What you need for successful swim lesson.

I would say the first thing you need is a master swim instructor , like myself. At least 1,000 hours of teaching swimming to start. All master instructors have over 10,000 hours of teaching, hundreds of students of all ages and abilities. I think that parent/instructor bring something special in experience with different personalities. I know for myself a mother of 4 kids in 5 years 2 with special needs, I feel completely prepared for my new swimmers. I will encourage kids to feel their emotions, even if it’s crying or fear. I’m strict but funny, I don’t ask rhetorical question’s.The goal is for everyone to succeed, I use positive language and visualization. I reward good behavior, with treats or little toys when they are earned. My favorite treat are P.B. Assist jr. It a kids probiotic, from doterra essential oils, kids tend to drink water so it’s a win-win for their stomach and getting the whole lesson done. I’m a advocate for holistic wellness with doterra and can answer any questions you may have about their products for kids.

The second thing the helps with success of the lessons is the tools I use.

Treasure and Marsh mellow sticks

Marshmellow sticks are a great balance to a new swimmer, different from a kick board which has little floatation to a new swimmer. Kickboards benefit a stronger cord swimmer to work on their streamline. Using fins for all ages is a must. Fins build muscle and provide a stream line position for all ability of swimmer. Hint don’t let your kids wear them outside the pool it will break them and causes kids to fall. I encourage sunsuit or lite wetsuits for swimmer that will be in the water/sun regularly. They also provide more support for streamline flotation, keep the kids warm, protected from the sun. Googles and swim caps are the most important things everyone needs to get the most out of a swimming lesson. It doesn’t matter whether it has a nose piece, like a snorkle mask.

These are a few of my favorite things.

Miss Jean

What you need for a swim lesson.

Goggles are must when it comes to building confidence in a swimming lesson. It creates an interesting underwater world, where everybody is a fish. As swim instructor students taking goggles on and off is a huge time suck. So I recommend practicing putting them on and on “goggle break” on the way to the lesson. A goggle break means the goggles rest on their forehead. Wearing the goggles around the house, water is optional., to build this skill. There are many different kinds  I have them all, so if you want to wait and try on a variety feel free. Goggles will be the most important swim gear that you that you keep in your swim bag.

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