Coach Kathy works with kids on basic pool safety before advancing to skills and technique

Swimming Technique: Ferris Wheel Arms!

I’ll ask “What kind of arms are we gonna have?”, and we pay homage to the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier because they’ll say “We’re gonna have big Ferris Wheel arms!”  They have a visual of what that looks like and certainly, that’s not how they’re gonna end up, but it gives them the gross motor movements in the beginning, and then, as they go on, we start to refine.

There isn’t anything that we do from the time they’re starting to get independent that isn’t directed towards a great swim technique. – Coach Kathy