How To Teach Swimming Lessons

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Learn how to teach swimming lessons that make progress and ensure results and you will open the door to one of the most rewarding jobs in the world.  Having the knowledge, patience and knowhow to install one of life's most important skills and changing lives, is truly awesome.  

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Swimming Lessons That Get Results

The essential elements needed to teach professional, progressive and outcome-based swimming lessons include:

  • a specific aim of the lesson
  • a specific lesson plan
  • entry and warm up
  • main theme
  • contrasting activity

Check out all of the above parts in more detail by clicking here and viewing a detailed 30 minute lesson plan. 

The magic ingredient in a successful swimming lesson is FUN.  Make your lessons fun and children will learn.  It's as simple as that!

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Ready-made Swimming Lesson Plans 

The hard work of planning has been done for you. 101 ready-made lesson plans for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels, covering everything from first entering the water, building confidence to swimming all four basic strokes.  Simple, comprehensive and progressive. 

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There are some key areas that must be covered when teaching people how to swim.  Click here for details about each essential area. 

Essential Qualities of a Swimming Teacher

Teaching children to swim will be a whole lot easier if you have a warm personality.  A friendly personality makes building trust and rapport with a child much easier and believe me, without the trust of a child you're in an uphill battle. 

As well as the right character and personality, there are many essential skills needed to be a successful swimming teacher.  Some of the most important when learning how to teach swimming include:

  • Effective methods of communication
  • How to motivate pupils
  • Effective lesson planning

Communication When Teaching

Have you ever thought about HOW you communicate, when teaching?  Some  points to think about:

  • How clear and concise are you?
  • How appropriate is your teaching to the age of your pupils?
  • Are you interesting and enthusiastic?
  • Do you ask your pupils questions or do you just bark orders?

Pupil Motivation

Do you plan for motivation?  An essential skill for a swimming teacher is to be able to motivate their pupils, and that comes from a careful combination of planing and communication.  Consider adding the following into your planning:

  • Goal setting
  • Praise
  • Feedback

All of the above are great forms of motivation, when used correctly and appropriately.  Click here for more details on these essential aspects of motivation.  

How To Teach Swimming Lessons- The Essential Guide

Discover my book 'How To Be A Swimming Teacher', and get all the planning tools you will ever need, including  82 separate pool exercises covering all four basic swimming strokes.

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