Swim Lessons, Learning to Swim, Swim Classes
Swimmers are Smarter
Learning to swim at a young age may lead to more success in school, according to this study.
Back Float Swim Lesson Feed Back
It is very common for children not to like being on their backs, and while they are capable and skill ready, the children may not be mentally ready.
Teaching the Butterfly Kick - A Swim Lesson Tip
When teaching a swim lesson to a swimmer that has never butterfly kicked or dolphin kicked before, I have found most of the competitive butterfly kick drills only make learning the butterfly kick more difficult. In fact, in some cases, they even promote bad habits. An advanced swimming skill is using underwater dolphin kick or butterfly kick...
Water Smart 101 DVD on Water Safety DVD - Review
The Water Smart 101 Water Safety DVD is a simple way to teach the valuable lesson of staying safe around the water to elementary school-age children.
Pros and Cons of Private Swim Lessons
Are private swim lessons the most beneficial way for kids to learn how to swim? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of private swim lessons.
5 Strategies to Help Fearful Swimmers Overcome Their Swim Lesson Fears
One of the difficult things for a swim lesson teacher is to develop the confidence that you can turn a fearful swim lesson student into a happy swimmer, no matter how scared the swimmer may appear. Here are five strategies to help swimmers overcome the fear of swim lessons.
Swim Lesson Management Tips
What are some ways a swim lesson instructor could use to control a class?
Closed Mouth While in Swimming Lessons?
Many parents (and even swimming lesson teachers) remind their children when taking swimming lessons to keep the mouth closed while swimming. I assume they are afraid that their child will choke on the water. But truth be told, while you may not want anyone swallowing swim pool water, getting water in your mouth when swimming or during a swimming...
Questions on Teaching a Swimmer with Autism
This is part of a letter from Swimming Instructor from a country in Southern Africa. The instructor has reached out to us for guidance concerning a student she is teaching to swim who has Asperger Syndrome. Asperger syndrome is considered a high functioning form of Autism. We have some ideas on how to teach swimming to a child with autism.
Swim Lessons iPhone App - USwim On-line Swim Lessons and iPhone App Review
The uSwim on-line swim lesson program is a free, step by step series of swim lessons that can be used by parents to teach their children the basics of swimming. They also have an iPhone app for swim lessons, porting their on-line program to your iPhone.
Parents can Prevent Childhood Drowning - Safer Swimming for your Child
Nonfatal near drowning can occur in seconds, causing brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities, including memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning.
A Sample Progression for Teaching Swim Lessons to Infants And Toddlers
Teaching a baby or toddler to swim can be an invaluable experience. Let's start by answering three frequently asked questions about swim lessons for infants and toddlers. Can a baby or toddler learn to swim? Can an infant or toddler learn freestyle or backstroke? Can you drown proof an infant or toddler?
Are Swimming Lessons Better Than Letting Kids Figure Out How to Swim on Their...
Are swimming lessons better than letting kids figure out how to swim on their own - is letting children teach themselves how to swim better than giving them swimming lessons? David Morris, American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor, has some answers from his swim lesson teaching experiences.
Dunking Infants and Babies - Swim Lessons and Dunking
Should baby swimmers or infant swimmers be dunked as part of a swim lesson? This is a common question parents ask about swimming lessons for their swimmers. "Dunk" is even a term used by some swimming instructors as part of a learn to swim lesson. Before I answer the question, "should babies be dunked during a swim lesson," let's clarify the...
How Quickly Can You Teach a Child To Swim?
How quickly can you teach a child to swim? Let me start by asking you these three questions: How fast does a child learn to walk? How fast does a child learn to talk? How quickly does a child take to learn to read? Learning to swim is really not much different.
How To Prevent Crying In Infant or Toddler Learn to Swim Class
Have you ever wondered if there were swim lesson teaching techniques available that would help you keep your infant-toddler students happy and would prevent them from crying during a swimming lesson or learn to swim class? These are five of my favorite swim lesson teaching success strategies I use when teaching Parent & Me Swimming Classes.
Hydrophobia or Fear of the Water
Throughout the aquatic community they are "The Forgotten Ones", the widely diverse group of silent sufferers who have aquaphobia, also known as hydrophobia. Sadly, they are unable to enjoy the many emotional, physical and social benefits resulting from participating in an aquatic lifestyle. People with hydrophobia have a fear of the water. It is...
Key Points for Teaching Swimming Lessons to Pre-School Swimmers
After my first week of teaching swimming to the three and four year old swimmers, I visited a friend who had both three and four year old children. I watched them play, and I was amazed by how the young children were so different in terms of they way they played, the way they interacted, and all the other things they would do (things I would...
What is the Right Age to Start Swim Lessons?
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new position statement on drowning prevention and swim lessons for kids. Their previous position was that children should wait until they are 4-years old before starting swim lessons. The new position statement (as of May 2010) is that children as young as 1-year old can benefit from swim...
Should Flotation Devices or Life Jackets Be Used in Swim Lessons?
I received an angry phone call from a parent: "My son is on a swim team and doesn't need a life jacket. Why does he have to wear a life jacket during swimming lessons?" I responded, "He doesn't have to, but my number one responsibility is to make sure that your child is safe when in our care." To me, there was one of two reasons for this phone call...
Swim Lesson Teaching Time and Space Issues - Keep Parents At A Distan…
A swim teacher and swim coach in England, Shev Gul, is trying to get people to realize, respect, and formally make the teaching of swim lessons a health and safety issue that needs to be done in a secure, uninterrupted environment. What this means in the long run is that people should be kept a certain distance away from the swim lesson teaching...
Swim Lesson Teaching Time and Space Issues
A swim teacher and swim coach in England, Shev Gul, is trying to get people to realize, respect, and formally make the teaching of swim lessons a health and safety issue that needs to be done in a secure, uninterrupted environment.
Swimming Lessons with Stewie the Duck
Swimming Lessons with Stewie the Duck, written for children ages two through seven, addresses the skills and fears children face when they first start taking swimming lessons.
Teach Swimmers Facial Immersion, Breathe Control, and Breath Holding …
The secret to success when teaching young children is to make learning like play. One of my favorite activities for teaching young children first time facial immersion, breathe control, and breath holding is an activity I call "Hide Frog Hide." I love to use this game with beginners between the ages of three and five years old. It is a fun activity for the teacher and for the student.
Swimming Lessons for The Terrible Two's - Teaching Swim Lessons to Tw…
I just got off the phone with my dentist, who called for some advice on her two year old swimmer's swimming lessons. She said, "Coach Jim, we just had our first lesson and it was awful! Am I wasting my time?" Pay close attention to my response which was this analogy: "Do you mean the swim lesson was like pulling teeth, or the swimming lesson was like getting teeth pulled?" That analogy will help …
Swimming Lessons - Should Scared Children Continue Swimming Lessons?
Should a scared child continue swimming lessons? Many parents are quick to take the easy way out when the child doesn't like something right away, like swim lessons. They think "I'm not going force my children to take swimming lessons." This is often justifying or rationalizing that they are doing the right thing when they decide not to be firm...
Swim Lessons and Crying Babies
After my Infant-Toddler Swim Lesson Talk in Las Vegas, I had a learn to swim instructor ask the question: What do you do, if no matter what you do, a baby cries during a swim lesson for no apparent reason?