This video is of a Middle Aged female who has never put her face in the water and is very timid. Watch as Mr. Ed uses psychology and physiology to help her overcome her anxiety.
In this video, you will see how Mr. Ed starts out by doing exercises that introduce her to the concept of “Rhythmic Breathing”. You will see how he is able to get her to go underwater and blow bubbles out, then come up for air and go under again. Watch how Mr. Ed talks a fearful student through her hesitations and makes her feel comfortable with putting her face under water.
Watch the methods Mr. Ed uses with a kickboard to help the student get the feel of bringing her feet up behind her to kick in a horizontal swimming position. Listen as he gives her direction, Mr. Ed carefully explains the mechanics of swimming to her so that she understands why she needs to move in certain ways to make progress.
Watch how Mr. Ed interjects humor with encouragement to help the student feel more relaxed and and at ease. You will see him showing her many exercises that help with building her confidence. Without even realizing it, the student who would barely put her face in at the beginning of class, is letting go of the side and going underwater for several seconds, to “listen for the radio” that Mr. Ed has told her is playing – in the deep end of the pool!
At the end of the lesson, he praises her for her progress and she points out how happy she is, illustrating once again how well our unique method works.
Key Points Taught:
- Putting face underwater
- Opening eyes underwater
- Rhythmic breathing
- Jellyfish float
- Kicking across the pool, keeping her arms straight and blowing bubbles
- Back float
- Blowing bubbles and floating in the deep end