To teach children to swim, you will need a pool and patience. Lessons are taught by lifeguards, as well as by individuals in the community. Swimming is a helpful skill to learn for people as it is great exercise and fun to do. This can be a frustrating job but is worth the trouble. The first thing to teach children is to put their face in water and blow out of their nose. This is vital to teach early on in order for them to grasp the concept that they will not get water in their nose. They really have to figure that out for themselves, but you must in order to guide them in the right direction. Still during day one, you should have the child sit on the side of the pool and learn how to effectively kick. This is done by pointing the toes …show more content…
To start, it is easiest for the child to ‘doggy paddle;’ however, you should teach them the arms for freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. Freestyle is the most common and generally fastest – aside from butterfly – style of swimming. One must move their arms in circles that go by the sides of the body and up near the ears forward. The back stroke is the same thing except that you lie on your back and move the arms backward. Breaststroke is another set of arm and leg movements. For the arms, one must start with their arms at their chest moving them forward and out to propel forward. The legs look like frog legs that are bent and straightened to move in the water. Breaststroke is easy to do once one gets used to it. Once the strokes are taught, it is time to give the child a thick noodle to put at the base of the arms. The child needs to kick with their legs and dig with their hands. To be effective, fingers need to be together, and hands need to be cupped to be able to move the water. After they get used to the large noodle, you can move the noodle to their stomach if they need to better understand to keep their stomach from falling down too far. Another option is to give them a thinner noodle. This forces the child to be less dependent on the noodle and to transition to swimming alone. You can have them start doing different strokes in this portion of learning to …show more content…
These skills can be life-saving in some circumstances. To teach the child how to float on their back, you should use a noodle under either the back or under the arms to start. The child will be scared at first, so they must be convinced that nothing bad will happen when they lay their head back. You should help the by getting their body in the right place by getting them to move their legs as if they were slowly riding a bicycle. After they are comfortable, remove the noodle carefully. It will take a few tries for this to be successful as the child is alarmed by their support being removed. Once learned, floating on the back is a relaxing a life-saving skill to obtain. Treading is a more tiring activity but is important nonetheless. To teach this, you should be in an area of the water that the child can touch but is not halfway out of the water. You should explain to the individual that they should move their legs like they are riding a bike in the water. The arms should move around in circles to help. This should be a relatively easy thing to learn once the child can swim fairly well and the child is comfortable in deeper
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With around 650 people in the water at once, I learned to scan the area of the water quickly and efficiently and to never focus solely on one specific person; on specific occasions, I was too ready and entered the water, only to find that a patron was faking a drowning incident for attention. Additionally, I learned how to comfort a frightened child who had almost lost their life, or who was bleeding after falling and scraping their leg. Lastly, I had to assert myself over patrons who refused to listen, and use my authority to remove people from the pool. The experience from my (so far) one year of lifeguarding has alredy provided me with skills in preparation for a brighter and more successful
I learned that swimming is both good for the body and the mind. Water is 600 to 700 times denser than air so it improves muscular strength. Adapted aquatics can also improve flexibility because the reduction in gravity allows a greater range of motion and the uniform pressure gives the body greater support. Adapted aquatics is also good for mental and emotional health of those with special needs. While swimming the volunteers give praise and strike up friendly conversation that give opportunity for success. I also learned that adapted aquatics activities should be changed to fit the individual's needs and
“Get up now,” My mom yelled down the hallway. “Hurry or you’ll be late!” My brother and I dreaded waking up early to swim, but we had chosen to commit. Even though I’ve competed every year since first grade, I still struggled. That summer swimming taught me to have stamina, the ability to not quit even though it was hard.
One of the first activities we did was snorkeling. First, we put on our wet suits. Then, we picked out flippers and a snorkel and mask. Next, we practiced breathing in our snorkel, before we started. It was difficult for me to get use to breathing under water, because i'm so use to holding my
Honestly ever since I was two years old I have been in water, and learned how to swim at around three. I had not learned anything about swimming in Wheeling High School and I can prove that I did not benefit from the swimming sessions. I had already known survival techniques such as not panicking in water and floating on my back to save energy. I already had common sense of not using drugs because I could drown. I had known that many college students go to Lake Michigan at night and die because they can't see or are drunk. To be honest I knew all of these rules but feel maybe Wheeling high school had re-emphasized all of them. I will try to use these techniques at my pool in Florida and continue to teach others how to swim.
The Theme of Hope in To Kill a Mockingbird And Scarlet Ibis Hope saves people. People who have hope and faith are often people who succeed in life and do well. Desmond Tutu has hope for the world when he says “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.” (Tiny Buddha) In the story to Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout shows hope in Boo Radley by continuing to grow closer to him and befriend him.
Over 1,075 of all the second graders in Citrus County schools took part in the School District’s water safety last year. In addition, from August through October nearly every day high school swim athletes, their families and spectators also took place in FHSAA high school competitive swimming either in practice or by competing or attending one of the near 20 high school swim meets last school year. This means that 1,000s of Citrus county school students visit the Y each year as part of school actives. As we both agree it is our hope that the new Aquatics Director is a proponent and supportive of Citrus County School District’s learn to swim program and High School
There are many different varieties of swimming strokes; a freestyle stroke, a breaststroke, butterfly stroke, back stroke, side stroke, as well as a elementary side stroke. Each of these range in proficiency. Beginning with the freestyle stroke, you must first begin concentrating on each and every specific aspect of your stroke, You find your head position, reach forward, rotate
Thesis/main topic – Learning how to swim is essential for being around water, it will help strengthen a person confidence, improve your physical fitness, and provide an area for stress release.
Support 1: Over Swimming- Excessive practice of swimming can cause damage to your joints such as tendinitis in the knees. It can also darken your skin because it requires minimum coverage of the body and since the body is always surrounded by water therefore you also don’t feel the sunburn. It can also cause infection of the ear and from viruses in case of using public pools.To avoid effect. Buy ear plugs to eliminate risk of ear infection as it is easy while swimming long periods of time to get infections. And for the case of sunburn you can use community pools to swim.
(2007), reported the main risk factors for childhood drowning, was lack of barriers between dam and children, improper installation of fences around swimming pools. Moreover, there should be constant vigilance of parents and caregivers and they should be educated via various educational programs in order to spread awareness among the risk factors involved in child drowning in swimming pools (Yang, 2007). Kenneth et.al. (1995), reported that if a child is given water safety training during swimming, there are less chances for them to get drowned. A water safety training program is being implemented and was designed for school age children and three set of skills was targeted, deck behavior, how well one can do swimming and water safety skills. Children’s Hospital and Medical Center director gave about 10% of lessons to children and their parents. Positive results and improvements were seen in water recovery skills of children after eight lessons and were associated with swimming ability of the children (Kenneth et. al,
Swimming is also a valuable tool outside competition and recreation. Knowing how to swim can me survival in emergencies. Swimming can also aid in physical therapy and is a general exercise. Many muscles in the body are utilized.