Swimming Lesson with Grade 8 @ Korando

Activity Report

Location: Other
Activity Date: 03.06.2024
Start Time: 2:40 PM   End Time: 4:40 PM

Facilitators: Laura Ridderbusch, Lucy Gschwendtner, Brian Yugi Leo, Evans O., Jule Schlageter
Number of Participants: 32
Male: 16   Female: 16

Activity Purpose/ Summary:
We met with the entire class at the Korando Educational Center and then walked to the swimming pool. Everyone changed into appropriate swimwear, and we divided the class into two groups. Lucy supervised the advanced swimmers, while Jule taught the beginners. The first lesson focused on building “water confidence.” To achieve this, we conducted various exercises with the kids. At the end of the session, the students had time to play together in the large pool.

Personnel Input:
Learning “water confidence” is one of the most important aspects of swimming. To achieve this, we started the class with the sea star exercise. In this exercise, the students worked in pairs. One person lay on their back with their arms and legs extended, while their partner helped by providing support. Once the kids were able to float on the surface, we taught them how to do kickbacks. For this exercise, the kids held onto the edge of the pool and practiced moving their legs. The facilitator corrected their technique as needed. Additionally, the kids learned to dive, which is crucial for reducing fear of water. At the end of the session, the kids were allowed to play together in the large pool.

By the end of the session, most of the students had built strong water confidence. They gained an understanding of swimming and floating in the water. Additionally, they helped each other improve their techniques and were very careful while playing in the water, which was great to see. Moreover, all of the students are looking forward to the next swimming class.

Unanticipated Achievements:
For many of the kids, it was their first time in the water, and they listened very carefully, following the facilitator’s instructions. When the water got crowded, some of them even helped the teacher to maintain order. None of the children were afraid of the water, and everyone was eager to learn.

Supporting Partners:
Korando Educational Center

June 3, 2024

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