A programme of club swim teaching

The programme I’ll be following for the next three months. A simple check sheet for the groups I teach each week. I see between 60 and 80 kids a week, most of these in our teaching groups. Typically age 9-12, a few a little younger. We have groups 1 to 8. Grous 1-3 can swim … they can do a 25m length. These are our beginner groups. Typically I take from Grade 4 upwards, including some who have gone through to our ‘training groups’ – these are club members who want to keep swimming, but haven’t made the grade to join a competitive squad.

Teaching lessons are 30 minutes for groups 1-3, 45 minutes for groups 4-8 and an hour for training groups.

April 13th-July 20th 2015

 

Date wc

Stroke/Activity

Contrasting Activity

Notes

Mon 13th April

Frontcrawl FC Turns
Mon 20th April Backcrawl BC Turns Stroke Count to flags.

All B/C finishes remain on back

Mon 27th  April

Breaststroke BR Transition

Start/Turn

Mon 4th May Starts & Turns

(Prepare  for Dev galas)

Comp Start sheets

Mon 11th May

Butterfly Diving Dev gala 1

Tues 12th Grades 1-4

Sat 16th Grades 5-8

Mon 18th  May

Breast-stroke BRS Transition
Mon 25th  May Butterfly Fly Turns

Mon 1st June

Backstroke B/C Turns
Mon 8th June Frontcrawl Starts

Mon 15th June

Individual Medley IM turns/finishes

Mon 22nd June

Assessments Intro/use of pace clock
Mon 29th  June Starts & Turns Prep for Dev gala
Mon 6th July Breast-stroke BRS Transition Dev gala 2

Tues 7th Grades 1-4

Sat 11th Grades 5-8

Mon 13th July Revision/Teachers choice
Mon 20th July Relays

A new season commences

After an 18 month break I return to teaching swimming poolside with Mid-Sussex Marlins Swimming Club. Most of the teachers will be familiar faces, though the kids will all be new … after a couple of years even the youngest are likely to have advanced through the ranks.

Here’s the programme for term. My intention is to write up the three sessions I take each week. This week is Front Crawl. I will take three 45 minute sessions, typically with three different age groups and grades.

TEACHING GROUP PROGRAMME 8th Sept- 31st Dec 2014

 

 

Date wk/beg

Stroke/Activity

Contrast Act

Notes

Mon 8th Sept

 

Front crawl Diving  
Mon15th Sept

 

Backstroke B/C Turns  
Mon 22nd Sept

 

Breaststroke BRS turns  
Mon 29th Sept

 

Butterfly BRS turns  
Mon 6th Oct

 

Starts & Turns   Preparation for Dev galas
Mon 13th Oct

 

Front crawl Diving Dev gala Tues 14th

Grades 1-4 Triangle

6.30-8.00pm

 

Dev gala Sat 18th

Grades 5-8 Triangle

8.30-10.45am

Mon 20th Oct

 

Breaststroke BRS turns  
Mon 27th Oct

 

Butterfly Fly Turns  
Mon 3rd Nov

 

Backstroke BC Turns  
Mon 10th Nov

 

Starts &Turns F/C & B/C   Competitive start Award Testing
Mon 17th Nov

 

Assessments/Front crawl F/C Turns All Assessments to be completed by this week
Mon 24th Nov

 

Breaststroke Sculling  
Mon 1st Dec

 

Backstroke Use of pace clock  
Mon 8th Dec

 

Starts & Turns BRS & Fly    
Mon 15th Dec

 

Relays/fun