Are you a swim instructor? Need some ideas to keep your students engaged? This floating mat is extremely versatile. It’s not just for kicking practice. CLICK THROUGH to read the full post. Learn how to help children overcome their fear of water and motivate them to put their face in the water. With your imagination, this swim raft for the pool can become a bridge or part of an obstacle course and so much more. Swim lessons are a hit when kids can pretend. #affiliate #floatingmat
To begin the journey to help your child overcome his fear of water, he needs to start with being able to put his face in the water. You’re going to want him to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible. The following steps work well for children that are at least four years old. If you don’t have access to a pool, a bathtub works just as well. CLICK THROUGH to read the full post!
What is the duck, starfish, penguin stroke? It's a simultaneous arm action performed following a back glide. This arm action is part of a formal swimming stroke called the elementary backstroke. The elementary backstroke is also known as a resting stroke since it takes very little effort to cover tremendous distances. (swimming on back, resting stroke swimming, how to swim, propel water, propulsion for kids, #swimming #propelwater #propulsion #beginnerguidetoswim #howtoswim)
CLICK THROUGH to learn how to teach a beginner to swim. Before you introduce your child to any sort of propulsive swimming skills like arm strokes and kicking, she needs to master floating on her front and her back. If you don’t have a pool, a bathtub is a great place to start. READ THE FULL POST to get the tips to teach kids how to swim with confidence and find out why floating is a vitally important skill to master. #howtoswim #teachkidstoswim
Rhythmic breathing while bouncing up and down in the water is also known as bobbing. To teach it to a child, demonstrate it first. Take a breath in through your mouth then squat down to submerge your whole head, exhale slowly through your mouth or nose... CLICK THROUGH for more details. (breath control swimming, how to blow bubbles swimming, nose bubbles swimming, mouth bubbles swimming, #breathcontrol #breathcontrolswimming #blowbubbles #blowbubblesswimming #underwaterbubbles)
Struggling with aquatics staffing? Finding yourself lifeguarding more than you are managing your staff and facility? In need of new ways to recruit lifeguards? One of the biggest problems facing aquatics professionals is the recruitment and retention of lifeguarding and aquatics staff. It may seem like you’ve tried everything
When I'm not teaching, I am a certified lifeguard and lifeguard instructor. I grew up in and around the water; and I have been lifeguarding for over 8 years and coaching a swim team for 4 years. My experiences with water safety have prompted me to create a line of products geared at helping kids learn to be safe around the water! This FREE product is a fun little poem that you can use to introduce or talk about water safety. It gives a few quick tips on how to stay safe around the water.