The Swim Professor

Jim Reiser, M.S.

How to Teach Freestyle to Beginners

First of all, if your student is under the age of six, I strongly suggest that you first teach a child to swim with the hands at the sides, using a “pop-up breath.”  Why?  It’s pretty simple.  At these younger ages, while children CAN and SHOULD learn the front crawl/freestyle, it takes LONGER to learn […]

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July 31, 2012 - 1:06 PM No Comments

Swim Lesson Questions

Last night one of my instructors got this question/comment from a parent: “I don’t see why she has to learn to breathe to the side… I think it’s just fine to breathe to front.” Wow!   That just shows why the majority of our swim lessons participants are “beginners” and not near enough parents know enough, […]

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July 6, 2011 - 2:22 PM No Comments