In this video you will see the first 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.
Watch how Mr. Ed has the students jump in the water, use the kickboard in the Advanced Beginner position, and kick back and forth across the pool.
The students change their kickboards to speed boards, a smaller version of the kickboard, and kick and blow bubbles to the other side. Watch 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.
Next, watch how Mr. Ed has two or three students at a time race to the other side where they practice the crawl stroke motion. Finally, watch how Mr. Ed teaches the high and dry drill to the children. This is an exercise that teaches the students move their arms in a crawl stroke movement.
Mr. Ed then demonstrates the complete crawl stroke. Then one at a time the students try their hand at swimming across the pool.
At the end of the lesson, they practice diving off the diving boards and swimming to the wall. They all jump in and make it to the wall, demonstrating how well our unique method works!
Key Points Taught:
- Blowing bubbles for five seconds (rhythmic breathing)
- Kicking across the pool (arms straight, chin on speed button, blowing bubbles)
- Crawl stroke
- Swimming unassisted (without Kickboard or Speedboard), using crawl stroke, splashing their feet, and blowing bubbles
- Diving off the board, swimming to the wall