July 7th week 1

Challenge of the week

Head Bobs 

For this week I want you to try to Bob your head all the way under the water at least once a day. If bobbing your whole head under the water is too much of a challenge, try to put your ears/mouth in the water.

Photo examples

Flutter Kick 10m with a floatation device

 


 

 

Front Glide with flutter kicks 10m
 

 

Back Glide with flutter kicks 5m

flutter.JPG
glide.JPG
back glide.JPG

Skills 

  1. Flutter Kick 10m with a floatation device (flutter board, noodle, parents’ hands or a life jacket held in front of body) – hold your flotation device in front of you with your arms straight, when you are ready push off and kick your feet up and down, your face does not have to be in the water for this activity. 

  2. Front Glide with flutter kicks 10m – Stand up, put arms and hands up like a rocket ship, lean over the water with your nose almost touching the water, then take a deep breath and push off while gliding on top of the water, make sure your face is in the water, take a breath if you need to, do not forget to kick your feet. 

  3. Back Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and pull it to your chest like you are hugging it, when you are ready bend your knees, push off while pointing your chin to the sky, don’t forget to kick your feet. 

Game/Song

Ice Cream Scooping 

  • Choose your favourite ice cream flavor (let us know on Instagram, @MazinawSwim, your favourite flavor by commenting on our recent post!)

  • Once you have chosen your ice cream flavor (mine is raspberry cherry cheesecake!), stick your arms out straight down into the water a little bit away from your body. 

  • Make sure your fingers stay nice and tight, you don’t want your ice cream to drip through your fingers. 

  • Once your arms are out and fingers are nice and tight start scooping the water nice and big, just like scooping ice cream.

  • Ask your friends and family what their favourite ice cream is and ask them to join! 

Weekly water Safety      Reminder 
Make sure to have a parent with you at all times when in or around any water (lake, pool, hot tub) 

July 8th Week 1

Skills 

  1. Side Glide 5m with a floatation device (flutter board, noodle, parents’ hands or a life jacket held in front of body) – hold your flotation device in front of you with your one arm straight out and your other stuck to your side, when you are ready push off while still one your side and kick your feet front to back. Make sure to keep the side of your face in the water to help with flotation.  

  2. Front Glide with flutter kicks 10m – Stand up, put arms and hands up like a rocket ship, lean over the water with your nose almost touching the water, then take a deep breath and push off while gliding on top of the water, make sure your face is in the water, take a breath if you need to, do not forget to kick your feet. 

  3. Rollover Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and start on your belly just like you are doing your front glide. What you are going to do is start with a 5m front glide and roll over to your back and complete another 5m. When you roll onto your back hold your breath and slowly pull your flotation device to your chest to complete your back-glide portion. Remember to kick your feet, this will help with the rollover. Remember to take your time and not to worry if you don’t get it on the first try. 

Challenge of the week

Head Bobs 

For this week I want you to try to Bob your head all the way under the water at least once a day. If bobbing your whole head under the water is too much of a challenge, try to put your ears/mouth in the water.

Photo examples 

Side Glide

 

 

 

 

 

Front Glide with flutter kicks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rollover Glide with flutter kicks 

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.12.54 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.02 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.08 PM.png

 Bob Game

To play the Bob game you will have to have a parent, or a friend tell you a story while using the name Bob. For this game every time the person telling the story says Bob you have to dunk your head under the water.  

For example, start by saying “There once was a man named Bob” – once the person says Bob then dunk. 

Weekly Safety Reminder 

Make sure to have a parent with you at all times when in or around any bodies of water (lake, pool, hot tub) 

July 9th Week 1

Challenge of the week

Head Bobs 

For this week I want you to try to Bob your head all the way under the water at least once a day. If bobbing your whole head under the water is too much of a challenge, try to put your ears/mouth in the water.

  1. Rhythmic breathing 10 times- you’re going to need a flutter board or the side of your pool or dock. You’re going to start by holding onto your flutter board at the end with your arms straight, if you are using the side of your pool or dock, hold onto the edge with your arms straight. You are going to start with your face in the water count to 3 and then you are going to roll your head to the side while keeping your ear and cheek into the water. Take a breather and then roll back into the water face first. Then switch to the other side and continue 10 times. *this is very important to practise, it will make swimming easier once you learn. 

  2. Side Glide 5m with a floatation device (flutter board, noodle, parents’ hands or a life jacket held in front of body) – hold your flotation device in front of you with your one arm straight out and your other stuck to your side, when you are ready push off while still one your side and kick your feet front to back. Make sure to keep the side of your face in the water to help with flotation.  

  3. Rollover Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and start on your belly just like you are doing your front glide. What you are going to do is start with a 5m front glide and roll over to your back and complete another 5m. When you roll onto your back hold your breath and slowly pull your flotation device to your chest to complete your back-glide portion. Remember to kick your feet, this will help with the rollover. Remember to take your time and not to worry if you don’t get it on the first try. 

Photo examples 

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.12.54 PM.png

Side Glide

Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.31.21 PM.png

Rhythmic Breathing 

Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.33.39 PM.png

Rollover Glide 

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.08 PM.png

Game

Sharks and Minnows 

Pick one person to be the shark and everyone else are the minnows, when the shark says swim minnows then the minnows either jump in the water or if you are starting in the water then stat to swim. The goal of the game is to get past the shark without getting caught. If you are caught, then you become a shark or the shark. You can play with multiple people or just two. 

Weekly Safety Reminder 

Make sure to have a parent with you at all times when in or around any bodies of water (lake, pool, hot tub) 

July 12th Week 2

Challenge of the week

Lifejacket use 

This week I want you to try on your lifejacket and see if it still fits, make sure the weight requirement on the lifejacket matches your weight. I want you to put your lifejacket on and slowly enter the water, for this week I want you to get comfortable laying on your back and your front. Practising rolling over to each side, this can be assisted if it is too hard to do alone. 

Lifejacket safety

  • Weight requirement matches user’s weight 

  • Straps are still together and not damaged by the sun

All straps on lifejacket are being used

  1. Rhythmic breathing 10 times- you’re going to need a flutter board or the side of your pool or dock. You’re going to start by holding onto your flutter board at the end with your arms straight, if you are using the side of your pool or dock, hold onto the edge with your arms straight. You are going to start with your face in the water count to 3 and then you are going to roll your head to the side while keeping your ear and cheek into the water. Take a breather and then roll back into the water face first. Then switch to the other side and continue 10 times. *this is very important to practise, it will make swimming easier once you learn. 

