Minnows 1/9/2020

Dryland Activities:

Question of the Day: What is the difference between a “heat” and an “event” at a swim meet?
Correct = Hold a proud, confident, powerful pose for 30 seconds and look at yourself in the mirror when you do.
Wrong = Do 5 squat down and stand-ups, and 4 bellies on the floor push up into planks.

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

5 x SL on BK + 3 rotations of HLBw/R

Head lead balance with rotation

Can be done on front and on back.


Keep body in soldier position. Hands near the hips. Head still and stable either looking down or up depending on if on back or belly.

To breathe when doing face down, rotate head to ceiling with shoulder rotating up.

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6 x 25:
Rotate while you swim, like the drill

Group 2

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.

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2 x 100 KICK w/ FINS FREE or BK their choice

Q of the Day Answer: A “heat” is a race of the same event when there are more swimmers in an event than the pool can hold.
An event is something like 25 FREE 10 U Boys where a gender and age all swim the same thing for a time.

True or False Game

Everyone gets out of the water. Line up with a fair amount of space between each person. Two feet’s toes on the edge.

“If I say something true, you jump in. If I say something false, do not jump in.

If you’re wrong, you’re out. Last one in wins. If everyone is out, I win.”

1st statement is easy and always true.
“This is a swimming pool.” or something similar.

Then ask swimming questions getting ever more specific.
“you must touch the wall with 2 hands on freestyle” – False. You don’t HAVE to.

Make statements about the coach that the swimmers would know.
“My name is…”
“I went to high school at…”
innocuous innocent facts that are appropriate for a child setting.

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