Quick visual swim skill sheets to make teaching swimming fun and effective.

  • Underwater and Glides
  • Crawls and Breathing (freestyle and backstroke)
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly
  • Refining Freestyle

Upcoming sheets:

  • Open Turns
  • Flip turns
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Visual skill sheets with lesson plans and general guidance for beginning and veteran swim instructors.

We learn through visual information best when it comes to swimming. We can demonstrate or ask someone else to perform the skill we’re asking our participants to do.

Here are hand drawn, custom made visual Instructor sheets that cover the essential swim skills for both swim lessons and beginner swim team programs.

With these new plans, you’ll have your new staff teaching like pros in no time and your veteran staff refining their technique to match the updated pictures and guidance.

Make your swim lessons more effective. Give your staff a powerful tool that they can use in the water or on deck in training.

Sheets cover:

  • Underwater and Glides
  • Crawls and Breathing
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly
  • Refining Freestyle
  • Flip turns
  • Open turns


Why SwimSheets?


Everything packed into one sheet. Swimming involves a litany of nuanced skills and precise movements. The SwimSheets make teaching swimming easier. Get everything you need from doing glides and going underwater to flip turns and breaststroke.

Each sheet has two crucial elements: Picture based example side, and Skill Progression example side using Activity, Activity, Challenge formula.

Page 1:

Follow the basics on the picture based example side. For breaststroke you can see how the arms and the kick are broken into their component pieces with guides to teaching them. Turn the complicated breaststroke arm movement into simple 11, Eat, 11.

SwimSheets can teach you swim staff and the students! Show them the pictures and have them mimic it.

Page 2:

On the reverse side of each SwimSheet see an example progression of skills following the proven formula for fun and effective instruction, Activity, Activity, Challenge.

In the above example you can see the progression of front crawl with glides, glides with arm strokes, and then arm strokes with a single breath. Included are directions, pictures, and illustration to make referencing the skills easier. Finally at the end look at the challenges that tie in a future skill or promote an essential swim skill.

Quicker staff learning. More effective instruction.

Give your staff a laminated copy of the SwimSheets when they’re learning how to teach swimming. Give them a copy of the pdf!

Each SwimSheet covers a broad topic like Glides and Underwater, Crawls and Breathing, or Breaststroke.

Want your new instructor to focus on teaching front glides? Give them the Underwater and Glides sheet.

Want your swimmer to better understand how to put together breaststroke? Review the pictures and elements on the Breaststroke SwimSheet.

When I’m training new instructors or assistant coaches I want them to have an easy reference for fast delivery and minimal intervention.

I give them the SwimSheets.

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