09 Mar Beginner to swimming – 04 unknowns and its consequences
Learning to swim nowadays tends to develop well. People have understood more about the effects of swimming on health, leisure and water safety. And in order to meet the increasing demand for swimming lessons, individuals and organizations participating in swimming lessons are also increasing, leading to the fact that the current quality of swimming teaching is also “upper and lower”. The similarity is that the advertisement is pretty good everywhere, so it is difficult for “God” to know how bad the reality is.
Before such a “fascinated battle”, beginners need to have certain initial knowledge to avoid “money loss carrying disability”. Usually, there are 4 basic things that beginners to swimming do not know, leading to significant disadvantages in the future, they are:
Don’t know what “can swim” is
Regarding the concept of “what is swimming”, even the swim instructor has not agreed yet is the swimmer! This inconsistency leads to different understandings in the content of swimming teaching, swimming learning objectives, swimming popularity and water safety.
From the perspective of swimming learners, due to not mastering this concept, the swimmers easily fall into the promises of “swimming” of the swimmers. Swimming “dwarfs” the whole length of the pool without knowing the right or wrong techniques, the teacher said, “can swim”! The swimmers also think that they can swim so they stop learning how to swim and confidently “step into the ocean”! Extremely dangerous! And it is for this reason that in public swimming pools, finding a swimmer with the correct technique is very difficult, much more difficult than finding a swimmer with the basic wrong technique!
Not knowing “time is the most important factor to learn to swim”
Learners to swim often do not know an important principle of learning to swim is: “Regular contact with water is the key for the beginner.” Too little water exposure prevents learners from developing a sense of water to swim well. Committing to at least 3 months of “soaking in the water” can be a minimum commitment for swimmers.
To learn something new, learners really need an exposure factor. Exposure is defined as an experience required to learn something new. To capture a new culture, you must have a long enough experience in that country. Want to learn a foreign language, you have to “immerse” in the language you are learning. To cook well, you have to “roll into the kitchen” regularly. To swim well, you must “soak in” long enough.
Learn to swim as well as makeup pieces in a jigsaw puzzle. If a piece is missing, the picture will not be complete. Grafting on an incorrect piece also makes the picture “skew,” but when the puzzle is right made, it takes time to choose the right piece.
Do not know “learn to swim fast is to learn slowly”
Learning to swim is learning of a skill, but learning a skill that requires repetition in the water for muscles to gradually form “memory”. Learning how to swim is able to learn, there is no stone to swim at all. Learn to swim is to learn to breathe, not to breathe on the shore, to be in the water to breathe. Learn to swim is to learn posture, on the horizontal bank is to relax, and under the horizontal water is an activity, so you have to learn all over to get the correct spatial orientation.
So if you want yourself to have good swimming techniques and maintain them for a lifetime, don’t rush during swimming lessons. There are a lot of things to learn and all of them require repetition to grasp, to become automatic reflections.
Learn to swim like a race between a turtle and a rabbit. The learner must swim “slowly and steadily” like a turtle to win. Wanting to go as fast as an aggressive rabbit is only for failure. A teacher who teaches swimming slowly is a good teacher!
In countries, with the view of attaching importance to water sensing and fan efficiency, swimming teachers often do not rush in the initial stage of student confusion. They teach swimming step by step like teaching toddlers: step by step, step by step. They let the trainees do a single move until the trainee can spleen and fan the “power” to allow participants to increase the 2 arms to fan, and just like that. We just like to teach quickly. We are pleased that students can swim the entire length of the lake with water slides.
Don’t know “teacher quality”
The important thing that you need to know is how ugly and beautiful you swim, right or wrong technique is due to your teacher, not your ability. No bad students, only bad teachers!
Currently, there are 3 types of bad teachers: he can only swim slowly or very poorly, he knows how to swim but does not know how to teach in pedagogy, he knows how to teach but runs according to the requirements of the student so he should cut down on the process.
The problem is how do you choose a good teacher?
Just like when buying a certain item, you must compare, compare, find out information, ask people who have experienced and especially know how to observe. The competence of a teacher is often shown through qualifications, seniority, experience, ability to swim, ability to communicate and communicate. For learners to swim, you can learn to observe to choose a swim instructor that is right for you.