THE book that matters most to swim teachers for developing competitive swimmers from learn to swim.
Every teacher should have a copy and the best way to have it is on an eBook so that the diagrams can be shown to swimmers.
Robert Guzman’s ‘Swim Drills’ is my guide. Poolside I just need the image for the drill. Perhaps a single training tip at a time could be offered. I hadn’t time to load images into GoMo so used screen grabs on the iPhone which were very adequate, just need to have them in chronological order.
The age range 7-11, boys and girls. I am familiar with Long Term Athlete Development and know children well enough to understand that constant praise, an element of play and competitiveness is required.
Hips back and forwards to kick like a dolphin or merman.
Arms action: enter wide, hour-glass sweeping back (have they seen one of these? What alternarive metaphor could I use?)
IN THE WATER
2x50m FC ‘smooth, slinking, sliding slowly through the water’
Standing in water
Fly kick resting arms on the lane ropes
Fly kick on the back
Fly kick with Noodle (arms out wide)
sea-horse race on the noodle
Cat and mouse
Single arm fly
Race pace Fly with transition
Race pace FC with transition
Sitting on the bottom of the pool
Lying on the bottom of the pool