Minnows 1/8/2020

Dryland Activities:

Question of the Day: Can Minnows go to every swim meet?
Correct = Jump for joy 4 times and do 2 situps
Wrong = Jump for shame and do 4 situps and 2 push-ups.

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 through Hula Hoops

Hold the hula hoop with the base touching the bottom at the T mark.

More advanced, move the hula hoop to the bottom at the flags.

Group 2

3 x SL + 3 FR D: Fists

Do three strokes of freestyle with hands held in a fist. Focus on pushing water back and down with a high elbow underwater.

Get back together in one group

6 x 25 w/ FINS Kicking on the side

2 x 50 FREE: focus on turning head to the side to breathe and reaching into 11 when swimming.

Challenge –

Do a handstand with your legs together and toes pointed to the ceiling. Hold it for 2 seconds (or 3), then do a front flip where you land on your feet without otherwise touching the bottom.


Challenge – Back on the bottom, 2 feet on the wall

Lay down on the bottom of the pool with your back, shoulders and hips touching the floor.

At the same time, but two feet on the wall.

Hold it for 2 seconds.


Q of the Day Answer: No! Minnows can only go to certain meets, developmental meets.

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