Video Swimming Tips

This is a video assortment of instructional and competitive swimming tips to help you learn how to teach or coach yourself or your kids and keep improving your skills and knowledge of water safety in unfamiliar places. For additional swimming instruction help go to the main menu and select Active Lifestyle Parents, Beginners, Instructors Competitors - See more at: http://andersen.21thirteenhost.com/videos/#sthash.tv8yF2XO.dpuf

How to teach elementary backstroke swimming

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No other stroke comes close to conserving your energy while getting more distance per stroke.  In this stroke you will pull and kick at the same time then glide for as long as you can maintain your level body position.  With your body floating on your back you get more time to freely breathe and […]

Learn to swim from neutral position face float

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The best way to learn this skill is to practice first stretched out on your mattress or floor.  Place one hand on top of the other so that as you put your forehead down on the mattress your mouth will be directly over the mattress and unable to breathe.  Now squeeze and feel your upper […]

Mind control of body parts learning to swim efficiently

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This is one of my six new teaching methods proven to get faster longer-lasting results.  Learning to swim requires the mind to send a message to muscles to relax when you learn to float.  This also reduces breathing tension. There’s a tendency for any beginner to hold their breath when they put their face in […]

Learning freestyle swimming open turn

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For all competitive and especially active lifestyle lap swimmers this is the ideal turn that makes you a swimmer. All you have to focus on doing is getting totally on your side coming in to the wall and going back out away from the wall on to your other side.  You can think of your […]

Learning swimming freestyle flip turn

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This skill is used mostly by competitive swimmers excluding triathletes.  I would also suggest that older Senior Olympic swimmers consider doing open turns to get more valuable breath of air and a strong more streamlined push off out past the flags on every turn. Freestyle legs of individual medley races have just been updated to […]

My leg wraparound swim teaching method

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This method is ideal teaching small children.  It primarily uses the tool of “guidance.”  It has one central purpose to immobilize as many body parts as possible.  You want the learner’s brain to focus and develop only the one pattern or skill without other confusing sensory stimuli coming into the brain. Kids can tend to fidget […]

How can I teach my child to swim early?

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I tell parents the best age to start teaching your child to swim is 2-18 months.  And you can start at home without a pool using a kitchen sink, dressing mirror, mattress, and a bath tub. This is no different than early learning backyard sports skills with your kids you want them to transfer to […]