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WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT LEARNING MY SYSTEM YOU COULD
TEACH TWICE AS MANY SKILLS IN HALF THE TIME?
WHAT IF I TOLD YOU MY SIX UNIQUE TEACHING METHODS AND CORRECT
CUES WILL GET YOU FASTER LONGER-LASTING RESULTS?
WHAT IF I TOLD YOU HOW TO USE MORE KINESTHETIC FEELING
CUES SO YOUR PUPILS CAN LEARN FASTER PROCESSING THEIR
OWN FEEDBACK TO KNOW IF THEY ARE CORRECT?
WHAT IF I TAUGHT YOU HOW TO APPLY PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING
AND PHYSICS PRINCIPLES TO AID LEARNING SKILLS CORRECTLY?
WHAT IF I TAUGHT YOU A SYSTEM OF EASY-TO-MASTER ONE-MINUTE STEPS
EVERY CHILD OR ADULT COULD LEARN TO OVERCOME THEIR FEARS AND
BUILD THEIR CONFIDENCE TO CONTINUE LEARNING MORE SWIMMING SKILLS?
WHAT IF I TAUGHT YOU HOW THE BRAIN LEARNS SO YOU COULD USE SUB ROUTINES
TO TEACH COMPLEX SKILLS LIKE BREASTSTROKE IN ONE HOUR?
WHAT IF I TAUGHT YOU THE COORDINATION OF BREATHING IN FREESTYLE IN
ONE HOUR SO YOU WOULD NO LONGER HAVE PUPILS OR ADULTS SWIMMING
WITH THEIR HEADS COMPLETELY OUT OF WATER TO BE MORE EFFICIENT?
All I want to do is pass-along what I have been blessed to learn in my 54+ year career to you. Your immediate benefits are:
- Your pupils will get noticed by their results learned from you in shorter periods of time and as that word spreads more parents will bring their children to you.
- You will have a greater impact on the lives of many more pupils – children and adults.
- You will be able to provide supplemental drills to do at home in between lessons to speed up learning the motor patterns.
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I learned all the physics principles from Doc Counsilman as a 5-time All-American at Indiana U. where Doc later coached Mark Spitz. After four years as the Director of Aquatics for a large Chicago suburban high school and city park district training all their instructors I went back to school.
I earned my Ph.D. in Perceptual-Motor Learning and Sport Psychology from the University of Toledo that at the time was the #1 ranked programs in my field of study. This is the psychology of learning I’ve found no other instructor has learned in a formal education program.
Since then I’ve coached All-Americans and have directed numerous learn-to-swim programs and ended up retiring as a K-12 Illinois school superintendent.
We had no pool in rural downstate Illinois where I was a school superintendent. This got me thinking about how can we teach people to swim in rural or low income urban and suburban areas? In many areas the culture creates a negative belief they cannot learn to swim because they cannot afford lessons or there is no pool or an experienced instructor.
Many programs have high turnover in their guards and instructors because they go back to school or find a better paying job they can feel more success at doing. This tells me these young instructors are not being taught good methods and cues to get results that satisfy them or their pupils.
There are some very good programs to point out right here in Southern California and the San Diego County area with excellent results driven programs.
But for every good program I can point out ten not so good programs because they are not taught new methods and cues to get better results.
If you have read this far, you must be interested in improving your teaching skills to get better results. Your heart is in your work to help your students. You have the passion to change and be better, and I will do everything in my power to help you reach more people.
MISSION IS TO SAVE MORE LIVES
When I teach you and you teach many more than I can by myself it helps my mission. This means I have a stake in teaching you. I love what I do.
I do not fear my critics because a) they are typically not swimmers or good instructors, and b) they cannot refute physics and psychology of learning principles that I have based all my methods and cues upon.
In fact I invite criticism to make my point of the state of swimming instruction in the U.S.
I promise you that when you join up as a member for little cost, the dividends
you’ll reap will far outweigh your time and investment.
You will learn how I weave these six critical teaching methods into my complete instructional curriculum:
1. Spatial Awareness
2. Mind Control Over Body Parts
3. Sequential Learning
4. Mastery Learning
5. Feedback Information Processing
6. Transfer of Identical Elements
You will also learn how I reduce or eliminate all the extra sensory information the brain must process so that I can get it down to only the sensory information I want my pupil to specifically notice and process to learn faster. One example is my “leg wrap-around” method to teach freestyle arm patterns with or without breathing.
As you learn from me, keep an open mind for the bigger picture. How do we teach people to swim in rural, urban, and suburban areas where there is no pool or it’s only seasonal in the summer, and the instructor’s experience is poor perhaps with no curriculum planning and expected outcomes?
In those areas with a little knowledge and skills YOU CAN BE THE HERO!!!
My personal story…
I first learned how to teach swimming my freshman year as a member of the Evanston Township High School Aquatic Staff, Evanston, IL just north of Chicago. We just dedicated our new two-pool complex that could seat 1200 people, and would host many State Swim Championships.
I was fortunate to have an excellent Director and Head Swimming Coach to learn the correct methods at the time. As a young inexperienced instructor, I made my share of mistakes. At times I was impatient and yelled a lot. But our Director kept reminding all of us that when the lesson was over on Saturday morning swim school, “A pat on the back is better than a kick in the pants.”
Now I have 54+ years of teaching experience. I’ve taught 1000’s to swim and 100’s to be quality instructors with up-to-date methods and correct cues to get faster longer-lasting results. I know what works and what doesn’t.
All of my six unique teaching methods and correct cues have come from learning and applying physics and psychology of learning principles. These cannot be violated as I see in many programs by too many instructors today.
What troubles me the most is how protective programs and instructors are of their current practices and methods? It is as if they do not want to admit they are wrong to protect their egos.
When I was coaching All-American collegiate women and high school boys in my career I attended many clinics. I never once heard a top coach say they would not attend because they knew it all, and could not learn from someone else.
I’ve spoken to numerous excellent coaches who repeatedly tell me the same story how they are rebuked by directors of learn to swim programs. So they have given up trying to change the system.
Think of the logic being applied and not being open-minded especially when you provide proof in the form of physics and psychology of learning principles that should not be violated.
I realize that as you read this you want to defend what you were taught and indoctrinated to believe. Otherwise, all your teaching would be pointless, and less meaningful to define your skills.
But on the other hand, would you continue to support a lie knowing you could be hurting children? You give them a false sense of security because you have to accomplish so much in so little time you don’t have the luxury of teaching all the fine points or knowledge to respect water in unfamiliar places.
I rest my case. Dr. Pete.