Delighted to be poolside having missed only two sessions. Relays for the two cohorts turning up during this holiday period. From 9.00 Grades 3,4,5 in the main pool with Grades 1 & 2 Behind the Boom. From 9.45 Grades 6,7,8 & 9. Enough teachers with T doing BOB, A kindly coming along after I asked her six weeks ago as well as R and N. It was planned out and put on the whiteboard:
10 mins warmup of 25/50m stroke swims, then fun warm ups from otter, to rolypoly, dolphin kick to streamlined bounce. The relays, 25m for the first group and 50m for the second were:
- kick with large float
- Woggle between legs
- with waterpolo ball
Could have been an opportunity to analyse the strokes of some of the swimmers. Thought through how any of this might be videod, with a camera on a steadicam, a polariszing filer and choosing the lane or section of lane where there is the least glare is my bet – even turning off the neon lights around the side of the pool. This or for now recording onto a tie-mike my observations for each swimmer so that these can be passed on to coaches, swimmers and parents.