Presentation on theme: "Before you learn to swim you need to learn to tread water. Treading water is an aspect of swimming that involves a swimmer staying in a vertical position."— Presentation transcript:
Before you learn to swim you need to learn to tread water. Treading water is an aspect of swimming that involves a swimmer staying in a vertical position in the water while keeping his or her head (at least) above the surface of the water. The flutter kick is the first part of treading water. It can propel you through the water at a fast speed. Your legs work together to move your body from one side of the pool to the other. This is the kick that many children first learn in swimming lessons. You will see them lined up on the side of the pool crazily kicking their legs.
Flutter Kick Extend your legs straight out from your body when you are on your stomach in the water. Separate your legs a small amount, about 3 to 6 inches. Your legs should not be far apart from each other, but not touching either. Move your legs up and down while they are extended from your body. When the right leg goes up, the left leg goes down. When the left leg goes up, the right leg goes down, and so on. Repeat this as you go through the water.
Sculling What is sculling? Sculling helps keep you a float. Your arms are out to your sides and you are moving them back and forth in a circular motion. When you put sculling and the flutter kick together you should be able to tread water.
More ways to tread water The second way to tread water is known as the whip kick. You want to bring your legs up, out and around. This kick is also known as the frog kick. The last kick is known at the rotary kick. You want to alternate each leg in a circular motion. This kick is also known as the egg beater.
1.Elementary Backstroke 2.Freestyle Stroke 3.Backstroke 4.Breaststroke 5.Butterfly Stroke What are the five major strokes in swim?
Elementary Backstroke You should have learned this stroke as a child. It helps you to float on your back. The technique is very simple to remember: Monkey, Solider, Air Plane. The kick used in this stroke is the Whip Kick.
Freestyle Stroke The freestyle stoke is the most basic of the strokes. The freestyle stroke incorporates bilateral breathing and the flutter kick. The breathing technique should be one breath every three strokes. The Freestyle stroke is made up of five parts. 1. The Reach 2. The Catch 3. The Pull 4. The Push 5. The Recovery
Backstroke The backstroke consists of two parts: The flutter kick and the stroke. Floating on your back to start. Make sure you are breathing throughout the stroke. Thumb is the first thing out of the water. Rotate your arm so your thumb is away from your body. The pinky is the first thing in the water.
Breaststroke Consists of two parts: The kick and the stroke. For the kick you want to bend your legs Open them wide Snap them together (power) Glide The pull: Outward sweep Inward sweep Recovery
Butterfly Stroke Consists of two parts: The kick and the stroke. The kick is similar to the look of a fish tail, but known as the dolphin kick. Keeping your legs close together but not toughing to gentle move your legs back and forth in a wave like motion. The stroke is a three part process: 1. With your arms shoulder width apart you want to pull 2. Push your hands down to your hip or mid thigh 3. Recovery phase bringing arms back up to the surface