Children in this day and age are rapidly growing in a physical aspect. They learn to balance on one leg, climb up and down stairs, jump from small heights and kick a ball. In addition, three year old’s ability to understand, argue and communicate by increased language development has implications […]
World Wide Swim School holds a collection of helpful articles and resources for techniques and tips on how to teach swimming, mainly for swim teachers. These are dedicated to swim teachers and instructors seeking more information and further education.
Building great skills in 2-3 year old swimmers is something we pride ourselves on. The Laurie Lawrence swimming and water safety program for children under 4, revolves around certain basic philosophies, including; Children’s grown and development Building swimming skills Encouraging independence And insisting on parental involvement These four values help […]
Before we start swim teaching skills to children in this age group, or even formulating a lesson plan. I believe it’s most important that we study and understand the physical, linguistic and cognitive characteristics of these children. Swimming teachers will notice social and emotional changes in the child as they […]
Developing propulsion techniques from the arms and legs is important to help us move efficiently through the water. It is imperative however that before propulsive movements are taught, floating patterns are established and mastered. Encouraging propulsive movements before floating has been mastered will result in children struggling and thrashing through […]
Babies are born with a natural grasp reflex. They instinctively grasp and hold on tight to fingers, toys, clothing, and hair. In the swimming lesson we want to try to maintain the baby’s grasp reflex. In doing so, we build strength, independence and teach baby to support their own body […]