Teaching Adults and Teens Water Safety Lesson Plan.

Red Cross Swim Program for Adults and Teens
OBJECTIVES
1. Demonstrate the ability to apply the Red Cross Swim Basics program progressions in a peer teaching
environment.
2. Teach the content item and identify the performance criteria for the Red Cross Swim Basics and Red Cross
Swim Strokes levels.
3. Identify where to find the skills teaching criteria for each of the 9 Red Cross Swim Sports modules.
4. Identify effective teaching strategies to meet the needs of the age characteristics.
5. Identify the program support materials and use for the Red Cross Swim Basics, Red Cross Swim Strokes and Red Cross Swim Sports program.

Evaluation Criteria
-Demonstrates ability to plan activities appropriate for the age group and level of AquaAdult program
-Demonstrates the ability to apply the AquaAdults program progressions in a peer teaching environment
-Teaches the content item and identifies the performance criteria for each level of the AquaAdults program
-Identifies effective teaching strategies to meet the needs of the age characteristics
-Identifies the program support materials and use for the AquaAdults program

 

Classroom Portion: 1.5 hours

Overview of Program

Materials: Flipchart and Felts

Time: 45 minutes

Objectives:
-Identify the program support materials and use for the Red Cross Swim Basics, Red Cross Swim Strokes and Red Cross Swim Sports program.
-Identify where to find the skills teaching criteria for each of the 9 Red Cross Swim Sports modules.

Divide class into two groups. Ask class to go through Section 6 in the WSI manual and answer the following questions on a flipchart.

A.

1. What makes the Red Cross Swim Basics, Red Cross Swim Strokes and Red Cross Swim Sports programs different from the Red Cross Swim Preschool and Red Cross Swim Kids programs?

2. How does Red Cross Swim Basics meet the learning and physical skill acquisition needs of the learners?

3. How does a WSI evaluate progress for swimmers in Red Cross Swim Strokes?

4. How can a WSI incorporate injury prevention knowledge into the Red Cross Swim Sports modules?

Once complete have the groups share there answers with the class.

B.

Divide the Class into 5 groups. Assign each group two of the following module to summarize and find references for the components. For example: the F.I.T.T. principle, mannequin carry, passing the puck, etc.
Have them answer the question on a flipchart and present to the rest of the class.

-Red Cross Swim Basics
-Red Cross Swim Strokes
-Swim Workout
-Triathlon Swim
-Lifesaving
-Boating
-Diving
-Water Polo
-Underwater Hockey
-Synchronized Swimming
-Surfing
-Boogie Boarding.

 

Activity: Program Products

Materials: Red Cross Swim journal.

Time: 20 minutes

Objective: Identify the program support materials and use for the Red Cross Swim Basics, Red Cross Swim Strokes and Red Cross Swim Sports program.

Have the class take out there Red Cross Swim Journal and have them quickly go over the book and have a look at the “Track your Progress” and the “Personal Best” charts in the journal. Clarify to them that the focus is on individualized approach to learning.

Using the Assistant Water Safety Instructor Course and Water Safety Instructor Course Faciliatator Guide give the class four journal entries that have been filled out by “candidates” in an adult class ensuring that the goals are varied. Have the students put the “Chart Your Own Course” journal entries by planning a workout for that class.

Ask the class after the end of the exercise if you can have one or two people from the class share there answers.
Activity: Adult Learning Characteristics

Materials: AWSI manual. Flipchart and felts.

Time: 25 minutes

Objective: Identify effective teaching strategies to meet the needs of the age characteristics.

Divide the class into four groups. Using the AWSI manual pages 4.5 and 4.6 have the groups review the characteristics chart for teen and adult age groups. Have the groups brainstorm and write onto there flipcharts benefits and challenges of teaching teens and adults from a learning characteristics standpoint. Have them also brainstorm ideas for overcoming the listed challenges.

Have each group present the ideas and discuss with the class.
Pool Portion

Activity: Program Content (Peer Teaching)

Materials: Assigned homework completed prior to class.

Objectives: Demonstrate the ability to apply the Red Cross Swim Basics program progressions in a peer teaching environment.
Teach the content item and identify the performance criteria for the Red Cross Swim Basics and Red Cross

Time: 1 Hour

Each person teaches one component of the Red Cross Swim Basics, Red Cross Swim Strokes & Red Cross Swim Sports program, focusing on terminology and activities that are appropriate to the adult & teen age groups.
Suggested peer teaching topics
> Back Float and recovery
> PFD/lifejackets
> Dolphin dives
> Warm up/cool down
> F.I.T.T. principle
> Target heart rate
> Sailboat
>Mannequin carry
>Red Cross Swim Kids 4 Front Crawl Arms Recovery (progress from Red Cross Swim Kids 3 Front Crawl
Arms Recovery- see Strokes Chart)

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