Does your swim school have a policy on wearing cap and goggles within the swimming lesson? Caps and goggles can aid swimmers experience in their lesson. They can also be a hindrance within the lesson if used incorrectly. If you don’t currently have a policy on wearing cap and goggles you may find some of the information within this article helpful.
- Hair tucked up inside the hat aids in keeping swimming pool clean
- Filtration system will work better without hair floating around in the pool
- Caps can keep hair out of swimmers eyes ensuring better visibility
- Hair is out of ears for better listening to instructions
- Latex and Silicone caps keep hair dry for cooler months
- Material Caps allow hair to be wet in warmer months
- If poorly fitted they can be a hindrance to hearing and visibility
- Latex and Silicone caps can split as they get older and can’t be fixed
- Material Caps can stretch out over time and won’t return to regular size
- If cap doesn’t fit and keeps falling off it may make swimmer stop to fix it
- Develops spatial awareness in being able to see underwater
- Assists in swimming straight
- Eyes won’t become sore if wearing goggles within the lesson
- Helps build confidence in the lessons for beginners
- Poorly fitting goggles waste precious swimming time
- Swimmers become reliant on goggles & panic when they don’t have them
What are some things you do to help improve your teaching skills? Share in the comments section below.
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