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SIP 069: Foundational Breathing Method for swimming

[smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/069.mp3″ title=”SIP 069: Foundational Breathing Method for swimming; a conversation with Dominic Latella from theswimbox.com” artist=”Swimming Ideas” ] A conversation with Dominic Latella from theswimbox.com Check out the course, Foundational Breathing Method for swimming here: https://www.theswimbox.com/online-courses/ We talk about a lot of different things regarding swimming. Dominic lets us know some details about his […]

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SIP 068: Is it okay to just play games with 3 year olds?

[smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_068.mp3″ title=”SIP 068: Is it okay to just play games with 3 year olds?” artist=”Swimming Ideas” ] Yes! It is okay to play games with 3 year olds, and I would even say that you should be playing mostly games and singing songs with your youngest participants. When they’re comfortable enough to trust you […]

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SIP 067: Deliberate Practice

[smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_067.mp3″ title=”SIP 067: Deliberate Practice” artist=”Swimming Ideas” ] Finding deliberate practice in swim lessons and on developmental swim teams.   What is it:   James Clear:   https://jamesclear.com/beginners-guide-deliberate-practice   https://jamesclear.com/deliberate-practice-theory   Deliberate practice refers to a special type of practice that is purposeful and systematic. While regular practice might include mindless repetitions, deliberate practice […]

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SIP 066: Dryland for swim lessons

[smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_066.mp3″ title=”SIP 066: Dryland for swim lessons” artist=”Swimming Ideas” ] Daily dryland program for the first two groups / considering integrating it into swim lessons as a supplemental class/course. 10-15 minutes Draws heavily on SIP 064: jeff Grace games, and SIP 061 and Foundations of breathing General routine Our “flow” Lay down on your […]

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SIP 064: Yoga for swimmers with Jeff Grace

[smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_064.mp3″ title=”SIP 064: Finding balance with yoga for swimmers” artist=”Swimming Ideas” ] http://www.excelwithgrace.ca/ Jeff Grace Jeff Grace has been involved in the sport of swimming for the last 33 years as an athlete, coach and yoga teacher He swam at a high level as an age grouper in Canada and was part of relay […]

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SIP 063: “Failing” for two weeks

[smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_063.mp3″ title=”SIP 063″ artist=”Swimming Ideas” ] And how it has been fun and full of healthy improvement.   Preface: I run safe and encouraging practices. I get along well with my swimmers and their parents. I can’t think of a time I was upset with a parent that knew me or has watched a […]

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SIP 062: My big swim lesson mistake

How I messed up today doing a dunk. [smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_062.mp3″ title=”SIP 062: My big swim lesson mistake” artist=”Swimming Ideas” ] Today is a short podcast about how I failed when taking a child underwater.   I went to the beach with my friend and his family and while swimming with their 3 year old, I […]

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SIP 061: Provocative breathing, mediation, and better coaching

[smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_061.mp3″ title=”SIP 061: Provocative breathing, mediation, and better coaching” artist=”Swimming Ideas” ] We want to make swimmers better. I had so much fun talking to Dominic Latella from SwimBox. He said multiple times that making swimmers better is his primary goal. He wants to help people and work with others that share that goal. […]

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SIP 060: How to run effective trainings

[smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_060.mp3″ title=”SIP 060: How to run effective trainings” artist=”Swimming Ideas” ] Summer is here with seasonal staff. Are you ready to train them well? The summer is almost upon us and you’re going to start running training classes for your summer and seasonal staff. Slap on the sunscreen, wear a floppy hat, and get […]

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SIP 059: Planning at home swim lessons

[smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_059.mp3″ title=”SIP 059: Planning at home swim lessons” artist=”Swimming Ideas” ] An interview with Teresa Stewart of Safe Splashes Swim School in Arizona Safe Splashes Swim School in Arizona with Teresa Stewart safesplashesswim@gmail.com Teresa has been teaching swim lessons most of her life. She uniquely finished her lesson program while young and they made […]

