Minnows 1/2/2020

Dryland Activities:

Question of the Day: What is a decade?
Correct = Do 10 Jumps
Wrong = Do 10 Pushups and situps

Warmup in water:

100 IM Kick
2 x 25 position 11.

Review 3 things for Streamline before first 25.
1) Lock your thumb.
2) Squeeze your ears (back of head).
3) Look down (with your whole face).
Review 3 things for Position 11 before second 25:
1) Keep your arms straight.
2) Stay at the surface (even when you breathe).
3) Look down (with your whole face).

Split Up into 2 Groups

Group 1

3 x SL + 5 kicks in position 11 + 1 breath to side in position 1, then 5 kicks in position 1 with face down.

Do a streamline with all three things. At surface kick in position 11. Put one arm at hips, keeping the other arm extended forward above the shoulder on the surface.

Take one breath to side, continuing to kick.

Look down again, and kick in position 1 for 5 more kicks. The goal is side breaths.

Group 2

3 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 in 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



Q of the Day Answer: 10 Years!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Item added to cart.
0 items - $0.00