoulders, […]

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Dev. 01 Minnows Practice

Minnows 11/10/2021

1 x 100 IM KICK1 x 50: FREE Drill: Fists1 x 50: Backstroke2 x 25 Position 11; together. review all 3 things to SL and 11 before going. Question of the Day:What habit does Coach Jeff want you to learn, the most?Correct: Do 1 Streamline that turns into a flipWrong: 3 x SL 1 x […]

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Dev. 01 Minnows Practice

Minnows 11/9/2021

1 x 100 IM KICK1 x 50: FREE Drill: Fists1 x 50: BK; touch wall on your back.2 x 25 Position 11: Do this together.review all 3 things to SL and 11 before going. Question of the Day:How many more strokes do you take at the flags when swimming BACK?Correct: Do 3 x Front flip […]

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Parent Tot Activity Practice

Parent Tot 11/6/2021

Round 1: -Sit on side. Splash and Kick-Motorboat Song-Push float toy underwater with feet or hands. -Humpty Dumpty Round 2: Front Floats and climbing out of the water. Throw a toy and get it. Round 3: Throw a toy and Get it. Motorboat to the toy. Go FAST and pull in an “S” shape. Back […]