Introduction to Being an Adapted Aquatics TeacherWhen teaching students that present with additional learning needs, it is imperative that you think outside the box. In addition, you must understand that they can swim, it just may just look different to what you usually see. When an Adapted Aquatics Teacher has the […]
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Using Ledges in Learn to Swim PrinciplesLedge kicking is often used as an introductory warm up activity in the Learn to Swim Principles. Utilising shallow ledges where children over the age of 4 can practice kicking drills is ideal. In this way, the depth of the kick is restricted. Also, […]
The new 11 Victorian Child Safe StandardsThe new Victorian Child Safe Standards will commence on 1 July 2022. The Victorian Government passed the Child Wellbeing and Safety (Child Safe Standards Compliance and Enforcement) Amendment Bill in June 2021. The Bill includes changes to the Child Safe Standards, replacing Victoria’s current 7 standards and […]
Introduction to Learn to Swim PrinciplesFrom the age of 4, children start to gain control over their fine motor skills. Therefore, Laurie believes that we need to instill in children good neuromuscular patterns from their very first Learn to Swim lesson. In addition, even in the under 4 year swimming […]
Introduction to Parental ParticipationWorld Wide Swim School recommends parental participation in the swimming lesson until the age of 4 years. A good swimming teacher will impart knowledge to the parents in the lesson and use them as an assistant to their teaching where possible. The more knowledge a parent has, […]