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Are You Outstanding or Just Good Enough? Start Your New Term With A BANG!

Published 3 months ago • 1 min read

Calling all swimming teachers! How ready are you for the new term and new year ahead? How well-planned are you? Have you got any lesson plans at all?

Hi, Mark here. Hope you’re well and ready for the new term.

In preparation for the start of term, we take a detailed look at exactly what a successful swimming lesson should include, I give you a free blank template for your own use, and a link to 101 lesson plans in 1 downloadable document.

Most swimming lessons have some important parts that, as long as the teacher is well-planned and prepared, they should include.

Well-planned and well-structured swimming lessons are always the most productive and result in good progress. But what exactly should a swimming lesson include?

A gentle and progressive warm-up is followed by a main theme and usually ends with a contrasting activity. But there is a whole lot more to consider before you get to those parts. Take a look at the lesson plan below, or read the article here that details exactly what a typical 30-minute swimming lesson should include.

Teachers - Need a Blank Plan to Write Your Own Plans?

Download a template to use to write your own plans. This is a pdf that you can print out as many times as you like. I'm working on an electronic version, but for now, this one will hopefully help you out. Click the link below.

Before we get to the plans, let’s talk about the finer details…

Planning is one thing. Actually, delivering the lesson and ensuring that your pupils make progress is quite another. My hugely successful book How To Be A Swimming Teacher contains everything you need to know when it comes to teaching OUTSTANDING swimming lessons. Everything from teaching different age groups to teaching adults and all the qualities of being a fantastic yet professional swimming teacher. Oh, and over 80 separate drills for teaching each part of the four basic swimming strokes. Click here to download your copy today and be outstanding.

101 Swimming Lesson Plans in One Downloadable File.

It's been available for a while now and is proving very popular - a ready-made swimming lesson plans pdf that takes the hard work out of planning. Discover every swimming lesson plan from first entering the pool and building confidence to swimming in deep water, including plans written explicitly for adults. Click here for more details.

Lesson plans that:

  • are adaptable to your students
  • save you planning time
  • ensure progress

Show me 101 Swimming Lesson Plans

That's it for now.

Happy teaching, and all the best for the new term!



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Hi! I'm Mark, creator of Swim Teach

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