At Kep International School, we teach weekly swimming lessons and water safety skills. In addition to keeping children safe, swimming lessons teach confidence and healthy living habits. Our mission is to equip everyone with swimming skills and to educate the younger generation so as to reduce drowning accidents in Cambodia (Further reading about the sobering data on drowning in Cambodia).
"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try." ~ Olympic champion Gail Devers
Swimming Lesson Fees Kep International School offers swimming lessons once each week for one hour at Veranda Natural Resort. Fees cover both lessons and the cost of transportation.
The program Children are introduced to swimming, following a step by step program developed by Jeff Napolski in the USA. Jeffrey Napolski has been teaching swimming lessons for the last 20 years. He claims to have invented the best game ever: Buckethead. He has worked consistently at various pools and programs since those humble outdoor beginnings. He has been WSI and SAI certified to teach others how to teach swimming lessons. Jeff coaches for a swim team, runs a swim lesson program, and teaches every week hundreds of children and a few adults on how to swim well. He is a master swim game creator and strives to create effective and fun ways to teach swimming to everyone. Please contact us for more information on the program.
Our program follows a 4-level system:
Level 1 Going Underwater, and Support
Go underwater unassisted
Supported front float with face in water
Supported back float with ears in water
Go underwater, then recover to standing on own
Level 1 is primarily focused on getting new participants comfortable with your location, the water, being held, and going underwater. Instructors move quickly from activity to activity, focusing on games, songs, and repetition. Typical age range is 3-6 years old, though you can begin teaching around 2.75 years old if they can stand on their own in chest deep water.
Level 2 Streamlines, and the Crawls
Streamline three body lengths on front
Streamline three body lengths on back (can be done in soldier position: hands near hips)
Streamline, and then do front crawl arms for total of 5 body lengths
Streamline, or soldier, then do back crawl arms for total of 5 body lengths
Be introduced to fly kick with hands at hips
Level 2 is focused on horizontal motion. When swimmer put their face in the water willingly, we can start the business of teaching motion. At this point we want to introduce pushing off benches, wall, platforms, anything to provide propulsion. We use short distances and excessive attempts to keep swimmers moving and getting used to moving horizontally with their face in the water. What the head, torso, and hips do is more important than what the arms and hands are doing. Soldier position should be reinforced repeatedly in multiple ways.
Level 3 Breathing, Breaststroke, and Fly
Front crawl with breathing 8 meters
Back crawl with body at surface 8 meters
Demonstrate “11, Y, Eat, and Reach” (breaststroke arms) on deck, and while doing front float
Demonstrate breaststroke kick while sitting on edge of water
Demonstrate butterfly arms while on deck and while doing front float
Level 3 mainly focuses on breathing to the side during front crawl, and introducing breaststroke kicks. Swimmers will also work on breaststroke arms and butterfly arms, but without true “swimming” those strokes. By now, swimmers should have a solid straight core when doing streamlines and moving arms to move with their face in the water short distances. Focus on progressions to repetitively learn turning head to the side to breathe for front crawl. Use short distances, specific arm strokes, limited breathing opportunities to provide a safe, easy transition to swimmer and breathing.
Level 4 We get our champions ready for Developmental Swim Team by focussing on practising the techniques and swimming longer distances.
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