In this video you will see the second session of an advanced beginner group of eleven children.
At the beginning of the lesson, watch how the students practice blowing bubbles for five seconds. This is an essential part of our swim system, which helps them develop and work on their rhythmic breathing. Watch how the students use the Magic Circle to help them blow bubbles without wiping their faces.
You will see the students jump in the water, with their thumbs on the thumbs of the Kickboard™, 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.
Watch as 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 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.
You will see 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, see how the students learn to dive off the diving board and swimming the wall through demonstration and practice with the help of Mr. Ed. The students also learn how to dive through the hoop, first with a demonstration from Mr. Ed and then through trial and practice using our unique and effective system!
Key Points Taught:
- Blowing bubbles for five seconds (rhythmic breathing)
- Kicking across the pool with Kickboard™ (arms straight, chin on speed button, blowing bubbles)
- Crawl stroke
- Cannonball float
- Swimming unassisted (without Kickboard™), using crawl stroke, splashing their feet, and blowing bubbles
- Diving off the side and the board, swimming to the wall