Swimming/Aquatics Teacher Resources

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This merit badge workbook for swimming provides a checklist of achievements necessary to secure this Boy Scout badge. It includes 10 potential health concerns related to swimming and asks about their prevention and treatment. This is a thorough evaluation of swimming-related knowledge.
Finding a sport that works for the whole family is the true meaning of winning. Maybe it's not soccer, but swimming? Maybe it's not basketball, but archery? There is a sport for everyone!
In this poetry analysis worksheet, students read the poem "Fish Swimming," and discuss the metaphors in the poem. Students complete eight activities based on the poem, including rewriting the subject of the poem and watching two animations based on the poem.
In this vocabulary worksheet, students use words in a word box for the story, The Swimming Hole to complete sentences and match definitions. Students then write about living on a prairie "a long time ago."
In this vowel digraph worksheet based on the book, The Swimming Hole, students read a letter, find vowel sound like those in paw, author and thought. Students write those words, then circle word that match vowel sounds of given underlined words.
Young scholars research art analysis by creating a mural in their class. In this artistic expression lesson, students research the work of Keith Haring and discuss his personal style and how it reflected body movement. Young scholars utilize paints and scaffolding to create their own murals based on swimming.
Here is a real-world application for systems of equations. When is it better to pay an enrollment fee and lower daily rate, and when is it better to pay the regular price? The local swim center is having a special offer, reductions in the price of the daily pass with an enrollment fee. It is up to your future consumers to determine when an initial fee makes a better deal by graphing two different equations. They will be able to see graphically when an enrollment fee is the better deal. The resource comes with commentary that suggests its use as an introduction to systems of equations or as an assessment. Either way, it is applicable to real life. The class will need graph paper and rulers to complete the assignment.
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. Finally comes the analysis of their swimming efficiency.
In this English worksheet, students read "First Woman Swims Across the Atlantic," and then respond to 1 essay, 47 fill in the blank, 7 short answer, 20 matching, and 8 true or false questions about the selection.
Students determine how to float on their backs in a swimming pool. They participate in swimming lessons at a community pool. While working in small groups they practice floating on their backs to increase their safety around the pools. They work on water safety lessons to reduce the incidence of drowning.
Young scholars demonstrate proper swimming skills in an authentic environment. They use proper technique for whichever stroke is chosen while retrieving answers. They then bring it back to the shallow end and place it in the hula hoop.
Students 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.
Students review and/or learn basic Red Cross swimming skills. On the first day, the class is divided into Tribes based on the hit T.V. show Survivor. Each team has a task sheet that must be completed.
This PowerPoint provides a summary, comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and links for independent activities related to the story "The Swimming Hole" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Age-appropriate definitions of such literacy elements and terms as theme, historical fiction, homophones, and antonym are given. For each vocabulary word, the slides include a definition, a helpful illustration, and a sentence with context clues.
In this swim bladders worksheet, students use a bowl, water, and balloons to make swim bladders, and answer short answer questions about them. Students answer 7 questions and interview someone who has been scuba diving.
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.
Constructionists calculate perimeter and area of various rectangles. They draw a rectangle representing a swimming pool on grid paper, calculate the area of the swimming pool and the sidewalk around the pool, and identify patterns in the calculations.
Students practice using a mask, snorkel, and fins to collect items from the bottom of a pool. They should swim as well as hold their breath while going under water.
In this first word instructional activity, students trace the 5 words of swim. Students write the words on the lines and circle the word swim from the other words.
This dual vector lesson has the class watch a video about a person's swim of the English Channel. The class then uses a computer program to analyze dual vectors of wind's effect on a flight path of a plane as compared to the water currents effect on the person's swim.