Minnows 12/4/2019

Dryland Activities:

Question of the Day: Who counts your laps, or lengths at the Laps for Coho event?
Correct = Count your breaths for 10 seconds.
Wrong = Count your breaths for 10 seconds after doing 3 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

Take the Elevator Down

Describe going underwater and putting your feet on the wall for a streamline like “Taking the elevator straight down.”

Most beginner swimmers will put their feet near the surface of the water, or not push off at all.

Encourage dropping down first, then rotating so that feet go to the wall, then growing from a “little sprout” into streamline.

Group 2

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.

Get back together in one group

10 x 25 on 1:00 FREE or BK
This is a mini-test set for Laps for COHO. Swim, rest, swim.

Be confident.

Game – Streamline Push

Create partners or groups.

One person floats on their back or belly in streamline.

Other person holds their feet. When they’re ready, the person holding the feet pushes using hands and feet on the wall to “Push” the streamline as far as you can go.

The winner is the “streamline” that gets the farthest without kicking, moving, or breathing.

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.

Coach:
“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.

Q of the Day Answer: Your parents!

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