SIP 088: Teaching Breaststroke Kick to Beginners

Breaststroke kick is difficult to do. It is an unnatural motion for many swimmers. There will always be that small subsect of people that have learned how to do it on their own and in fact prefer it to the flutter kick motion. I believe these are people that pushed the water in the “breaststroke …

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086: Training Summer Swim Lesson Managers

What are the essential skills you should be teaching your lesson managers? You can find information at https://www.swimminglessonsideas.com/resources/ Under the Level Description guides. They details the specific needs of each “level” and what to look out for including guidance for lesson managers. Criteria for an effective swim lesson manager: Understanding of level structure, essential skills, …

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SIP 085: Finding Deliberate Practice Opportunities at Swim Lessons and Practices

What can you do at your swim practice and swim lessons to promote Deliberate Practice, and how does mediation teach you to be a better swimmer. What is deliberate practice: https://jamesclear.com/beginners-guide-deliberate-practice “ While regular practice might include mindless repetitions, deliberate practice requires focused attention and is conducted with the specific goal of improving performance. From …

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SIP 084: Why “Challenges” have replaced games.

Intro: What are Challenges? Why have they replaced games? Quicker Individual based apply to broad ability levels tailored for groups sideways learning they are games celebrated success opportunities striving to “challenge” self improves overall swimming Live use Where you can find them

Practice 7/10/2020 White & Blue

Warmup: 1 x 100 IM Kick1 x 100 DRILL. Pick one: Fists, 1 arm only, 2K + 1 Pull, HLBw/R1 x 100 BK Kick1 x 50 Position 11 Question of the Day: What position should you get into after every Breaststroke Kick, and at the finish of every fly stroke? Correct: 50 FLY or BRWrong: …

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SIP 082: Teaching Private Swim Lessons During Covid-19

How should you protect yourself and others when you’re teaching swimming lessons to individuals or duos? Today we’re listening to a user submitted question and answering it after a brief unrecorded phone call. Rowenna and I spoke on the phone and we reviewed much of the same things. Her favorite games are Treasure hunt and …

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Swim team during Covid-19; indoor plan

Our USA Swimming team is starting swimming practices again starting this week, June 18th. We’ve been paying attention to the guidelines put forth by our state, Illinois, and have worked with our risk management agency to implement safe protocols for users and staff. My wife is immune compromised and I’ve been taking the social isolation …

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Covid-19 and Swimming

I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are healthy, happy, and safe. All of us are struggling with either stay at home orders or a reduction in hours and livelihood.   Our businesses hinge on having people in the water. If we get more people we’re more successful. Moving forward the suggestion is that large …

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Minnows 2/24/2020

Dryland Activities: Question of the Day: What strokes have a flip turn?Correct = Do three rolls on teh side.Wrong = Laugh 10 times as loud as you can and do 10 situps. Warmup in water: 100 IM Kick2 x 25 position 11. Review 3 things for Streamline before first 25.1) Lock your thumb.2) Squeeze your …

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Creativity through Failure.

Yesterday I sat through a webinar about how to leverage your creativity and empower your employees. It was lead by a veteran of the parks and recreation industry. She wasted our time. I know. Harsh. Scandalous.  If you’re going to have your staff sit through an hour long powerpoint presentation then give actionable insight. Provide more …

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Sharks 2/17/2020

Brought to you by Hannah Kaiser. Warmup 100 IM Kick 100 BR 2 x 25 Position 11 Question of the Day: What month does the spring season beginCorrect = 50 Hannah’s favorite strokeWrong = 50 Hannah’s least favorite stroke 4 x 25 on 1:00 Split up into two groups: Group 1: 3 x SL + …

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Minnows 2/11/2020

Dryland Activities: Question of the Day: What stroke, or strokes, does position 11 work on?Correct = Do four different jumps with 4 different ways to do a pushup.Wrong = Do eight different jumps with 8 different ways to do a pushup. Warmup in water: 100 IM Kick2 x 25 position 11. Review 3 things for …

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Sharks 1/27/2020

Warmup 100 IM Kick 100 BR (this is a test) 2 x 25 Position 11 Question of the Day: What are the minimum requirements to get into White? (the next group up from Sharks).Correct = 50 CHWrong = 50: 25 BR / 25 FLY 4 x 25 on 1:00 FREE with FLY K on the …

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Minnows 1/27/2020

Dryland Activities: Question of the Day: Should you start swimming after your streamline on the surface or underwater?Correct = Roll on the floor 3 times and do 2 pushups.Wrong = Do 5 situps and do 2 pushups Warmup in water: 100 IM Kick2 x 25 position 11. Review 3 things for Streamline before first 25.1) …

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Sharks 1/20/2020

Question of the Day: What is today’s Date?Correct = Do 20 jumpsWrong = Do 20 jumps and 10 situps. What you need for today:1) Kickboard2) Fins3) Waterbottle (if you have one)4) Bravery. IF you miss an interval, a 20, or a length, then you need to pay 2 pushups and 2 situps for each one …

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Parent-Tot 12/7/2019

Do all things as a group. Announce the activity, give an example and have them do it on their own or with you for support. Be confident. They should know most of these things. Hokey Pokey Stand in a circle. Everyone sings. Instructor leads. Last thing of the day “You put your [right leg] in,You …

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