Parent Tot

Round 1: -Sit child on the side. -Splash feet or play with toys. Use the floating smiley faces. -Press smile underwater with 1 foot, then the other. -Press smile under with both feet.– Sing Ring around the Rosey, and at the end say “…all jump in!” -Jump in; see picture: Get together in the middle: …

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Parent Tot 1/22/2022

Things to remember: -Go slow. Take your time with everything.-Play! The more you play, use toys, and explore the water the more fun your swimmer will have. -Relax. If you’re anxious or struggling, stop. Move on to an activity you’re familiar with. Your anxiety will pass to your swimmer.– Repeat everything over and over and …

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Parent and Tot 1/15/2022

Round 1: -Sit child on the side. -Splash feet or play with toys. Use the floating smiley faces. -Press smile underwater with 1 foot, then the other. -Press smile under with both feet.– Sing Ring around the Rosey, and at the end say “…all jump in!” -Jump in; see picture: Get together in the middle: …

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Parent Tot – 12/11/2021

Round 1: -Sit child on the side. -Splash feet or play with toys. Use the floating smiley faces. – Use buckets to pour water over body. Can sing “Itsey Bitsey Spider”– Sing Ring around the Rosey, and at the end say “…all jump in!” -Jump in; see picture: Get together in the middle: sing this …

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Parent Tot 12/4/2021

Round 1: -Sit child on the side. -Splash feet or play with toys. Use the floating smiley faces. -Press smile underwater with 1 foot, then the other. -Press smile under with both feet.– Sing Ring around the Rosey, and at the end say “…all jump in!” -Jump in; see picture: Get together in the middle: …

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Parent Tot – 11/20/2021

Round 1: -Sit child on the side. -Splash feet or play with toys. Use the floating smiley faces. -Press smile underwater with 1 foot, then the other. -Press smile under with both feet.– Sing Ring around the Rosey, and at the end say “…all jump in!” -Jump in; see picture: Get together in the middle: …

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Body Line and Positioning

The last few weeks I’ve been teaching a parent at class while training new staff. It’s giving me some insight into why we do the things we do. Why are we spending so much time on body position and how to hold the child? During swim lessons why do we spend the majority of the …

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Parent Tot 11/13/2021

Round 1: Sit on the side. Slide in, or let child lay on the yellow mat. Parent gets in, then child. – Motorboat song: “Motorboat, Motorboat…: …go so slow / …go so fast/ …step on the gas!”– Sing Itsy Bitsy Spider and pour water on the child with a bucket. Start pouring water on shoulders, …

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Parent Tot 11/6/2021

Round 1: -Sit on side. Splash and Kick-Motorboat Song-Push float toy underwater with feet or hands. -Humpty Dumpty Round 2: Front Floats and climbing out of the water. Throw a toy and get it. Round 3: Throw a toy and Get it. Motorboat to the toy. Go FAST and pull in an “S” shape. Back …

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Swimming Game – Challenge: Streamline Push

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 …

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Parent Tot 10/30/2021

Halloween! Halloween Round 1:– Sit on side. Splash and Kick. – Sitting on side, push the smile face floats underwater with hands and feet.– Throw a toy, jump in, front float to the toy, back float back to the wall. – Repeat. SONG: To scare some folks on Halloween,I’ll tell you what I’ll do.I’ll hide …

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Minnows 10/26/2021

1 x 100 IM KICK1 x 100: FREE Kick w/ board 1 x 50 Position 11 review all 3 things to SL and 11 before going. Question of the Day:What part of the body exists the water first when swimming Backstroke? during each strokeCorrect: Do 3 handstands for 3 seconds eachWrong: Do a 50 BK …

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Parent Tot 10/23/2021

Round 1: -Sit child on the side. Splash and Kick feet; Motorboat song.-Throw a toy from the side. Jump in together after your personal cueing. — Front float to get toy. — Back float back with the toy. – Repeat Song 1: Round 2:– Blast off the wall. Hold in back float, put feet on …

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Swimming Game – Challenge: Log Push

I often get asked what this game works on. A parent might be watching from the stands or the observation lounge or a coach might wander by with a curious look on their face. Great question. Let’s look at the pieces involved in this challenge: Swimmer needs to remain buoyant on the surface with a …

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