Swimming Teacher Resources
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Toward the end of the school year when the weather warms up, take your high schoolers swimming! They perform various cardiovascular activities in the pool, beginning with a warm-up activity and followed by stretching, precardio, cardiovascular, toning, and cool-down activities.
9th - 12th Physical Education 4 Views 0 Downloads
Cardio Swim Day
Students participate in a cardiac workout in the swimming pool. Individually, they record their own intensity by using heart rate monitors and noting their rate of perceived exertion. They discover which swimming stroke keeps their heart rate up and complete a worksheet.
9th - 12th Health 3 Views 6 Downloads
Stroke Length Does Matter
A guide for competitive swimmers to take a look at how stroke length contributes to swimming efficiency. There is a PowerPoint and several websites for the swimmers to visit to gather information. They then keep track of their swimming strokes, counting, timing, and charting their progress.
9th - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 12 Downloads
Swimming Survivor Challenge II
Young scholars review Red Cross swimming skills and practice safe use of a spinal board for a potential spinal injury in the water; students use head-chin support and head-splint techniques for in-line stabilization with a partner.
9th - 12th Health 3 Views 4 Downloads
Surfin' USA Lummi Stick Routine
"Let's go surfin' now, everybody's learning how, come on and safari with me." One of the Beach Boys more famous songs that is bound to get your class up and moving. This dance has basic dance steps and the added dimension of using Lummi sticks.
K - 4th Physical Education 5 Views 11 Downloads
Probing an Aquatic Ecosystem
Students explore populations of ecosystems. In this middle school science/math lesson, students observe an aquatic ecosystem over a four to six week period, collecting data on temperature and pH values as well as qualitative observations. Students explore the effect of changes in pH and temperature on the ecosystems.
7th - 8th Math 5 Views 24 Downloads
Measuring the Volume of Water Discharge for a Stream or Canal
Students study how to measure and calculate the volume of water flowing down a stream or canal and use simple tools to make measurements. Next, students determine how many people cold live off the volume of water measured. Finally, they will identify the effects water diversion has on the environment.
10th - 12th Math 3 Views 1 Download
Physical Education: Tag - You're Wet!
Students play a version of water tag under close adult supervision. In waist high water, several students are "it" and the remaining class members have to get to the other side of the pool without being tagged. The first student to make it safely across five times is the winner and becomes "it.
4th - 8th Physical Education 3 Views 0 Downloads
Aquatic Exercise - Object Retrieval
Students are introduced to a variety of exercises to do in the water. In groups, they swim in the deep part of the pool to retrieve objects at the bottom. To end the lesson, they practice techniques to help them breathe and grab the object.
6th - 8th Physical Education 3 Views 1 Download