Watch as the children then jump in again, blow bubbles, speed button, and kick back across the pool. Once across the pool, the children switch to the Peek Board™. 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. After the Monster Game, the children kick back across the pool using the Peek Board™, which gives even less support than the Speed Board™ did.
Next, the children get on the playboards to simulate the horizontal swimming position as well as increasing their endurance for kicking. This is a fun exercise where the children practice blowing bubbles and can work as a team to kick across the pool.
You will see 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 as 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 diving board, watch how the children first practice the one legged dive with Mr. Ed and swim to the wall. Next, you will see Mr. Ed has the children dive through the hoop, first by him demonstrating and then having the children try for themselves. Finally, watch how the children bravely jump off the high diving board, one at a time, and swim down the length of the pool.
At the end of the lesson, the students practice diving off the low diving board and swimming the wall. You will see the method Mr. Ed uses to help each student perform a one legged dive. 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 gives an indication of how much the children have learned so far.
Key Points Taught:
–High and Dry Drill
–Kickboard across, chin on Speed Button
–Swim length of the pool