The rapid physical growth as children in this age learn to balance on one leg, climb up and down stairs, jump from small heights, kick and throw a ball as well as the three year olds ability to understand, argue and communicate by increased language development has many implications in the swimming lesson.
Watch Laurie in action as he demonstrates how to run a successful 2.5-3 year old swimming class and outlines tips for planning a productive lesson.
One of the most important lessons teachers can learn is how to properly structure the class utilising the correct skills and being able to communicate effectively with the parents by maintaining a position of strength in the water.
Learning to swim should be a positive experience for both parent and child.
There are a number of skills that you need to understand and learn how to teach important elements of the learn to swim process.
Here are 7 important skills that you need to learn to help your teaching;
- The importance of keeping the lesson fun
- Ledge breathing
- Importance of revising an activity
- Identifying weaknesses
- Using a kickboard
- Diving for rings
- Incidental learning
Now take a look at this short video to give you an overview of what you need to Know!
Well done, that is the first step to being better prepared and equipped with the knowledge and skills to assist your little one through to becoming a confident and happy little swimmer.