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Now displaying: June, 2015
Jun 29, 2015

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. 

Jun 23, 2015

Focus on distance training

What about technique? Do you sacrifice skill work for endurance?

Emphasis on free and backstroke

What about BR and FLY?

Is there a place for short distance skill work when 50 meter pool time is limited?

 

What is an acceptable amount of kicking? Should you do any?

 

How many meters is ideal for beginners?

 

How do you prepare for long course with your beginning swimmers?

 

 

 

Specific steps we take:

-Gradual increase in yardage in 4 weeks before we switch to outdoor pools

  • More emphasis on free and backstroke: long body line
  • Additional Kick sets
  • Strong focus on glide and reach in br
  • Decrease in fly arm stroke work
  • Increase in fly kick work

 

Continue with about 1/2 short distance skill work, but lean more to endurance training (aerobic training).

Jun 15, 2015

Why we do what we do in this lesson plan. Found inside Swim Lesson Starter Kit and SLI Complete Lesson Program

 

 

Jun 10, 2015

How much do you pay your private swim lesson instructors

 

  • Flat rate for all
  • Scaling rate based on years of service
  • Merit based pay
  • Pay based on how many lessons taught
  • Percentage of fee
  • Revenue split

 

How to you register for private lessons?

  • Online resource? Online booking software
  • Phone call
  • Registration form
  • Individual? Packages?

 

How much do you charge for lessons? Does it determine your PL pay rate?

  • Discount for a package? Buy more than one get a discount per lesson?
  • Membership?
  • Per lesson cost?
  • Profit goals?

 

Resources for private lessons

 

http://www.jackrabbitswim.com/

http://www.teamunify.com/__corp__/tulessons/

http://www.usswimschools.org/

https://www.booker.com/swimmingbook

Jun 1, 2015

Why we teach front glides and back glides immediately instead of doggie paddle.

 

Positives

Glides are face in

Glides are easier to move farther with less effort

Glides when done correctly have same body position as all other strokes, Fr, bk, be, fly

Proper glides have arms in same position as swimming the strokes

Requires one body position to do well, position 11 or soldier.

 

Negatives

Requires face in the water, first difficult hurdle, may keep from progressing.

After initial push low mobility

Difficulties changing direction

No emphasis on breathing

No emphasis on arms making propulsion at first.

 

Doggie paddle swimming, survival swimming

Benefits

Can learn how to breathe

Any direction relatively easy

Head can stay above water

Survival swim

Can teach palms pushing against water makes you move

 

Negatives

Exhausting

Requires bad body position unrelated to any stroke

Difficult to keep head above water

Inefficient movement to energy expended.

 

 

Considering those things, we focus on glides and ignore doggie paddle and discourage its use entirely.

For safety, we feel that bobbing or rolling onto backstroke glide is more effective than teaching head up doggie paddle

We teach palms pushing and arm motion as an addition to glides to create extra movement and use plat to teach palm pushing for movement.

 

Swim Lesson Starter Kit

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