We all know how to hold our children to make them feel safe and comfortable. Some kids love being held, and others shy away from it and prefer a certain level of freedom to explore and develop independence. As our children begin swimming lessons, more likely than not, they’re going to be held in the… Continue reading HOW TO HOLD OUR SWIMMERS IN THE WATER
If you told me a few years ago that my college degree would lead me to write a blog about swim diapers, I would have chuckled at you and dropped out. Yet here we are lol! If your child is under 4 years old, this post is for you. You have two options for the… Continue reading SWIM DIAPERS – A MUST HAVE FOR THIS SEASON’S POOL FASHION
It’s ok to have goals in mind for your swimmer and we always want to push them to achieve everything they can, but to expect results, blindly is not the same as setting a goal. If your swimmer is old enough to talk to you about this, sit them down and figure out what they want out of the time and effort they’re putting in.
I’m going to use this post as a declaration to put more effort into developing my ability to co-teach. This post is for all the other instructors out there that hate teaching alongside someone. I’m hoping it will give you some options on how to better yourself as a leader and co-instructor.
Swimmers are beginning to form opinions about what they like and what they don't, they're giving their parents a hard time about getting in the water, or they're just coming in with expectations that cause them to breakdown. Tantrums are part of the package when working with children so let's take a moment to discuss how these breakdowns can be handled by both instructors and parents.
The vocabulary used in swimming lessons is just as important as the skills that those words represent and it's important for both instructors and parents to be consistent in using them when discussing the activities taking place in the water.
We want to instill this idea of asking about safety before taking action around any body of water. By encouraging them to ask this question, we’re teaching our swimmers that they must be accompanied by someone who can answer the question and to acknowledge that they can't simply jump without checking for specific signs that could potentially cause harm to them or those around them.