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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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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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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What Aquatic Professionals can learn from the Super Bowl

This afternoon you might be at a super bowl party or at your home nuzzling the chili cheese hotdogs you eat once a year. Maybe you’re suffering through the gameplay to see the commercials or maybe you’re a diehard fan. Personally I want San Francisco to win. Not because I know anything about them but …

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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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Sharks 11/18/2019

Warmup 100 IM Kick 100 BK K 2 x 25 Position 11 Question of the Day: Is chocolate milk a good choice to drink immediately after swim practice? https://www.swimmingscience.net/is-chocolate-milk-an-adequate-recovery-aid-for-swimmers/ Correct = 50 CHWrong = 50 FLY K no board. 4 x 25 on 1:00 FREEStreamline to the flags, make the interval, finish by touching the …

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Minnows 11/6/2019

Dryland Activities: Question of the Day: How many yards are in a 500 yard freestyle?Correct = 5 jumps with high knees.Wrong = 5 jumps with high knees and a 30 second plank. 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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How to quickly write developmental swim practices that are fun and effective.

I recently published the book, “How to create fun and effective Developmental swim practices.” I thought I could show you exactly how I write practices on a daily basis. It is super easy from my end and I’m curious if any would like to have access to the same bank of skills and software on …

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