Today’s blog features a letter from Swimming Instructor Pietjie Dauth of Namibia, a country in Southern Africa, who has reached out to us for guidance concerning a student she is teaching who has Asperger Syndrome. Asperger syndrome is considered a high functioning form of Autism, an au In today’s blog, I have shared the [...]
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January 10, 2011 - 8:01 PM
Did your student plateau? While incorporating sound swimming progressions can help push progress along, many times teachers and parents unnecessarily get frustrated when learning “appears” to slow down, and this is often referred to a swimming plateau. What swim lesson instructors and parents must understand is that the child is STILL LEARNING even when it “appears” [...]
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December 20, 2010 - 3:44 PM
Thank you, Coach P.D., from Australia, for your great questions regarding flotation devices for swimming lessons. You asked about the one we are currently using at Swim Lessons University, the SwimWays Power Swimr, in particular. Here are your questions, my thoughts, observations, and comments: Dear Swim Professor: The reason I write is (1) about the ‘POWER SWIMR’s’ [...]
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December 5, 2010 - 8:32 PM
When it comes to determining what type of swim lessons you can offer, or what type of swim lesson class a parent should enroll their child in, there are several considerations, including, but not limited to the skill level of the swimmers. In today’s blog on group swim lessons for kids, my recommendations are based [...]
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November 28, 2010 - 2:09 PM
One of the most common misunderstandings about learn to swim classes is that each child has to be at the “exact” skill level. While there are certainly benefits to dividing children up based on their skill level in swimming lessons and I definitely recommend it, you will always have a range of swimming abilities and [...]
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November 24, 2010 - 4:42 PM
Today’s blog is to announce a podcast that I just recorded and published with one purpose: To reach as many parents as possible and potentially save the life of a child. The purpose of the podcast is not only to prevent unnecessary drowning and teach water safety, but to prevent and recognize how devastating nonfatal, [...]
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November 23, 2010 - 7:56 PM
How to Teach Swim Lessons for Kids from wikiHow – The How to Manual That You Can Edit When it comes to teaching swimming lessons, there are some basic guidelines that every experienced swim instructor follows. Whether they do it knowingly or naturally, here are some swim lesson basics that should take place in the [...]
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October 2, 2010 - 2:11 PM
Your swim lessons curriculum is something every swim school should take seriously. But even more important than the curriculum itself, is how the swim school owners ensure that each and every member of their staff of swim instructors have lesson plans, can effectively teach the swim skills sets and progressions, and have a strong foundation [...]
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October 1, 2010 - 1:13 PM
Do you incorporate the use of toys when you teach your swim lessons for kids? Swim Toys can certainly add a dynamic to your class that helps young children get extra excited about learning, and often even help redirect a child who may be scared or hesitant in the beginning. Nevertheless, when you teach swimming [...]
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September 21, 2010 - 8:16 PM
Keep in mind that when teaching kids swim lessons, that children will actually feel safer when they know what the rules are, especially in new or exciting situations. If a child is scared, they will have a hard time having fun. So when you kindly, but firmly give children rules or boundaries and let them [...]
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August 23, 2010 - 7:00 PM