Lesson Trends for 2020
Smaller groups. Swim teachers doing private lessons while on deck. Parents and guardians working in the water with their own children with the teacher in a remote position.
Some instructors, such as Robert A. Strauss of Miami, Florida's Swim Gym, have turned to internet lesson plans to better instruct the adults in how to teach the kids. A worry is a spike in deaths due at home pools due to distracted parents, more time at home and a lack of swim lessons.
Drowning is a global epidemic claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of people each year
A majority of the water-related deaths are children belonging to minority and low income populations, traditionally underserved in the aquatics community. (See more at the diversity page.)
Swim Lessons with a Ball or a Disk, and fins and fitness
Learning to swim comes along with improved listening skills and opportunities to play well with others.
Growing Great Kids
Technique Videos from The Stroke Doctor
Blue Fox by Deep Blue magazine feature on tech to prevent drowning
Heavy Story, worthy reminder
Good luck Alice!
New CDC report on racial and ethnic disparities in drowning death rates in the U.S.
Inclusion in IN swimming
Email from Coach to AD: “Fire Me if You Must.” Conversation with NH Coach @ masks and health guidelines.
Check out David McCagg’s Training Device and the sweet discount to April 15, 2021
Coldplay and Krip Hop for Para Games
2021 National Water Safety Conference Online — speakers include Mark & Kevin
Spreading some swimming love for ISCA’s kid’s course in The Academy Press
What equipment gimmicks would you devise with some of these items?
Pool noodle hacks
Sportsmanship lesson: Flinging a shoe, flipper or fin can end your team’s playoff hopes.
ISCA helped in a sponsorship role with the SKWIM & Water Polo camp experience with Pittsburgh Public Schools in 2020 – now time for plans for 2021
Grassroots swimming discussion with Robert Stauss of Miami and Mark, ISCA’s webmaster and coach
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