Introduction Teaching Backstroke To 4-Year-Olds Teaching swimming to young kids needs to incorporate progressive lessons. Excellent teaching skills are vital, from getting used to the water, controlling their breath, and moving in the water to safety skills. Once they are used to being in the water, the backstroke technique is the easiest […]
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IntroductionWith the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic having taken such a toll on the lives of so many, especially children (1), it is critical for swim teachers and coaches to understand what this might mean for their practices at the pool. Authoritarian-style imposed lockdowns/restraint, social isolation, exclusion and general loss of […]
Teaching Basic SkillsIt is important that teachers don’t rush the water familiarisation stage with beginner swimmers. Basic skills like pool entry and exit, breath control, submersion and floating skills are all vital to a child’s progressive learning. Swimming teachers often observe those children who struggle, thrash, and fight the water […]
Introduction to Being an Adapted Aquatic Teacher Infant Aquatic teachers know babies have limited cognitive, physical and social skills, and, are nonverbal but still are able to teach them breath holding and basic swimming skills. If a 4-month-old can be taught breath holding and basic swimming skills, we strongly believe anyone […]
Introduction to Water Familiarisation Teaching the beginner swimmer may be difficult because they can often be afraid of the water. The parent or caregiver, although unintentional, may frighten their child in an attempt to keep them safe around the water. For example, statements such as “Come back from the side of the […]