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SIP 058: The One Thing

How to be a better coach or instructor [smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_058.mp3″ title=”SIP 058: The One Thing” artist=”Swimming Ideas” ] Episode 057 with Meighan Julbert: “Focus on the 2-3 things totally essential for swimmer’s success.”   Episode 055 with Karis Mount: “My coaches focused on the one thing that would make me improve. We were focused.” Episode […]

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SIP 057: ‘Failure’ to succeed and parent education

[smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_057.mp3″ title=”SIP 057: ‘Failure’ to succeed, and parent education” artist=”Swimming Ideas” ] An interview with Meighan Julbert, MS from The MindSide Meighan Julbert is a Mental Skills Consultant for The MindSide who brings a passion for understanding how to gain competitive advantages as part of early athletic experiences, through proper structure and coaching of […]

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SIP 056: Challenges in Swim Lessons

[smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_056.mp3″ title=”SIP 056: Challenges in Swim Lessons” artist=”Swimming Ideas” ] How to increase learning and interest in your classes Are you in a rut? Have you taught the same lessons over and over for years? They work, they’re great, and they’re interesting for the kids, but how can you amuse yourself and your students […]

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SIP 055: “The one thing,” the Breaststroke kick chair, and games – An interview with Karis Mount

[smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_055_-_Copy.mp3″ title=”SIP 055: "The One Thing," the BR chair, and games with Karis Mount” artist=”Swimming Ideas” ] Everyone has a unique story to tell about their time teaching or participating in swimming. There are lessons to learn from both participants talking about what they went through as swimmers, and stories to remember from people […]

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SIP 054: Merging preschool teaching with swim lessons – An interview with Jennifer Butler

[smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_054.mp3″ title=”SIP 054: An Interview with Jennifer Butler” artist=”Swimming Ideas” ] Swim instruction is teaching Jennifer Butler of Roots Aquatics is awesome. She is an experienced preschool teacher, swimming veteran, and expert swim instructor. Jenn is the Aquatic Coordinator at Roots Aquatics and Fitness Center where she trains lifeguards and swim instructors, teaches lessons, […]

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SIP 053: Calling podcast Guests

Are you ready to share your story? [smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_053_1.mp3″ title=”SIP 053″ artist=”Swimming Ideas” ]   You can join the podcast as a guest by submitting a form here: https://goo.gl/forms/1rE1r173RYX6GVgo1   Qualifications: Swimming experience Currently teaching or running swim lessons Swim Coach Involved in swim lesson management or administration   We want to hear your story. What […]

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SIP 052: Swimming is a habit

[smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_052.mp3″ artist=”Swimming Ideas” social=”true” social_twitter=”true” social_facebook=”true” social_gplus=”true” ]   How to Build a New Habit: This is Your Strategy Guide http://99u.com/articles/17123/5-scientific-ways-to-build-habits-that-stick   http://www.lifehack.org/articles/featured/18-tricks-to-make-new-habits-stick.html   Teaching swimming lessons is establishing habits for our swimmers. We look at how to do that in this podcast by looking at how to create good habits. If you want […]

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SIP 051: Go to games for swimming lessons

Today we’re going to look at the “staple” games for swimming lessons. These are the go to games I use for most swim lessons. Once you get a group of swimmers with you more regularly where they know you and are used to your system and routines, you can start playing more inventive and dynamic […]

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SIP 050: Lesson Plans for swim lessons

The importance of lesson plans. Lesson plans are not necessary for everyone. Veteran and highly experienced teachers can do without them. However levels, move up criteria and overall progression planning is necessary. You have to know where you want to go before you start moving forward. Majority of swim instructors are inexperienced. Park districts hire […]

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SIP 049: Ring the Bell

[smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_049.mp3″ artist=”Swimming Ideas” social=”true” social_twitter=”true” social_facebook=”true” social_gplus=”true” ] https://www.facebook.com/swimrichmond/  Swim RVA http://www.swimrichmond.org/ Fitness and swimming pool in Richmond VA I follow them on Facebook and Twitter and their “ring the bell” concept is amazing. Loud, physical, tangible thing to do announcing to everyone and yourself that someone has succeeded in something. We don’t do […]