1. Topic-
Floating and Recovery
2. Content-
body position, arm stroke, power phase, kick
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Float on your back and recover to vertical position
2.float on stomach and recover to vertical position
3. be able to glide across the pool in as little amount of strokes as possible.
4. Objectives-
1.to keep your body above the water
2.be able to bring your feet underneath your when recovering
5. Materials and Aids-
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. main focus is to be relaxed and not panic
2.take a deep breath because it will help you float.
3. the elementary backstroke is the stroke we are going to learn today then demonstrate.

B. Development-

Back Float
1.get in chest deep water, and submerge to the neck
2.hold arms overhead and slightly out to the side
3.lay the head back until the ears are in the water
4. arch the body gently at the hips, pushing the chest and stomach toward the surface
5.keep legs relaxed, knees slightly bent and feet beneath the surface
6. breathe in and out through the mouth every few seconds

7.to recover take a breath, tuck the chin toward the chest and bring the knees forward by bending at the hips
8. sweep the arms back, down then forward in a circular motion to bring the body back to vertical, exhale then stand up

Front float
1.start by submerging to the neck in chest-deep water with the arms extended and the palms facing down
2. take a breath then lean forward and put your face in the water until the ears are covered
3.gently push off the bottom and let the feet and legs float to the surface
4.relax and extend the arms in the water above the head
5.to keep the nose from filling with water, gently blow out some air through the nose
6.if the toes are still on the bottom, relax the legs and gently push off the bottom to get the toes to rise.

7. to recover, exhale slowly, lift the head, press down with the arms, pull the knees under the body toward the chest and place the feet on the bottom to stand up


1.same kick as the breast stroke.
2.sit on the side or lean on the wall and practice your leg kicks
3. once you think you understand the concept, grab a kick-board and swim 15 meters on your back only using your legs.
4. once the kick is mastered, use the arms now too. The arms should stroke at the same time the legs kick.


C. Practice-

every one go one by one

D. Independent Practice-

1.once every body goes through once, let them practice on their own.
2. 3 laps with limited help.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

You can add swimmes and life preservers as needed.

F. Checking for understanding-

1.ask if anyone has any questions.
2. Time them across pool/

G. Closure-

and that's how we float on our back and stomach and recover from both.

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