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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 + … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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) … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Building swim lesson plans

You can create fun and effective swim lesson plans with some basic tools, but if you want to really increase your game, improve your program and get the most out of your swim lessons and developmental swim practices the best thing to do is join the Developmental Swim Practice subscription so you can mix and … Read more

Using a TV at swimming

I’ve always felt that one of the biggest impediment to using technology on the pool deck was getting it to work quickly. swimminglessonsideas.com has been an excellent resource and tool I frequent when I’m running swim lessons or training new staff. Recently I purchased a television and mounted it on wheels so that I could … Read more

Help teach streamline better

When you do streamline like a thousand times, a hundred thousand, then you forget that it can be difficult for beginners to do well. I work with kids that are transitioning from swim lessons into swim team. They don’t know how to push off in streamline. What comes naturally for me, now, is totally foreign … Read more

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