  2. Front Swim 5m - After practising your front glides and back glides last week this week you are going to try to do your front swim for 5m with no flotation device and no help. Start on your front, push off, kick your feet up and down (underneath the water) and use your doggy paddle to keep your head out of the water. 

  3. Flutter Kick 10m with a floatation device (flutter board, noodle, parents’ hands or a life jacket held in front of body) – hold your flotation device in front of you with your arms straight, when you are ready push off and kick your feet up and down, your face does not have to be in the water for this activity. 

Photo examples 

Rhythmic Breathing 

Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.31.21 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.33.39 PM.png

Flutter Kick 

Screen Shot 2021-07-05 at 3.54.42 PM.png

Game

Chop, Chop, Timber

Sit at the edge of your dock or pool when you are sitting you are just a seed ready to be watered, have a parent or friend just below you in the water. Whoever is in the water will splash you and make a bog sun with your arms so you can grow. Once you grow you get to pick what tree or flower you want to be. After you chose the person will chop, chop, chop and you will jump into the water. 

Weekly Safety Reminder 

Look for and read signs when at a public pool or public beach, make sure you are aware of the dangers of the water before entering.

Screen Shot 2021-07-12 at 12.15.51 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-12 at 12.15.40 PM.png

Photo 

July 13th Week 2

Photo examples 

Front glide 

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.02 PM.png

Rollover Glide

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.08 PM.png

Back Glide 

back glide.JPG
  1. Front Glide with flutter kicks 10m – Stand up, put arms and hands up like a rocket ship, lean over the water with your nose almost touching the water, then take a deep breath and push off while gliding on top of the water, make sure your face is in the water, take a breath if you need to, do not forget to kick your feet.

  2. Rollover Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and start on your belly just like you are doing your front glide. What you are going to do is start with a 5m front glide and roll over to your back and complete another 5m. When you roll onto your back hold your breath and slowly pull your flotation device to your chest to complete your back-glide portion. Remember to kick your feet, this will help with the rollover. Remember to take your time and not to worry if you don’t get it on the first try. 

  3. Back Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and pull it to your chest like you are hugging it, when you are ready bend your knees, push off while pointing your chin to the sky, don’t forget to kick your feet.

Game 

Superhero Glides 

For this game you are going to continue working on your glides in a fun way. Do this with a partner and see who wins! 

For this game you are going to pick your favourite superhero, then you are going to put your hands and arms over your head just like your front glide. Then you and a friend or family will race to see who can glide the furthest!

Have Fun:)

Weekly Safety Reminder 

Look for and read signs when at a public pool or public beach, make sure you are aware of the dangers of the water before entering.

Screen Shot 2021-07-12 at 12.15.51 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-12 at 12.15.40 PM.png

Challenge of the week

Lifejacket use 

This week I want you to try on your lifejacket and see if it still fits, make sure the weight requirement on the lifejacket matches your weight. I want you to put your lifejacket on and slowly enter the water, for this week I want you to get comfortable laying on your back and your front. Practising rolling over to each side, this can be assisted if it is too hard to do alone. 

Lifejacket safety

  • Weight requirement matches user’s weight 

  • Straps are still together and not damaged by the sun

All straps on lifejacket are being used

July 14th Week 2 

Challenge of the week

Lifejacket use 

This week I want you to try on your lifejacket and see if it still fits, make sure the weight requirement on the lifejacket matches your weight. I want you to put your lifejacket on and slowly enter the water, for this week I want you to get comfortable laying on your back and your front. Practising rolling over to each side, this can be assisted if it is too hard to do alone. 

Lifejacket safety

  • Weight requirement matches user’s weight 

  • Straps are still together and not damaged by the sun

All straps on lifejacket are being used

  1. Side Glide 5m with a floatation device (flutter board, noodle, parents’ hands or a life jacket held in front of body) – hold your flotation device in front of you with your one arm straight out and your other stuck to your side, when you are ready push off while still one your side and kick your feet front to back. Make sure to keep the side of your face in the water to help with flotation.  

  2. Deep water activities with a parent - If you are comfortable swimming with a parent or a grandparent with a life jacket in the deep water, I would like you to try it. Getting comfortable in all levels of water will get you more comfortable when doing your swimming skills.

  3. Front Swim 5m - After practising your front glides and back glides last week this week you are going to try to do your front swim for 5m with no flotation device and no help. Start on your front, push off, kick your feet up and down (underneath the water) and use your doggy paddle to keep your head out of the water.

Photo examples 

Side Glide

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.12.54 PM.png

Deep Water Activities with a parent

Front Swim 

Screen Shot 2021-07-14 at 12.32.20 PM.png

Game 

Back Float Contest

First you are going to need someone to play with, this can be a group of people or just one person. You are going to start by floating on your back, whichever way you want to float. Then once you and your one person or group is ready to start you are going to kick your feet only 5 times. Whoever gets the furthest without sinking or kicking more than 5 times wins.

Have Fun:)

Weekly Safety Reminder 

Look for and read signs when at a public pool or public beach, make sure you are aware of the dangers of the water before entering.

Screen Shot 2021-07-12 at 12.15.51 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-12 at 12.15.40 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-14 at 12.32.08 PM.png

July 15th Week 2 

Challenge of the week

Lifejacket use 

This week I want you to try on your lifejacket and see if it still fits, make sure the weight requirement on the lifejacket matches your weight. I want you to put your lifejacket on and slowly enter the water, for this week I want you to get comfortable laying on your back and your front. Practising rolling over to each side, this can be assisted if it is too hard to do alone. 

Lifejacket safety

  • Weight requirement matches user’s weight 

  • Straps are still together and not damaged by the sun

All straps on lifejacket are being used

Photo examples 

Rollover Glide

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.08 PM.png
  1. Rollover Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and start on your belly just like you are doing your front glide. What you are going to do is start with a 5m front glide and roll over to your back and complete another 5m. When you roll onto your back hold your breath and slowly pull your flotation device to your chest to complete your back-glide portion. Remember to kick your feet, this will help with the rollover. Remember to take your time and not to worry if you don’t get it on the first try.

  2. Flutter Kick 10m with a floatation device (flutter board, noodle, parents’ hands or a life jacket held in front of body) – hold your flotation device in front of you with your arms straight, when you are ready push off and kick your feet up and down, your face does not have to be in the water for this activity.

