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Here are pieces of advice about conducting lessons with children

BE SAFE THIS SUMMER

Whether at home, visiting family and friends or on holiday, it is always important to keep safety in mind when children are in or near water. Drowning is the number one cause of death for children under five. Drowning can occur quickly and quietly, without any warning noises. Sadly, on average, one child dies each week in […]
By |September 28th, 2015|General, Lesson tips, safety|0 Comments

How to teach your child to swim: uSwim lessons – Level Three

In level three of the uSwim series of videos we move on to stroke development. This level is all about teaching your child how to do freestyle and backstroke while braking the strokes down into easy to follow steps. Symmetrical strokes, like freestyle and backstroke, are easy for children to understand and learn because of the […]
By |August 3rd, 2015|Lesson tips|0 Comments

How to teach your child to swim: uSwim lessons – Level Two

Last week we went over how teach babies to swim in the first level of the uSwim program. This week, we’re going to progress and instead focus on teaching children three years old or over how to swim. The series of online classes we have developed are very user-friendly and easy to understand, and give everyone […]
By |July 27th, 2015|Lesson tips, uswim program|0 Comments

ALWAYS have a notebook with you.

Dougoism: “If it is not written down it won’t be done.” Keep a journal of your teaching. Write down great things you see, ideas you have, and track your results. Everyday you teach will be a new experience. You should write these experiences down. Write down your goals for the week and work towards them. […]
By |January 16th, 2014|Lesson tips|0 Comments

Find a Mentor!

“Good teachers learn from their mistakes, great teachers learn from the mistakes of others.” Unknown. We all want to be better at what we do. Here are the first of a series of my top tips to help you. Find someone you respect and that has been in the industry for a while, observe Great Teachers teaching, […]
By |September 9th, 2013|Lesson tips|0 Comments

What Does It Take To Achieve Good Stroke Development?

I was at the pool today and had a chance to see Lily finishing her 300m Swim. It’s hard to believe that she is just 3 years old- Lily’s stroke development is well beyond her years! What do you think it takes to achieve this stroke at such a young age? I believe the fundamentals of swimming […]
By |August 7th, 2013|Lesson tips, uswim program|0 Comments

Floating, why it's so important

No matter what age you are what your level of swimming, floating is a skill that must be continually practiced. This really hit home recently when Olympic gold medal winning coach Stephan Widmer  showed our Aquatic Achievers staff footage of a training drill he does with Libby Trickett. There she was practicing floating on her stomach […]
By |June 22nd, 2011|Lesson tips|0 Comments

Why and how to use Goggles

Goggles, just in case they call them  something different in far off lands, are those plastic things which cover the eyes so we can see clearly under water. The use of goggles should be done with a balanced approach. There are times they are beneficial, and times when you need to practice without them. Some people […]
By |March 16th, 2011|Lesson tips|0 Comments