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Front Crawl Lesson Plans
Looking for some quick and easy front crawl lesson plans? Well look no further. Laid out below is a sequence of 5 swimming lesson plans, written specifically for swimming teachers with beginner students wanting to learn basic front crawl.
The swimming lesson plans outlined here are guidance for teaching basic front crawl to beginners.
We all know that students that come to the pool for lessons come in all shapes and sizes. As swimming teachers, we are presented with pupils of different ages and personalities, and they all come with a level of built-in confidence or built-in fear - depending on their history.
It goes without saying that these lesson plans are simply guidance and they can therefore be adapted and changed according to the student or group of students you have in your lesson.
Swimming lesson plans for each part of front crawl...
NOTE: these lesson plans are designed to be delivered by a qualified swimming instructor as part of an organised swimming school or association.
Example Front Crawl Lesson Plan
Lesson 6: Whole Stroke Front Crawl
Aim: to focus in each part of basic front crawl and experience the whole stroke
Equipment: floats, hoop and buoyancy aids as necessary
Entry: swivel or steps entry
2 widths any stroke with buoyancy aids if needed
1. Push and glide, holding a float if needed
2. Kicking whilst holding a float under each arm
3. Single arm pull with a float held under one arm.
4. Holding a float with a diagonal grip.
5. Alternate arm pulls holding float out in front
6. full stroke front crawl
Jumping entry and swim through a hoop
Sitting dive through a hoop at the surface
using the pool steps or over the pool side
take your time
stretch out and glide
kick with floppy feet
elbow leads out first
turn head to the bent elbow
Count ‘1,2,3’ each pull
continuous arms and legs
jump away from the side
head tucked down
take your time
Example Lesson Plan With Timings
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