  3. EMS – 911 - I want you to go over with a parent what to do if there was ever an emergency at home and who you should call. I also want you to ask your parents what their phone numbers are, and I want you to memorize them. Remembering your parents phone numbers or just one number may be very helpful if you ever get lost and you have to call you parents. Knowing how to call 911 and remembering at least one number will prepare you for emergency situations.

Flutter Kick

Screen Shot 2021-07-05 at 3.54.42 PM.png

EMS/911

Screen Shot 2021-07-14 at 12.51.57 PM.png

Weekly Safety Reminder 

Look for and read signs when at a public pool or public beach, make sure you are aware of the dangers of the water before entering.

Statue Master

Form partners. One person is the “statue master.” The “statue master” goes underwater or above the water first and turns into a statue holding any pose. If it is a swimming pose, that is even better. Your partner counts to “two one thousand” not looking at the “statue master” and then goes underwater. Your partner then has 3 seconds to match the “statue master’s” pose. This does not have to be done under the water. If the “statue master’s” pose is not exactly mimicked in 3 seconds, then the “statue master” gets a point. If the partner can mimic the “statue master’s” pose, then they get a point. Partners should take turns switching who is the “statue master” back and forth where everyone goes 3 times each (6 rounds).

Have Fun:)

Screen Shot 2021-07-12 at 12.15.51 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-12 at 12.15.40 PM.png

July 16th Week 2 

Challenge of the week

Lifejacket use 

This week I want you to try on your lifejacket and see if it still fits, make sure the weight requirement on the lifejacket matches your weight. I want you to put your lifejacket on and slowly enter the water, for this week I want you to get comfortable laying on your back and your front. Practising rolling over to each side, this can be assisted if it is too hard to do alone. 

Lifejacket safety

  • Weight requirement matches user’s weight 

  • Straps are still together and not damaged by the sun

All straps on lifejacket are being used

Photo examples 

Rhythmic breathing 

Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.31.21 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.33.39 PM.png

Front Swim

Screen Shot 2021-07-14 at 12.32.20 PM.png

Front glide

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.02 PM.png

Turtle Swim

You can do this with a group of people, a parent or on your own. You need a flutter board or a boogie board and a pool toy or a small regular toy. You are going to start on your back or front, whichever you prefer. Then you are going to put the floatation device and toy on your back or belly, you might need a parent to help you. If you are playing with a group have the other people be the obstacles while you swim on your back or front without the toy falling off the board. If you are not playing with a group have a parent put obstacles around, you so you can try and swim around them. This will help with your balance when trying to float and swim.  

Have Fun:)

Weekly Safety Reminder 

Look for and read signs when at a public pool or public beach, make sure you are aware of the dangers of the water before entering.

Screen Shot 2021-07-12 at 12.15.51 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-12 at 12.15.40 PM.png
  1. Rhythmic breathing 10 times- you’re going to need a flutter board or the side of your pool or dock. You’re going to start by holding onto your flutter board at the end with your arms straight, if you are using the side of your pool or dock, hold onto the edge with your arms straight. You are going to start with your face in the water count to 3 and then you are going to roll your head to the side while keeping your ear and cheek into the water. Take a breather and then roll back into the water face first. Then switch to the other side and continue 10 times. *this is very important to practise, it will make swimming easier once you learn.

  2. Front Swim 5m - After practising your front glides and back glides last week this week you are going to try to do your front swim for 5m with no flotation device and no help. Start on your front, push off, kick your feet up and down (underneath the water) and use your doggy paddle to keep your head out of the water.

  3. Front Glide with flutter kicks 10m – Stand up, put arms and hands up like a rocket ship, lean over the water with your nose almost touching the water, then take a deep breath and push off while gliding on top of the water, make sure your face is in the water, take a breath if you need to, do not forget to kick your feet.

July 19th Week 3

Challenge of the week

EMS/911

For this week I want you to go over the emergency phone numbers with your family. I want you to try and remember at least one full phone number. If you can remember one phone number very easily then try a second one. Also ask your parents about what you should do when there is an emergency and who you should call.

Photo examples 

Rhythmic Breathing 

Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.31.21 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.33.39 PM.png

Deep water activities

Screen Shot 2021-07-14 at 12.32.08 PM.png

Red Light, Green Light

Sit on the edge of your pool or dock with your feet in the water. Have a parent say the instructions, green light which is kick your feet as fast as you can, red light which is stop kicking and yellow light which means kick slow.

Have Fun:)

Back Glide with flutter kicks 

back glide.JPG

Drowning Prevention

Drowning has caused over 2.5 million deaths worldwide in the past decade.

Tips

  • Wear a lifejacket

  • Knowing your limits and abilities for swimming

  • Have young kids stay within arm’s reach

  • Don’t swim alone

  • Always supervise your children (stay off your phone)

  • Stay sober while boating

  • Water toys and floaty's are not actually flotation devices, do not use them as one.

  • Take swimming lessons. It does not matter whether you are an adult or a child, taking lessons to help you swim better will benefit you.

*Swimming in open water is different than a pool, if you are not confident in your swimming abilities then do not go into the water. Make sure you have someone swim with you and wear a lifejacket.

  1. Rhythmic breathing 10 times- you’re going to need a flutter board or the side of your pool or dock. You’re going to start by holding onto your flutter board at the end with your arms straight, if you are using the side of your pool or dock, hold onto the edge with your arms straight. You are going to start with your face in the water count to 3 and then you are going to roll your head to the side while keeping your ear and cheek into the water. Take a breather and then roll back into the water face first. Then switch to the other side and continue 10 times. *this is very important to practise, it will make swimming easier once you learn.

  2. Deep water activities with a parent. If you are comfortable swimming with a parent or a grandparent with a life jacket in the deep water, I would like you to try it. Getting comfortable in all levels of water will get you more comfortable when doing your swimming skills.

  3. Back Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and pull it to your chest like you are hugging it, when you are ready bend your knees, push off while pointing your chin to the sky, don’t forget to kick your feet.

July 20th Week 3

Challenge of the week

EMS/911

For this week I want you to go over the emergency phone numbers with your family. I want you to try and remember at least one full phone number. If you can remember one phone number very easily then try a second one. Also ask your parents about what you should do when there is an emergency and who you should call.

