Big Mat Fall
Why: Breath Control and Safety
How: Have students climb up and sit on the big mat and follow the actions of the song. Repeat the song a few times and count one, two, three before jumping, submerging and rolling to the back! For More Advanced Students; ask parents to take a step back from the mat, so the student can independently fall into the pool, next encourage parent to assist with rolling their swimmer to the back once they reach the water!
Song Lyrics: Five little monkeys jumping on the bed, one fell off and bumped their head. Mamma called the doctor and the doctor said, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”