This is the third lesson of the Beginner class. At a full capacity of ten students, extra attention is required.
In this video you will see how Mr. Ed deals with an inconsolable child and eventually is able to get the child to participate as class progresses and he becomes more and more confident. Learn the techniques that Mr. Ed uses that work quite well for those afraid of the water or just beginning to like water: washup, umbrella game, candle, disappear, color game, and backfloat.
Starting off, watch how Mr. Ed performs warm ups to get them ready to get into the water and take direction. Warm up exercises work quite well for those afraid of the water or just beginning to be comfortable in water. By washing their bodies, playing the umbrella game, and blowing the candle out, the children begin getting acclimated to the feeling of water and calm down.
Throughout the class, the main objective is to have the children learn to like to put their face underwater. Watch how by utilizing Bird Dips and the Disappear as well as the Boy Girl Game and the Color Game, the children are coaxed into practicing putting their face in the water.
Next, you will see the children kick across the pool with the kickboards. This reinforces the horizontal swimming position and strengthens the child’s kicking.
Finally, watch how Mr. Ed help the children practice the backfloat. This is where the children practice floating on their backs by holding onto their swimsuit, letting the water tickle their ears, smiling, and holding their breaths.
Key Points Taught:
–Warmup, washing body
–Disappearing Magic Trick
–Kickboards across pool
–Playboards™—kick across pool with bump head bubbles.