This is the third lesson of the Advanced Beginner class. Three boys and one girl are present.
Starting off, watch how the class begins blowing bubbles. Blowing bubbles is an integral part of swimming efficiently. It not only good practice for proper breathing, it allows a steady transition into the class for those who may still be hesitant, like one student in this video. Next, watch how Mr. Ed employs different methods such as making a Magic Circle or holding a mirror while blowing bubbles and having the child look in the mirror while blowing bubbles.
You will watch as the students jump in the water, with their thumbs on the thumbs of the Speed Board™, blow bubbles with their chin on their speed button, and kick across the pool. Across the pool, they line up again and kick to the other side of the pool where switch to the Peek Board™ and play the Monster Game. Watch how Mr. Ed introduces the Monster Game to the children. The children listen intently and eagerly play the Monster Game. The Monster Game simulates how they would blow bubbles while swimming.
You will also see how Mr. Ed teaches the children about the spider position and how they blow bubbles down the “spider’s belly.” This exercise stretches the muscles in the back of the next getting the students used to putting their head down during swimming. They also practice holding their breath underwater for 10 and 30 seconds.
You will then see how the children eagerly jump off the side and race each other across the pool. Once across the pool, the next exercise is the High and Dry Drill. This is a drill to pattern the arm stroke of the crawl stroke. Watch how the children also learn to perform the cannonball float, which is a type of survival floating.
Watch how Mr. Ed then demonstrates the complete crawl stroke, showing the children what they should aim to do. Then watch as one at a time the students swim across the pool using the crawl stroke with the help of Mr. Ed.
At the end of the lesson, the students practice diving off the low diving board and swimming the wall. Observe how Mr. Ed first helps each student perform a one legged dive and then lets them attempt to dive through a hoop.
The video shows how Mr. Ed then has each of the students jump off the high diving board and swim to him. The goal of this is to have the students swim the length of the pool. At the third class, this is an excellent display of the children showing how much they have already learned.
Key Points Taught:
–Kickboard Across Pool, Speed Button
–Diving (One legged and through hoop)
–High and Dry Drill
–Peek Board swim across
–Swim length of pool