Tuesday, August 5, 2014

What type of float is difficult to execute?

Floating is an important skill in learning the different strokes. Learning to float indicates that the student is ready for the next learning skill. It further shows the confidence of the swimmer in the water. Prone floating is an important skill for the freestyle/frontcrawl while back float is important for the backstroke. Aside from the prone float and back float, there are other types of float to explore, namely;

1. dead man's float
2. turtle float
3. jellyfish float.

The three types of float could be easy or difficult to some students. Among the three, which is easy and on the other hand, the difficult to execute? Share your opinion about the floating lesson.



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Saturday, July 19, 2014

What are your expectations in a basic swimming class?

Basic swimming class is could be challenging to students with zero knowledge in swimming or those with traumatic experience in the water. Student with basic swimming skill that he or she obtained from a swimming school will surely feel the advantage. They could also have different expectations.

It is important that the teacher knows the expectation of the students to facilitate effective instruction. Based on my experience in coaching, the students usually expect the following.

1. Teacher is approachable so that students will not hesitate to ask questions.
2. The instruction should be clear and lessons are organized.
3. Lessons are demonstrated properly.
4. Enough time to practice the lessons.
5. Being objective in scoring practical tests.

Your own expectation is maybe not listed. Share at least two expectations to help your swimming teacher delivers better instruction. Your expectation will be a great contribution to the success of your swimming class.


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Saturday, July 5, 2014

What is your motivation to learn swimming?

Swimming may not be your first choice sports but at least there could be some reason why you want to learn or why you want to engage in this sport. I listed some of your possible motivation. Check the listing below and try to reflect on your personal motivation. You can share your own to inspire other swimming enthusiasts.

1. For fitness
2. To learn a new skill
3. For career preparation
4. I feel that its a need to learn swimming
5. To enjoy recreation activities
6. To engage in other aquatic sports
7. For safety and survival
8. To face my fear in the water

To my students, post your answer in the comment portion of this blog. Follow the format below:

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