If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for ways to be more creative and make your swim lessons more fun, without taking too much away from practice time.  Nothing is more satisfying for a swim instructor, or for a swim lessons parent as far as that goes, than to see the children truly enjoying learning to swim.  When you can cause your swim lesson students to smile and laugh, they will look forward to each lesson and want to come back for more!

One idea I recently came up with was to have a “Tongue Twister of the Day.”  The children absolutely love it!  Give it a try!  Here are eight good ones:


Swim Lesson #1:  “Rubber baby buggy-bumpers”

Swim Lesson #2:  “Red leather, yellow leather”

Swim Lesson #3:  “She shall sell seashells”

Swim Lesson #4:  “Eight apes ate eight apples”

Swim Lesson #5:  “Cool clean canned clams”

Swim Lesson #6:  “A stiff stack of thick steaks”

Swim Lesson #7:  “Around the rugged rocks, the ragged rascal ran.”

Swim Lesson #8:  “Toyboat, toyboat, toyboat”


Share this swim lessons activity with your swimming instructors, and let the fun begin!  Enjoy!

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Comment by Jim Reiser on April 6, 2011 at 7:26pm
Sounds neat:)
Comment by Kevin Moseley on April 6, 2011 at 11:03am

Hi Jim, We have approached this issue from a slightly different direction. SwimFin is a peice of apparatus the kids want to put on. Then they want to get into the water volunterily. It can be used as far as the kids are concerned.. as "play time". The instructor should use the fact that the kids want to put their faces in the water so they can be the shark, dolphin, fish etc. What makes SwimFin different is that it then comes out of the water so its not actually working as a buoyancy aid or supporting them. They dont actually realise whats going on, its up to the teacher to be a little imaginative to get the kids to work while they play. It has so much to offer, it puts the FUN back into the fundementals of learning to swim. If you need any further information, please get in touch.


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