Photo examples 

Rollover Glide 

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.08 PM.png

Flutter kick with flotation device 

  1. Rollover Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and start on your belly just like you are doing your front glide. What you are going to do is start with a 5m front glide and roll over to your back and complete another 5m. When you roll onto your back hold your breath and slowly pull your flotation device to your chest to complete your back-glide portion. Remember to kick your feet, this will help with the rollover. Remember to take your time and not to worry if you don’t get it on the first try.

  2. Flutter Kick 10m with a floatation device (flutter board, noodle, parents’ hands or a life jacket held in front of body) – hold your flotation device in front of you with your arms straight, when you are ready push off and kick your feet up and down, your face does not have to be in the water for this activity.

  3. Front Glide with flutter kicks 10m – Stand up, put arms and hands up like a rocket ship, lean over the water with your nose almost touching the water, then take a deep breath and push off while gliding on top of the water, make sure your face is in the water, take a breath if you need to, do not forget to kick your feet.

Front Glide 

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.02 PM.png

Ice Cream Scooping

  • Choose your favourite ice cream

  • Once you have chosen your ice cream, stick your arms out straight down into the water a little bit away from your body.

  • Make sure your fingers stay nice and tight, you don’t want your ice cream to drip through your fingers.

  • Once your arms are out and fingers are nice and tight start scooping the water nice and big, just like scooping ice cream.

  • Ask your friends and family what their favourite ice cream is and ask them to join!

Have Fun:)

Drowning Prevention

Drowning has caused over 2.5 million deaths worldwide in the past decade.

Tips

  • Wear a lifejacket

  • Knowing your limits and abilities for swimming

  • Have young kids stay within arm’s reach

  • Don’t swim alone

  • Always supervise your children (stay off your phone)

  • Stay sober while boating

  • Water toys and floaty's are not actually flotation devices, do not use them as one.

  • Take swimming lessons. It does not matter whether you are an adult or a child, taking lessons to help you swim better will benefit you.

*Swimming in open water is different than a pool, if you are not confident in your swimming abilities then do not go into the water. Make sure you have someone swim with you and wear a lifejacket.

Screen Shot 2021-07-05 at 3.54.42 PM.png

July 21st Week 3

Challenge of the week

EMS/911

For this week I want you to go over the emergency phone numbers with your family. I want you to try and remember at least one full phone number. If you can remember one phone number very easily then try a second one. Also ask your parents about what you should do when there is an emergency and who you should call.

Photo examples 

Side Glide 

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.12.54 PM.png

Deep Water Activities 

Screen Shot 2021-07-14 at 12.32.08 PM.png

Bob Game

To play the Bob game you will have to have a parent, or a friend tell you a story while using the name Bob. For this game every time the person telling the story says Bob you have to dunk your head under the water.  

For example, start by saying “There once was a man named Bob” – once the person says Bob then dunk.

Have Fun:)

  1. Side Glide 5m with a floatation device (flutter board, noodle, parents’ hands or a life jacket held in front of body) – hold your flotation device in front of you with your one arm straight out and your other stuck to your side, when you are ready push off while still one your side and kick your feet front to back. Make sure to keep the side of your face in the water to help with flotation.  

  2. Deep water activities with a parent - If you are comfortable swimming with a parent or a grandparent with a life jacket in the deep water, I would like you to try it. Getting comfortable in all levels of water will get you more comfortable when doing your swimming skills.

  3. Front Swim 5m - After practising your front glides and back glides last week this week you are going to try to do your front swim for 5m with no flotation device and no help. Start on your front, push off, kick your feet up and down (underneath the water) and use your doggy paddle to keep your head out of the water.

Front Swim 

Drowning Prevention

Drowning has caused over 2.5 million deaths worldwide in the past decade.

Tips

  • Wear a lifejacket

  • Knowing your limits and abilities for swimming

  • Have young kids stay within arm’s reach

  • Don’t swim alone

  • Always supervise your children (stay off your phone)

  • Stay sober while boating

  • Water toys and floaty's are not actually flotation devices, do not use them as one.

  • Take swimming lessons. It does not matter whether you are an adult or a child, taking lessons to help you swim better will benefit you.

*Swimming in open water is different than a pool, if you are not confident in your swimming abilities then do not go into the water. Make sure you have someone swim with you and wear a lifejacket.

Screen Shot 2021-07-14 at 12.32.20 PM.png

July 22nd Week 3

Challenge of the week

EMS/911

For this week I want you to go over the emergency phone numbers with your family. I want you to try and remember at least one full phone number. If you can remember one phone number very easily then try a second one. Also ask your parents about what you should do when there is an emergency and who you should call.

Photo examples 

Rhythmic Breathing 

Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.31.21 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.33.39 PM.png
  1. Rhythmic breathing 10 times- you’re going to need a flutter board or the side of your pool or dock. You’re going to start by holding onto your flutter board at the end with your arms straight, if you are using the side of your pool or dock, hold onto the edge with your arms straight. You are going to start with your face in the water count to 3 and then you are going to roll your head to the side while keeping your ear and cheek into the water. Take a breather and then roll back into the water face first. Then switch to the other side and continue 10 times. *this is very important to practice, it will make swimming easier once you learn

  2. Rollover Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and start on your belly just like you are doing your front glide. What you are going to do is start with a 5m front glide and roll over to your back and complete another 5m. When you roll onto your back hold your breath and slowly pull your flotation device to your chest to complete your back-glide portion. Remember to kick your feet, this will help with the rollover. Remember to take your time and not to worry if you don’t get it on the first try.

  3. Back Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and pull it to your chest like you are hugging it, when you are ready bend your knees, push off while pointing your chin to the sky, don’t forget to kick your feet.

Rollover Glide 

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.08 PM.png

Back Glide with flutter kicks 

back glide.JPG

Sharks and Minnows 

Pick one person to be the shark and everyone else are the minnows, when the shark says swim minnows then the minnows either jump in the water or if you are starting in the water then stat to swim. The goal of the game is to get past the shark without getting caught. If you are caught, then you become a shark or the shark. You can play with multiple people or just two. 

Drowning Prevention

Drowning has caused over 2.5 million deaths worldwide in the past decade.

Tips

  • Wear a lifejacket

  • Knowing your limits and abilities for swimming

  • Have young kids stay within arm’s reach

  • Don’t swim alone

  • Always supervise your children (stay off your phone)

  • Stay sober while boating

  • Water toys and floaty's are not actually flotation devices, do not use them as one.

