Are you a swimming teacher looking for some hints and tips on how to teach butterfly stroke? You’re in the right place!
Teaching butterfly swimming stroke to children and adults is not always as straightforward as it would seem. Butterfly stroke is a powerful swimming stroke that requires strength and flexibility, and pupils will need prior swimming experience.
Nevertheless, I have made the job much easier by giving you lesson plans and basic drills all in advance, neatly packed into a straightforward ebook.
Essential tools for teaching butterfly swimming technique include:
The continuous undulating body movement is the key factor that makes butterfly swimming stroke powerful yet smooth. The head leads the movement through the whole body and end with a powerful downbeat kick of the legs. For a detailed breakdown of butterfly swimming stroke, click here.
Always teach using the tried and trusted BLAPT teaching process. Start with body position the work through drills that cover leg kicks, arm pull, breathing and finally timing.
Planning is essential, not only to successful teaching, but to ensuring your pupils make progress. Having ready-made swimming lesson plans aimed at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels will ensure you are pitching your lessons at the right level.
Keeping a record of your pupil's progress will ensure that your teaching is on point and in tune with your pupil's specific needs.
My simple intention here is to pass on some essential tools to anyone teaching butterfly swimming stroke. In particular, this book will be most valuable to new, up and coming swimming teachers because the lesson plans take the hard work out of thinking about what to include in your lessons. Each lesson plan contains a list of exercises and assessment tools that make assessing your swimmers a quick and easy job, leaving you to focus on the individuals in your classes and fine-tune your practice as a successful swimming teacher.
Discover ready-made lesson plans and basic drills that take the hard work out of planning. Quite simply, the perfect swimming teacher's toolkit.
The above sample pages shows 'dolphin dives' - a basic drill for teaching butterfly body movement and position.
The image above shows a sample lesson plan for teaching butterfly leg kick to beginners.
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