End of Session Review
1. Independent Submerging
Why: Increased Breath Control.
Goal: Submerge independently at without goggles at least 5 times.
2. Glide on the Belly and Kick, Kick, Kick
Why: Achieving a streamline body position will not only increase the feeling of buoyancy and balance but it will also improve the way a student moves through the water.
Goal: Independently glide and kick on the front (in streamline / sandwich hands) for at least two body lengths then stand back up without support.
3. Glide on the Back and Kick, Kick, Kick
Why: To achieve buoyancy, balance, and relaxation in the water and practice rolling to the front and standing up.
Goal: Independently glide and kick on the back (arms in any position) for at least two body lengths then roll over and stand back up without support.
4. Roll Over Breathing
Why: Breath control, buoyancy, balance, movement and safety! Roll over and rest when getting tired instead of grabbing the teacher, rope or wall.
Goal: Swim independently on the front and roll over and relax on the back for at least 5 seconds before rolling to the front and continuing swimming (at least 1/2 way across the pool).
5. Swimming on the Back
Why: Buoyancy, balance and movement.
Goal: Swim independently on the back using simple arm and leg movements at least 1/2 way across the pool.
6. Pop Up Breathing
Why: Breath control, buoyancy, balance and movement.
Goal: Swim independently on the front and pop up for air at least once while swimming (at least 1/2 way across the pool).
7. Jump, float and climb
Goal: After a jump, a student must roll to their back and float for at least 5 seconds before returning to safety and climbing out (independently).
No Props Needed!
Two docks for continuous movement – Begin with the docks about a body length apart and increase the distance as necessary. If a wall is necessary you may position your docks so that students can monkey walk in between to gain confidence.