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Teachers tips #1 – Bath-time Backstroke

Teachers tips #1 – Bath-time Backstroke

Tips from the teachers- Practice in the Bath!  #1. Bath-time backstroke For your little swimmer to be able to swim independently on their backs, they need to be able to maintain a relaxed position in the water, with their head back. The swimmers head position is the key and without the correct head position, swimming on their backs will be tough. So…what is the correct head position? The...

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Teachers tips #2- Get your goggles on!

Teachers tips #2- Get your goggles on!

Tips from the teachers- Practice in the bath! #2. Get your goggles on! Goggles are a great tool to assist in the development of the swimmer and a little bit of practice at home will ensure they are comfortable, allowing the swimmer to use them in their lessons without realising they are even wearing them! Wearing goggles allows the swimmer to see underwater, which not only helps improve...

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Teachers tips #3 – Ready, Steady…SPLASH!

Teachers tips #3 – Ready, Steady…SPLASH!

Tips from the teachers- Ready, Steady, SPLASH!   It is probably worth putting a few towels down on the floor before trying this one! Swimmers use the same style of leg kick when swimming frontcrawl and backstroke. In tips #2 and 3, we have practiced the head positions which are vital to gaining the correct body position to allow independent swimming. Even if these head positions are perfect,...

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