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Welcome to the Easter edition of the Kingswim Activity Book.

In this edition Kingsley is getting ready for Easter and shares his favourite Hot Cross Bun recipe, just in time for the Easter break. 

Enjoy working through the activities and don’t forget to show us your best work on our Facebook page.

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Welcome to the Christmas edition of the Kingswim Activity Book!

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In this festive edition Kingsley has some special guests visiting. Who could they be?

Plus! Find out who the winning designer of Kingsley’s new bathers are.

Enjoy working through the activities in the book and don’t forget to show us your best work on our Facebook page.

Please ensure you have a safe space when exercising at home. Leave enough space around you and remove any objects which may create hazards. To avoid injury, do not undertake any exercise that causes discomfort or undue stress to any area of the body.

Download our activity sheet to print and easily follow along at home.

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Why it’s important to warm up

It’s important for more advanced swimmers to not only practice swimming technique, but also complete some exercises to improve their physical fitness.

Aside from improving general health and fitness, warming up with dry land exercises also helps swimmers before training in the water as it increases blood flow in muscles, which helps to prevent injury.

 

Exercises

Suitable for children aged 10+ years

Below are some simple exercises from Swimming Australia for children aged 10 years and up to complement their swimming skills practice.

Start with 10 repetitions of each exercise, increasing by small increments over time – to a maximum of 20. Make sure anytime you perform the exercises you are performing them correctly and without discomfort to avoid injury.

When doing these exercises, remember to breathe. Don’t hold your breath!

While these exercises are designed for warming up before training sessions, they can also be done at home to maintain fitness.

 

1. Skipping

  • Equipment – Skipping rope
  • Use the skipping rope for 5 – 10 minutes

 

2. Dead bug

  • Start by lying flat on your back with your arms straight above your head and legs straight with your toes pointed
  • Keep a strong abdominal position and don’t let your back arch up
  • Raise your right arm and left leg up toward each other
  • Lower them to the starting position and repeat with the opposite side

 

3. Lunges

  • Whilst you are standing tall, take a step forward
  • Lunge forward with your leg until the thigh is parallel to ground and lower your back knee to the ground
  • Return to a standing position
  • Repeat on the other side

 

4. Knee push-ups

  • Lay down horizontally with your hands on the ground, in line with your shoulders
  • Push up whilst keeping your knees on the ground
  • Keep your upper body straight and strong
  • Lower down so your upper arms are parallel with the ground

 

5. Supermans

  • Lie flat on your stomach with your arms straight out above your head, head in a relaxed position and your legs straight with pointed toes
  • Raise your arms and legs off the ground slightly, pressing up into streamline with the arms and shoulders, and making the spine as long as possible
  • Hold this position for 3 – 4 seconds
  • Make sure you don’t over extend your lower back

 

6. Cobra to child

  • Begin by lying flat on your front with your hands flat on the ground, in line with your shoulders and your elbows pointed upwards
  • Gently lift your head and slowly push your upper body into an extended position
  • Move your upper body back so your bottom is on your heels, keeping your hands in place and dropping your chest between your shoulders
  • Return slowly to the original position

 

Benefits of warm up exercises

  • Improving fitness
  • Increasing blood flow and preventing injury
  • Helps to prepare swimmers mentally for a strong training session

 

Extension

Full Push-Ups

1. Lay down horizontally with your hands on the ground, in line with your shoulders

2. Push up with weight on your toes

3. Keep your upper body straight and strong

4. Lower down so your upper arms are parallel with the ground

Welcome to the fourth edition of the Kingswim Activity Book for kids.

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In this edition Kingsley is looking forward to some warmer weather and is hoping you can help him design some new bathers in time for Summer.  Enjoy working through the activities in the book and don’t forget to show us your best work on our Facebook page.

When the weather gets warmer, there is nothing better than being in and around the water!

As summer comes, this means heading to the beach with family and friends. Swimming and surfing in the waves, or playing in the sand.

But it’s really important to learn how to be safe around the water.

Test your knowledge of how you, your family, or friends can stay safe at the beach with our quiz. Can you get 100%? Click on each question to reveal the answers.

For additional resources on staying safe around water, head to the Life Saving Victoria website.

Please ensure you have a safe space when exercising at home. Leave enough space around you and remove any objects which may create hazards. To avoid injury, do not undertake any exercise that causes discomfort or undue stress to any area of the body.

 

Download our activity sheet to print and easily follow along at home.

Download Now

 

Why it’s important to warm up

It’s important for more advanced swimmers to not only practice swimming technique, but also complete some exercises to improve their physical fitness.

Aside from improving general health and fitness, warming up with dry land exercises also helps swimmers before training in the water as it increases blood flow in muscles, which helps to prevent injury.

 

Exercises

Suitable for children aged 10+ years

Below are some simple exercises from Swimming Australia for children aged 10 years and up to complement their swimming skills practice.

Start with 10 repetitions of each exercise, increasing by small increments over time – to a maximum of 20. Make sure anytime you perform the exercises you are performing them correctly and without discomfort to avoid injury.

When doing these exercises, remember to breathe. Don’t hold your breath!

While these exercises are designed for warming up before training sessions, they can also be done at home to maintain fitness.

1. Skipping

  • Use the skipping rope for 5 – 10 minutes
  • Equipment: Skipping rope

 

2. Half squats

  • Stand with your feet shoulder width apart
  • Keep your arms out in front, a tall back and put your weight on your heels
  • Squat down till your thighs are horizontal

 

3. Two arm push

  • Attach the band securely to something around shoulder height
  • Step away to tension the band with hands at shoulder levels
  • Press both arms forward, keeping your hands at shoulder level, making sure you keep a strong core position
    Equipment: Resistance band

 

4. Two arm rows

  • Attach the band securely to something around shoulder height
  • Step away to tension the band with hands at shoulder levels
  • Pull your arms back from a fully extended position to where your elbows are at 90°, making sure you keep a strong core position

 

5. Front plank

  • While lying horizontal on the ground, have your shoulders and elbows at a 90° angle, with your forearms on the ground
  • Push up onto your toes
  • Hold your position for 30 seconds, ensuring you maintain a flat body, with your head and neck in a neutral position in line with the body

 

6. Cobra to Child 

  • Begin by lying flat on your front with your hands flat on the ground, in line with your shoulders and your elbows pointed upward
  • Gently lift your head and slowly push your upper body into an extended position
  • Move your upper body back so your bottom is on your heels, keeping your hands in place and dropping your chest between your shoulders
  • Return slowly to the original position

 

Benefits of warm up exercises

  • Improving fitness
  • Increasing blood flow
  • Preventing injury
  • Helps to prepare swimmers mentally for a strong training session

 

Extension

1. Full squats

  • Stand with feet shoulder width apart
  • Keep arms out in front, a tall back, and weight on the heels
  • Squat down as far as you can, maintaining a strong back position
Welcome to the third edition of the Kingswim Activity Book. Kingsley and his friends had so much fun putting these activities together. We hope you enjoy them too.
Feel free to share what you have done with us on Facebook!

Here is Edition 2 of the Kingswim Activity Book! We know how much you enjoy coming to swimming lessons with us at Kingswim and wanted to give you some at-home fun whilst we are closed!

We hope you enjoy doing the activities we have included in our booklet.

Feel free to share them with us when you’re done on Facebook.

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We know how much you enjoy coming to swimming lessons with us at Kingswim and wanted to give you some at-home fun whilst we are closed!

We hope you enjoy doing the activities we have included in our booklet.

Feel free to share them with us when you’re done on Facebook.

Download Now

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