To start the swim lesson that you want to allow the student get used to the water . The best way to do this is to sit on either the edge of the pool that’s level with the water or a ledge that’s slightly submerged in the water and kick with straight legs.
While in this position, teach him how to blow bubbles from his mouth first, then progress to the nose. Never teach holding ones breath. Once the student is adept at blowing bubbles have them extend their arms and reach their feet to the floor so the head is completely submerged.
The following techniques will progressively get harder by lessening how much you help the pupil.
The student sits on the edge with their feet against the wall. Hold the student’s hands and belly and help her push off the wall. Your hand on her stomach affirms the student and your hands holding her palms keeps the appropriate form. The student must be blowing bubbles, unless she wants to breath, and kicking the entire time.
After the student has no knowledge of how to swim him around the waist with one arm and then move his arm with your other hand. As the student gets hold his waist and push him into the wall gradually increasing the distance.
The student must slide , hold the wall, and put his feet on the wall like he were squatting. Once your hand is behind his head and on his lower back have him push off and kick. When the student can float on his own show and assist him how to do backstroke arms.
This technique in conjunction with big arms generates the freestyle stroke. To reach this position when performing big arms that the student must roll her whole body and head to face the ceiling. To roll back to big arms have the student push her own face to the water with the arm that’s by her side and continue doing big arms.
The final action is jump because most students, that are normally young kids, love to jump in the water. Start by having the him leap out of the side of the pool, then progress to a diving board; always feet and directly out from the wall. For those students that cannot swim yet, stand in the water to the side of him and hold your hand in the water before them. Once he’s in the water turn him around and swim back to the wall. This action simulates falling into the water and instructs students not to panic and swim peacefully back to the wall.