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Relaxing When Swimming CAN be done. Discover The Essential Elements

Published about 2 months ago • 1 min read

If you are one of those people that find aspects of learning how to swim like floating and breathing quite stressful, or you're a swimming teacher with pupils that just can't relax, then this week’s newsletter is for you!

Hi, Mark here. Hope you've had a great week.

Being 'at one' with the water helps to ensure that everything we do in the water including swimming is second nature and therefore not stressful.

Essential elements of learning how to relax when swimming are:

  • Learning how to breath hold and submerge
  • Learn how to move through the water slowly
  • Learn how to breathe regularly

Go Underwater and Really Experience It

Submerging completely under the water is a great way to learn how to relax. Grab a pair of swim goggles, put them on your eyes, take a deep breath and down you go. What do you see? Everything very clearly, so you have a very clear perception of where you are and what you are doing. What can you hear? Not much if anything. All is peaceful and quiet.

For loads more tips, tricks and solutions for teaching and learning how to relax in the water, click this link.

My Popular Swimming Lesson Plans Are Still Here!

I have taken the hard work out of lesson planning by providing you with 101 lesson plans in one document to download, that cover everything from first entry into the water to butterfly stroke. There are lesson plans for each stroke part (body position, leg kick, arm pull, breathing and timing) with separate plans for beginners, intermediate and advanced, so that progress is ensured. There are lesson plans that target complete beginners first entering the water and building confidence, as well as plans written exclusively for adults.

Click the link below and download your copy, or click the cover image to PREVIEW my book.

That's it for this week. Stay focused, stay in touch and stay safe.

Happy swimming!



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Hi! I'm Mark, creator of Swim Teach

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