  • Take swimming lessons. It does not matter whether you are an adult or a child, taking lessons to help you swim better will benefit you.

*Swimming in open water is different than a pool, if you are not confident in your swimming abilities then do not go into the water. Make sure you have someone swim with you and wear a lifejacket.

July 23rd Week 3

Challenge of the week

EMS/911

For this week I want you to go over the emergency phone numbers with your family. I want you to try and remember at least one full phone number. If you can remember one phone number very easily then try a second one. Also ask your parents about what you should do when there is an emergency and who you should call.

  1. Side Glide 5m with a floatation device (flutter board, noodle, parents’ hands or a life jacket held in front of body) – hold your flotation device in front of you with your one arm straight out and your other stuck to your side, when you are ready push off while still one your side and kick your feet front to back. Make sure to keep the side of your face in the water to help with flotation.  

  2. Flutter Kick 10m with a floatation device (flutter board, noodle, parents’ hands or a life jacket held in front of body) – hold your flotation device in front of you with your arms straight, when you are ready push off and kick your feet up and down, your face does not have to be in the water for this activity.

  3. Front Glide with flutter kicks 10m – Stand up, put arms and hands up like a rocket ship, lean over the water with your nose almost touching the water, then take a deep breath and push off while gliding on top of the water, make sure your face is in the water, take a breath if you need to, do not forget to kick your feet.

Photo examples 

Side Glide 

Flutter Kick with flotation device 

Front Glide 

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.12.54 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-05 at 3.54.42 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.02 PM.png

Chop, Chop, Timber

Sit at the edge of your dock or pool when you are sitting you are just a seed ready to be watered, have a parent or friend just below you in the water. Whoever is in the water will splash you and make a bog sun with your arms so you can grow. Once you grow you get to pick what tree or flower you want to be. After you chose the person will chop, chop, chop and you will jump into the water. 

Drowning Prevention

Drowning has caused over 2.5 million deaths worldwide in the past decade.

Tips

  • Wear a lifejacket

  • Knowing your limits and abilities for swimming

  • Have young kids stay within arm’s reach

  • Don’t swim alone

  • Always supervise your children (stay off your phone)

  • Stay sober while boating

  • Water toys and floaty's are not actually flotation devices, do not use them as one.

  • Take swimming lessons. It does not matter whether you are an adult or a child, taking lessons to help you swim better will benefit you.

*Swimming in open water is different than a pool, if you are not confident in your swimming abilities then do not go into the water. Make sure you have someone swim with you and wear a lifejacket.

July 26th Week 4

Challenge of the week

Weight transfer, shallow water

This week I want you to try to find somewhere with a shallow end. You will need a flotation device. Once you have a flotation walk into the water until it gets to your belly button. Once you are deep enough, try to lay on your flutter board or whatever flotation device you have. Please do this with a parent. Practise just floating on your board.

  1. Rollover Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and start on your belly just like you are doing your front glide. What you are going to do is start with a 5m front glide and roll over to your back and complete another 5m. When you roll onto your back hold your breath and slowly pull your flotation device to your chest to complete your back-glide portion. Remember to kick your feet, this will help with the rollover. Remember to take your time and not to worry if you don’t get it on the first try.

  2. Rhythmic breathing 10 times- you’re going to need a flutter board or the side of your pool or dock. You’re going to start by holding onto your flutter board at the end with your arms straight, if you are using the side of your pool or dock, hold onto the edge with your arms straight. You are going to start with your face in the water count to 3 and then you are going to roll your head to the side while keeping your ear and cheek into the water. Take a breather and then roll back into the water face first. Then switch to the other side and continue 10 times. *this is very important to practice, it will make swimming easier once you learn.

  3. EMS – 911 - I want you to go over with a parent what to do if there was ever an emergency at home and who you should call. I also want you to ask your parents what their phone numbers are, and I want you to memorize them. Remembering your parents phone numbers or just one number may be very helpful if you ever get lost and you have to call you parents. Knowing how to call 911 and remembering at least one number will prepare you for emergency situations.

Photo examples 

Rollover Glide

Rhythmic Breathing 

EMS - 911

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.08 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.31.21 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.33.39 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-14 at 12.51.57 PM.png

Back Float Contest

First you are going to need someone to play with, this can be a group of people or just one person. You are going to start by floating on your back, whichever way you want to float. Then once you and your one person or group is ready to start you are going to kick your feet only 5 times. Whoever gets the furthest without sinking or kicking more than 5 times wins.

Have Fun:)

Thunderstorms/Bad Weather

These past couple of weeks we have had some bad weather and lots of thunderstorm warnings. For a safety reminder I want you to remember that as soon as you hear thunder or see lightening you should get out of the water and wait for it to pass. When you do not hear thunder for 30 minutes you can safely get in the water.

July 27th Week 4

Challenge of the week

Weight transfer, shallow water

This week I want you to try to find somewhere with a shallow end. You will need a flotation device. Once you have a flotation walk into the water until it gets to your belly button. Once you are deep enough, try to lay on your flutter board or whatever flotation device you have. Please do this with a parent. Practise just floating on your board.

  1. Side Glide 5m with a floatation device (flutter board, noodle, parents’ hands or a life jacket held in front of body) – hold your flotation device in front of you with your one arm straight out and your other stuck to your side, when you are ready push off while still one your side and kick your feet front to back. Make sure to keep the side of your face in the water to help with flotation.  

  2. Front Glide with flutter kicks 10m – Stand up, put arms and hands up like a rocket ship, lean over the water with your nose almost touching the water, then take a deep breath and push off while gliding on top of the water, make sure your face is in the water, take a breath if you need to, do not forget to kick your feet.

  3. Back Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and pull it to your chest like you are hugging it, when you are ready bend your knees, push off while pointing your chin to the sky, don’t forget to kick your feet.

Photo examples 

Side Glide 

Front Glide 

Back Glide 

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.12.54 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.02 PM.png
back glide.JPG

Statue Master

Form partners. One person is the “statue master.” The “statue master” goes underwater or above the water first and turns into a statue holding any pose. If it is a swimming pose, that is even better. Your partner counts to “two one thousand” not looking at the “statue master” and then goes underwater. Your partner then has 3 seconds to match the “statue master’s” pose. This does not have to be done under the water. If the “statue master’s” pose is not exactly mimicked in 3 seconds, then the “statue master” gets a point. If the partner can mimic the “statue master’s” pose, then they get a point. Partners should take turns switching who is the “statue master” back and forth where everyone goes 3 times each (6 rounds).

