Book Sample Chapter 47 Breaststroke Kicking

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Read copy below or CLICK HERE to view PDF with pictures. CHAPTER 47 Breaststroke Kicking – not a frog, wedge, whip, squeeze, or by any other name but breaststroke Do all of these in a wall brace with your arms fully extended directly facing the wall; prepare for thrust to protect your teeth from hitting the wall. Do 3–5 “V” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why do you teach swimming at 2-18 months?

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If you’re a parent you may have learned that up to 18 months your infant/child will copy and do whatever you ask or demonstrate.  After 18 months their brain starts to work and it is designed to protect you and them at all costs.  You ask them to do a simple skill they are unfamiliar […]

How to teach yourself to float

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Before you can float you have to master breath holding for at least 15-20 seconds and stay relaxed.  A hot dog floats in water without lungs. Archimedes’ Physics Principle states that you are buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the water you displace.  If you expand your lungs more fully you displace more […]

Learn to swim at home without a pool

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No pool, no money, no problem.  You can start teaching yourself and your kids to swim at home without a pool.  As easy as you would learn backyard sports skills, I show you how to use your kitchen sink, dressing mirror, mattress, and a bath tub. You can learn and get familiar with all the […]

Why your head controls your body position

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Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.  If your adult head weighs 14-16 lbs. and is totally out of water to breathe incorrectly, then that same amount of force or weight must be driven downward to your feet and legs. Spatial awareness plays a key […]

How to build swimming endurance and stamina

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If you have an inefficient stroke you will tire more easily.  There are several factors building your endurance: Improve your body position and streamlining Increase your surface area for propulsion Decrease your surface area for resistance Improve your floating skills to relax your recovery muscles To swim farther and faster with less energy expenditure (stamina), […]