Swimming Ideas Podast

Swimming Ideas Podcast 011: Using Progressions

March 23, 2015

Utilize these progressions in your swim lessons! Buy the Premium Swimming Lesson plans here, and follow our guides and scripts to get your students to master complicated advanced swimming strokes.


Incremental progressions


How to use them in your swimming lessons


Front Glides


Stand close to the swimmer and let them hold you

Take one step back and make them jump to you, then support them

Take 2 steps back from next to swimmer, and then support when they get to you

Teach how to get to you without jumping UP in the air


Back glides


Head held on shoulder

Head held in hand

Head held by fingertips


Jumps from the side


Seated slide in the pool with help

Standing jump with help, not going underwater

Standing jump with help, face in, but not completely under

Standing jump with 1 hand held help, going underwater completely

Standing jump unassisted until after in the water

Standing jump no assistance, returning to wall.



How to use them in your swim team developmental group


Everything should be built on a foundation of streamline, or soldier position.


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