You can make the difference be it a 4year old's first lesson in the water or an olympic athlete, each are necessary buidling blocks to create an all round individual.
Develop your groups egg beater leg kick by incorperating it into a game! The good old fashioned 'Tig'(Tag/It/Catch whichever you like to call it) mixed in with 'bull dogs across'
Covering sideways movement and injecting good competition between your swimmers!
Try it and see how it goes!
Dust of those old hula hoops and put them to use! Re invent games and corect techniques with a great piece of kit time forgot! Here is just one way you can utilise the hoops!
Get your swimmers thinking of ways to move around the pool, different body positions, different movements and most importantly make it fun!
'Aaargh' they up for the challenge?
Lots of woggles may be needed, one per swimmer! As well as yourself of course!
Start at the wall and sit on your woggles (between your legs) and race!
So many different ways to challenge your swimmers! Jumping/Galloping - Frontcrawl legs - Frontcrawl swim
You decide! Enjoy!
Stage 3 game! Hope your singing voices are tuned in!
Fantasitc way to encourage your swimmers to jump in the water and submerge, filling them with confidence through the joy of singing!
Stage 2 game! Get your swimmers concentrating on a toy, allowing their natural ability when kicking to take over!
Keeps them interested and makes them want to swim! Make it a race to collect the toys or a relay race when they get better!
Change the way you teach with more games for your swimmers progression! Simple sinkers, woggles or floats, anything you name it in the pool and have your swimmers collecting objects and returning them to your "Desert Island"
Give your swimmers a target to aim for when swimming! This game incorperates a time limit to push them faster too! Make anything from simple things around the house just like the sponge and ducks! Your swimmers will love it!
Are your swimmers struggling to roll over in the water? Fear no more practice with apparatus to help them roll on an axis! Hoops or woggles are great for this and the swimmers love it!
Have motorbike/horse races with your swimmers! Get them kicking their legs as fast as they can whilst blowing bubbles to make engine noises. Great fun for yourselves and the swimmers so get involved!
Colour sort Simple game for you to develop and utilise for your swimmers! Think about developing with the use of coloured sinkers...
Everyone loves a bean!!
Make up the movements for different types of beans .... takes lots of skills for assessment and lets the children have fun in a no stress environment ..... Oh La La!!
Cant see them sinkers ....!
Children able to play fetch ... just throw in the sinkers and they bring them back to you ....
Challenge them to find the ones they may find it harder to see!!
One for the little fishes ....
Bring bathtime to the pool, play the same game at home in the bath and develop early water confidence that translates to the lesson situation.
Bring what you do in the bath to the pool .... same toys, songs and actions
Who is the strongest kicker!!
Challenge individuals or teams to kick the others into submission!!
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