Have Fun:)

Thunderstorms/Bad Weather

These past couple of weeks we have had some bad weather and lots of thunderstorm warnings. For a safety reminder I want you to remember that as soon as you hear thunder or see lightening you should get out of the water and wait for it to pass. When you do not hear thunder for 30 minutes you can safely get in the water.

July 28th Week 4

Challenge of the week

Weight transfer, shallow water

This week I want you to try to find somewhere with a shallow end. You will need a flotation device. Once you have a flotation walk into the water until it gets to your belly button. Once you are deep enough, try to lay on your flutter board or whatever flotation device you have. Please do this with a parent. Practise just floating on your board.

Photo examples 

Flutter Kick with flotation device  

Deep water activities 

EMS - 911 

  1. Flutter Kick 10m with a floatation device (flutter board, noodle, parents’ hands or a life jacket held in front of body) – hold your flotation device in front of you with your arms straight, when you are ready push off and kick your feet up and down, your face does not have to be in the water for this activity.

  2. Deep water activities with a parent- If you are comfortable swimming with a parent or a grandparent with a life jacket in the deep water, I would like you to try it. Getting comfortable in all levels of water will get you more comfortable when doing your swimming skills.

  3. EMS – 911 - I want you to go over with a parent what to do if there was ever an emergency at home and who you should call. I also want you to ask your parents what their phone numbers are, and I want you to memorize them. Remembering your parents phone numbers or just one number may be very helpful if you ever get lost and you have to call you parents. Knowing how to call 911 and remembering at least one number will prepare you for emergency situations.

Screen Shot 2021-07-05 at 3.54.42 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-14 at 12.32.08 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-14 at 12.51.57 PM.png

Turtle Swim

You can do this with a group of people, a parent or on your own. You need a flutter board or a boogie board and a pool toy or a small regular toy. You are going to start on your back or front, whichever you prefer. Then you are going to put the floatation device and toy on your back or belly, you might need a parent to help you. If you are playing with a group have the other people be the obstacles while you swim on your back or front without the toy falling off the board. If you are not playing with a group have a parent put obstacles around, you so you can try and swim around them. This will help with your balance when trying to float and swim.  

Have Fun:)

Thunderstorms/Bad Weather

These past couple of weeks we have had some bad weather and lots of thunderstorm warnings. For a safety reminder I want you to remember that as soon as you hear thunder or see lightening you should get out of the water and wait for it to pass. When you do not hear thunder for 30 minutes you can safely get in the water.

July 29th Week 4

Challenge of the week

Weight transfer, shallow water

This week I want you to try to find somewhere with a shallow end. You will need a flotation device. Once you have a flotation walk into the water until it gets to your belly button. Once you are deep enough, try to lay on your flutter board or whatever flotation device you have. Please do this with a parent. Practise just floating on your board.

Photo examples 

Rhythmic Breathing 

Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.31.21 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.33.39 PM.png

Front Swim 

Screen Shot 2021-07-14 at 12.32.20 PM.png

Rollover Glide with flutter kicks 

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.08 PM.png

Red Light, Green Light

Sit on the edge of your pool or dock with your feet in the water. Have a parent say the instructions, green light which is kick your feet as fast as you can, red light which is stop kicking and yellow light which means kick slow.

Have Fun:)

Thunderstorms/Bad Weather

These past couple of weeks we have had some bad weather and lots of thunderstorm warnings. For a safety reminder I want you to remember that as soon as you hear thunder or see lightening you should get out of the water and wait for it to pass. When you do not hear thunder for 30 minutes you can safely get in the water.

  1. Rhythmic breathing 10 times- you’re going to need a flutter board or the side of your pool or dock. You’re going to start by holding onto your flutter board at the end with your arms straight, if you are using the side of your pool or dock, hold onto the edge with your arms straight. You are going to start with your face in the water count to 3 and then you are going to roll your head to the side while keeping your ear and cheek into the water. Take a breather and then roll back into the water face first. Then switch to the other side and continue 10 times. *this is very important to practise, it will make swimming easier once you learn.

  2. Front Swim 5m - After practising your front glides and back glides last week this week you are going to try to do your front swim for 5m with no flotation device and no help. Start on your front, push off, kick your feet up and down (underneath the water) and use your doggy paddle to keep your head out of the water.

  3. Rollover Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and start on your belly just like you are doing your front glide. What you are going to do is start with a 5m front glide and roll over to your back and complete another 5m. When you roll onto your back hold your breath and slowly pull your flotation device to your chest to complete your back-glide portion. Remember to kick your feet, this will help with the rollover. Remember to take your time and not to worry if you don’t get it on the first try.

July 30th Week 4

Challenge of the week

Weight transfer, shallow water

This week I want you to try to find somewhere with a shallow end. You will need a flotation device. Once you have a flotation walk into the water until it gets to your belly button. Once you are deep enough, try to lay on your flutter board or whatever flotation device you have. Please do this with a parent. Practise just floating on your board.

  1. Rollover Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and start on your belly just like you are doing your front glide. What you are going to do is start with a 5m front glide and roll over to your back and complete another 5m. When you roll onto your back hold your breath and slowly pull your flotation device to your chest to complete your back-glide portion. Remember to kick your feet, this will help with the rollover. Remember to take your time and not to worry if you don’t get it on the first try.

  2.  Side Glide 5m with a floatation device (flutter board, noodle, parents’ hands or a life jacket held in front of body) – hold your flotation device in front of you with your one arm straight out and your other stuck to your side, when you are ready push off while still one your side and kick your feet front to back. Make sure to keep the side of your face in the water to help with flotation.  

  3. Deep water activities with a parent - If you are comfortable swimming with a parent or a grandparent with a life jacket in the deep water, I would like you to try it. Getting comfortable in all levels of water will get you more comfortable when doing your swimming skills.

Rollover Glide 

Side Glide 

Deep water activities 

Photo examples 

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.08 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.12.54 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-14 at 12.32.08 PM.png

Statue Master

Form partners. One person is the “statue master.” The “statue master” goes underwater or above the water first and turns into a statue holding any pose. If it is a swimming pose, that is even better. Your partner counts to “two one thousand” not looking at the “statue master” and then goes underwater. Your partner then has 3 seconds to match the “statue master’s” pose. This does not have to be done under the water. If the “statue master’s” pose is not exactly mimicked in 3 seconds, then the “statue master” gets a point. If the partner can mimic the “statue master’s” pose, then they get a point. Partners should take turns switching who is the “statue master” back and forth where everyone goes 3 times each (6 rounds).

