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Now displaying: July, 2015
Jul 26, 2015

Swimming Lessons Ideas Program:

 

Print out rosters

Check existing participant database against current roster

Verify level and group

Assign to instructor

New participants:

Interview parents to determine ability level

Use age as an indicator (avoid putting 5 year olds with 10)

Assign to instructor based on confidence, parent interview, age

Observation during the lesson

Managers and instructors verify the correct placement of swimmers in classes.

If participant needs to switch a class to be more appropriate we move them immediately on the first day

 

Program A

 

Print out rosters: Camps

Line up all participants on the side of the pool.

Have 5 -6 swim instructors in the water ready to test swimmers

1-2 managers with a binder on the deck, watching each participant do a swim test

Test: Go underwater, freestyle, backstroke, free breathing, fly swim, breaststroke swim

Take all data from first day and that evening separate into classes for Day 2.

 

Program B

 

Registration based on levels specific to certain days/times:

Level 1: Monday 3:00pm

Level 2: Monday 3:30pm

Level 3: Monday 4:00pm

 

Instructor and swim manager verifies that parents chose the correct level for their participants. Immediate move, if possible ( Level 1 at 3pm and Level 2 at 3pm) or move next week to appropriate level on the offered day/time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 20, 2015

Twitter

Instagram

Pinterest

Facebook

 

To Do What are some things to watch out for?

To Do Do not photo requirements

To Do Automatic waiver unless specified

To Do Inappropriate pictures?

To Do Who are you targeting?

To Do What is the purpose of your social media strategy?

To Do Enrollment

To Do Get the word out

To Do Website traffic

To Do Email list

To Do Registration

To Do Who is in charge of your social media accounts?

To Do What is your update schedule

 

Tools for Social Media:

 

Meetedgar.com

Bufferapp.com

 

People that do it well:

Instagram:

Swimming.lessons

Aquatotsmichigan

Babyswimmingthailand

Salineswimteam

aquatotsschandler

 

 

Twitter:

@SwimLessonsProb

@FloridaSwimLSC

@BigBlueSwimming

 

Jul 13, 2015

 

 

 

Giraffe Neck for a long neck

Brontosaurus neck for a long neck on freestyle

Trampoline Soldiers for bobs

Carrot with leaves spinning for breaststroke kick in position 11

Giant toothbrush running in circles being chased by a tiny toothpaste bottle for brushing teeth in morning.

 

 

Use Images to create memorable associations. Images hold more information than lists or rote mantras.

 

 

Jul 6, 2015

http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewMiscArticle.aspx?TabId=1909&mid=9519&ItemId=5455

 

Key points:

 

 A swimming coach is or should be:

  • Knowledgeable
  • Organized
  • Sympathetic 

 

From <http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewMiscArticle.aspx?TabId=1909&mid=9519&ItemId=5455>

 

Swimming coaches should be organized and well prepared. Swimming is a sport that depends upon developing a base and following a purposeful progression throughout a season and career. 

 

From <http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewMiscArticle.aspx?TabId=1909&mid=9519&ItemId=5455>

 

 

A coach can learn, develop and enhance these qualities. Some of these skills may already be well developed; others may need improvement.  

QUALITIES ATTRIBUTED TO THE COACH

Michael Josephson, a well known business ethics advisor, has said that we tend to think of ourselves in terms of our best intentions, but others tend to look at us based on our last worst act. 

 

From <http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewMiscArticle.aspx?TabId=1909&mid=9519&ItemId=5455>

 

 

http://www.usaswimming.org/_Rainbow/Documents/7c9af3bf-7613-4070-bd53-f449e9818e0a/Stroke%20Teacher.pdf

 

Books worth mentioning:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345472322/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0345472322&linkCode=as2&tag=swimlessidea-20&linkId=TLKTL3FARR6EBTMQ

 

 

 

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