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” […]

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 […]

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 learn to float?

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I always say you float first and swim second.  Let the water work for you and not against you.  Recall how a hot dog is a piece of meat with no lungs and it still floats in a pan of water.  So unless you only have 6% body fat which I doubt – you can […]

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 […]