Have Fun:)

Thunderstorms/Bad Weather

These past couple of weeks we have had some bad weather and lots of thunderstorm warnings. For a safety reminder I want you to remember that as soon as you hear thunder or see lightening you should get out of the water and wait for it to pass. When you do not hear thunder for 30 minutes you can safely get in the water.

August 2nd Week 5 (Last Week) 

Challenge of the week

Distance Swim 10m

For the last week of online swimming lessons, I am going to have you try to swim 10m on your own with no floaty. Remember you have been practising your swimming for 4 weeks now. You can do this, try your hardest. For your distance swim you can do any swim you want as long as you don’t touch the bottom or have any help.

You got this!

Photo examples 

Back Glide 

back glide.JPG

EMS - 911

Screen Shot 2021-07-14 at 12.51.57 PM.png

Flutter Kick with flotation device 

Screen Shot 2021-07-05 at 3.54.42 PM.png
  1. Back Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and pull it to your chest like you are hugging it, when you are ready bend your knees, push off while pointing your chin to the sky, don’t forget to kick your feet.

  2.  EMS – 911 - I want you to go over with a parent what to do if there was ever an emergency at home and who you should call. I also want you to ask your parents what their phone numbers are, and I want you to memorize them. Remembering your parents phone numbers or just one number may be very helpful if you ever get lost and you have to call you parents. Knowing how to call 911 and remembering at least one number will prepare you for emergency situations.

  3. Flutter Kick 10m with a floatation device (flutter board, noodle, parents’ hands or a life jacket held in front of body) – hold your flotation device in front of you with your arms straight, when you are ready push off and kick your feet up and down, your face does not have to be in the water for this activity.

Noodle Race

For this game I want you to grab a noodle, if you do not have one grab anything else that floats. Ask a couple people to play with you and make sure they all have something to float on. For this game you are going to start at the same spot as everyone and decide a place to be the finish line, when everyone is ready try your best to swim very fast to the end. If anyone falls off their noodle they have to go back to the end and start again.

Have Fun:)

Boat Safety

you should always have with you:

  • Canadian-approved flotation device or lifejacket of appropriate size for each passenger on board

  • Buoyant heaving line at least 15 metres in length

  • Watertight flashlight OR Canadian approved flares – Type A, B or C

  • Sound-signaling device

  • Manual propelling device (i.e., paddle) OR an anchor with at least 15 metres of rope, chain or cable

  • Bailer OR manual water pump

  • Class 5 BC fire extinguisher

What not to do

  • Have drugs and alcohol on a boat

  • Drive the boat when it is storming out

  • Drive the boat with excessive wind

  • Allow unlicensed passengers to drive the boat

August 3rd Week 5 (Last Week) 

Challenge of the week

Distance Swim 10m

For the last week of online swimming lessons, I am going to have you try to swim 10m on your own with no floaty. Remember you have been practising your swimming for 4 weeks now. You can do this, try your hardest. For your distance swim you can do any swim you want as long as you don’t touch the bottom or have any help.

You got this!

  1. Rhythmic breathing 10 times- you’re going to need a flutter board or the side of your pool or dock. You’re going to start by holding onto your flutter board at the end with your arms straight, if you are using the side of your pool or dock, hold onto the edge with your arms straight. You are going to start with your face in the water count to 3 and then you are going to roll your head to the side while keeping your ear and cheek into the water. Take a breather and then roll back into the water face first. Then switch to the other side and continue 10 times. *this is very important to practise, it will make swimming easier once you learn.

  2. Front Glide with flutter kicks 10m – Stand up, put arms and hands up like a rocket ship, lean over the water with your nose almost touching the water, then take a deep breath and push off while gliding on top of the water, make sure your face is in the water, take a breath if you need to, do not forget to kick your feet.

  3. Front Swim 5m - After practising your front glides and back glides last week this week you are going to try to do your front swim for 5m with no flotation device and no help. Start on your front, push off, kick your feet up and down (underneath the water) and use your doggy paddle to keep your head out of the water.

Photo examples 

Front Glide 

Front Swim 

Rhythmic Breathing 

Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.31.21 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.33.39 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.02 PM.png

Turtle Swim

You can do this with a group of people, a parent or on your own. You need a flutter board or a boogie board and a pool toy or a small regular toy. You are going to start on your back or front, whichever you prefer. Then you are going to put the floatation device and toy on your back or belly, you might need a parent to help you. If you are playing with a group have the other people be the obstacles while you swim on your back or front without the toy falling off the board. If you are not playing with a group have a parent put obstacles around, you so you can try and swim around them. This will help with your balance when trying to float and swim.  

Have Fun:)

Boat Safety

you should always have with you:

  • Canadian-approved flotation device or lifejacket of appropriate size for each passenger on board

  • Buoyant heaving line at least 15 metres in length

  • Watertight flashlight OR Canadian approved flares – Type A, B or C

  • Sound-signaling device

  • Manual propelling device (i.e., paddle) OR an anchor with at least 15 metres of rope, chain or cable

  • Bailer OR manual water pump

  • Class 5 BC fire extinguisher

What not to do

  • Have drugs and alcohol on a boat

  • Drive the boat when it is storming out

  • Drive the boat with excessive wind

  • Allow unlicensed passengers to drive the boat

August 4th Week 5 (Last Week) 

Challenge of the week

Distance Swim 10m

For the last week of online swimming lessons, I am going to have you try to swim 10m on your own with no floaty. Remember you have been practising your swimming for 4 weeks now. You can do this, try your hardest. For your distance swim you can do any swim you want as long as you don’t touch the bottom or have any help.

You got this!

  1.  EMS – 911 - I want you to go over with a parent what to do if there was ever an emergency at home and who you should call. I also want you to ask your parents what their phone numbers are, and I want you to memorize them. Remembering your parents phone numbers or just one number may be very helpful if you ever get lost and you have to call you parents. Knowing how to call 911 and remembering at least one number will prepare you for emergency situations.

