My little girls started swim lessons tonight, after a month of cheerleading. They are returning swimmers, both at level 5, while their little brother, who’s been in lessons for a month, is a beginner at level 2.
For awhile tonight, it looked more like water ballet than swimming. The girls’ coach had his class form a circle so he could show them the proper backstroke arms. Everyone copied the teacher in rhythm.
Meanwhile, the head coach pulled my son’s class out of the pool so he could demonstrate proper streamline form. He had the class copy him in squatting down to the ground, putting one hand over the other, arms behind their ears, and stretching up tall, with arched backs.
It will be a minute before I get the video on here, but I’m hopefully painting a word picture here.
If the kids actually practice their dances before their next class, it should help. Note to self: Have the boy practice back float in bed daily.
cross posted at www.imswimming.net