SIW is based on 3 concepts: Saving, Swimming and Skills
The development of aquatic education is one of the most important areas in preventing drowning, and for this reason it is undoubtedly one of the pillars of the methodology. In swimming lessons, our goal is not only to learn how to swim, but also to give the child knowledge about himself and his surroundings, practicing the rules in and out of the water, and above all, to help the child understand his abilities and limits.
Swimming is the basis of this methodology. The learning of basic aquatic motor skills such as: displacement, breathing, floating, rotations, vertical and horizontal balance is fundamental, to be used later as a basis for the introduction of swimming techniques and SIW skills, which ensure the knowledge of the environment and the ability to be in the water in risky situations.
The inclusion of prevention and aquatic safety activities in swimming lessons aims to develop attitudes and motor skills for unexpected situations.
The skills work as a preparation for action, developing not only motor abilities, but also emotion management and the cognitive ability to react to unexpected situations. The skills were designed and developed based on two factors:
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