  2. Front Glide with flutter kicks 10m – Stand up, put arms and hands up like a rocket ship, lean over the water with your nose almost touching the water, then take a deep breath and push off while gliding on top of the water, make sure your face is in the water, take a breath if you need to, do not forget to kick your feet.

  3. Side Glide 5m with a floatation device (flutter board, noodle, parents’ hands or a life jacket held in front of body) – hold your flotation device in front of you with your one arm straight out and your other stuck to your side, when you are ready push off while still one your side and kick your feet front to back. Make sure to keep the side of your face in the water to help with flotation.  

Ems - 911

Photo examples 

Screen Shot 2021-07-14 at 12.51.57 PM.png

Front Glide 

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.02 PM.png

Side Glide 

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.12.54 PM.png

Ice Cream Scooping

  • Choose your favourite ice cream

  • Once you have chosen your ice cream, stick your arms out straight down into the water a little bit away from your body.

  • Make sure your fingers stay nice and tight, you don’t want your ice cream to drip through your fingers.

  • Once your arms are out and fingers are nice and tight start scooping the water nice and big, just like scooping ice cream.

  • Ask your friends and family what their favourite ice cream is and ask them to join!

Have Fun :)

Boat Safety

you should always have with you:

  • Canadian-approved flotation device or lifejacket of appropriate size for each passenger on board

  • Buoyant heaving line at least 15 metres in length

  • Watertight flashlight OR Canadian approved flares – Type A, B or C

  • Sound-signaling device

  • Manual propelling device (i.e., paddle) OR an anchor with at least 15 metres of rope, chain or cable

  • Bailer OR manual water pump

  • Class 5 BC fire extinguisher

What not to do

  • Have drugs and alcohol on a boat

  • Drive the boat when it is storming out

  • Drive the boat with excessive wind

  • Allow unlicensed passengers to drive the boat

August 5th Week 5 (Last Week) 

Challenge of the week

Distance Swim 10m

For the last week of online swimming lessons, I am going to have you try to swim 10m on your own with no floaty. Remember you have been practising your swimming for 4 weeks now. You can do this, try your hardest. For your distance swim you can do any swim you want as long as you don’t touch the bottom or have any help.

You got this!

  1. Rhythmic breathing 10 times- you’re going to need a flutter board or the side of your pool or dock. You’re going to start by holding onto your flutter board at the end with your arms straight, if you are using the side of your pool or dock, hold onto the edge with your arms straight. You are going to start with your face in the water count to 3 and then you are going to roll your head to the side while keeping your ear and cheek into the water. Take a breather and then roll back into the water face first. Then switch to the other side and continue 10 times. *this is very important to practice, it will make swimming easier once you learn

  2. Back Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and pull it to your chest like you are hugging it, when you are ready bend your knees, push off while pointing your chin to the sky, don’t forget to kick your feet.

  3. Rollover Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and start on your belly just like you are doing your front glide. What you are going to do is start with a 5m front glide and roll over to your back and complete another 5m. When you roll onto your back hold your breath and slowly pull your flotation device to your chest to complete your back-glide portion. Remember to kick your feet, this will help with the rollover. Remember to take your time and not to worry if you don’t get it on the first try.

Photo examples 

Rhythmic Breathing 

Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.31.21 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-08 at 2.33.39 PM.png

Back Glide 

back glide.JPG

Rollover Glide 

Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.08 PM.png

Bob Game

To play the Bob game you will have to have a parent, or a friend tell you a story while using the name Bob. For this game every time the person telling the story says Bob you have to dunk your head under the water.  

For example, start by saying “There once was a man named Bob” – once the person says Bob then dunk.

Have Fun :)

Boat Safety

you should always have with you:

  • Canadian-approved flotation device or lifejacket of appropriate size for each passenger on board

  • Buoyant heaving line at least 15 metres in length

  • Watertight flashlight OR Canadian approved flares – Type A, B or C

  • Sound-signaling device

  • Manual propelling device (i.e., paddle) OR an anchor with at least 15 metres of rope, chain or cable

  • Bailer OR manual water pump

  • Class 5 BC fire extinguisher

What not to do

  • Have drugs and alcohol on a boat

  • Drive the boat when it is storming out

  • Drive the boat with excessive wind

  • Allow unlicensed passengers to drive the boat

August 6th Week 5 (Last Day) 

Challenge of the week

Distance Swim 10m

For the last week of online swimming lessons, I am going to have you try to swim 10m on your own with no floaty. Remember you have been practising your swimming for 4 weeks now. You can do this, try your hardest. For your distance swim you can do any swim you want as long as you don’t touch the bottom or have any help.

You got this!

  1. Front Glide with flutter kicks 10m – Stand up, put arms and hands up like a rocket ship, lean over the water with your nose almost touching the water, then take a deep breath and push off while gliding on top of the water, make sure your face is in the water, take a breath if you need to, do not forget to kick your feet.

  2. Back Glide with flutter kicks 5m – grab your flotation device and pull it to your chest like you are hugging it, when you are ready bend your knees, push off while pointing your chin to the sky, don’t forget to kick your feet.

  3. Side Glide 5m with a floatation device (flutter board, noodle, parents’ hands or a life jacket held in front of body) – hold your flotation device in front of you with your one arm straight out and your other stuck to your side, when you are ready push off while still one your side and kick your feet front to back. Make sure to keep the side of your face in the water to help with flotation.  

Photo examples 

Back Glide 

Side Glide 

Front Glide 

back glide.JPG
Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.13.02 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 8.12.54 PM.png

Chop, Chop, Timber

Sit at the edge of your dock or pool when you are sitting you are just a seed ready to be watered, have a parent or friend just below you in the water. Whoever is in the water will splash you and make a bog sun with your arms so you can grow. Once you grow you get to pick what tree or flower you want to be. After you chose the person will chop, chop, chop and you will jump into the water.

Have fun :)

Boat Safety

you should always have with you:

  • Canadian-approved flotation device or lifejacket of appropriate size for each passenger on board

  • Buoyant heaving line at least 15 metres in length

  • Watertight flashlight OR Canadian approved flares – Type A, B or C

  • Sound-signaling device

  • Manual propelling device (i.e., paddle) OR an anchor with at least 15 metres of rope, chain or cable

  • Bailer OR manual water pump

  • Class 5 BC fire extinguisher

What not to do

  • Have drugs and alcohol on a boat

  • Drive the boat when it is storming out

  • Drive the boat with excessive wind

  • Allow unlicensed passengers to drive the boat