Cost: $90/month for one 30-minute class/week
Coach Jim’s Swim Blog:
Setting Goals for Youth
Takeaway Tips for Developmental Swimming
Build your confidence: Regular practice helps reinforce the skills that you’ve already learned while providing an opportunity to try new things, set goals and expand your knowledge.
~ Life skill: Preparation and persistence prepare you for challenges.
Challenge yourself: Give yourself a goal that seems out of reach today, but is achievable with hard work. Don’t worry whether you’re the best. Rise to the level of others who are better than you.
~ Life skill: Associate with people who are better than you and learn from them.
Develop a plan: Work with your instructor or coach to establish goals that are:
~ Life skill: Reach lofty goals by taking small steps to get there.
Focus on your goals: Don’t worry what others are thinking. Concentrate on your own game.
~ Life skill: Focus on what you need to do to excel and reach your goal.
Praise skills that can be developed: Parents and coaches should praise a skill the child is developing, such as motivated practice or open-minded attempts of a new technique. If you praise something that is fixed, like beauty or talent, then there is no way to advance.
~ Life skill: See rewards come from perseverance.