SIP 024

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Why we never let participants struggle to swim

 

Erodes trust

 

Not helpful teaching technique

 

Creates fear and distrust

 

Positive bank. What hurts you doesn’t make you stronger, just pulls away from your positive bank 🏦

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/insight-therapy/201008/what-doesnt-kill-you-makes-you-weaker

 

Encouragement and support produces healthy swimming longer term. Be kind and supportive to teach.  Fear is worse than respect and love.

 

We can get results by being harsh instructors but it is not effective teaching techniques, it creates bad emotional associations with swimming. It creates negative feelings with water.

 

Best option is challenging support. Give clear commands and always lift or be there as a safety of needed. Never walking away or letting a swimmer struggle

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