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After the Assessment

After the Assessment


Once you have obtained as much information as you can from the modified TWU aquatic assessment and from the interviews with the student and, if applicable, the family, you are ready to determine the level the student should be working on (i.e., the level at which you will begin teaching). At this point, write a paragraph about the student’s skill level, list his strengths and needs (weaknesses), and write a few goals for him to achieve based on what he has not completed at that level. If ...

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Catch Up

Catch Up


Skill 5.1 - Front Crawl for 12 Yards With Rhythmic Breathing, High Elbows, and Body Roll


Equipment

None


Preparation

None


Formation

The student starts in waist- or chest-deep water at the wall with 12 yards of clear space in front of him.


Instructor Directions

Demonstrate the "catch up" arm motion of gliding off the wall with one hand on top of the other and arms extended. Using the flutter kick and the front crawl arm motions, stroke with one arm (with a high elbow and body roll) and ...

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Dumbbell Row
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Dumbbell Shoulder Press
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Head Start

Head Start


Skill 2.4 - Bob Five Consecutive Times in Chest-Deep Water Independently


Equipment

Pool noodle


Preparation

None


Formation

The student and the instructor are in chest-deep water next to each other.


Instructor Directions

Hold a pool noodle 6 inches (15 cm) over the student’s head. Tell her to bob five times and try to have her head hit the noodle as she pops up out of the water (make sure to explain that the farther down she goes, the higher she will be able to jump).


Student

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Leg Curl
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The Modified TWU Aquatic Assessment

The Modified TWU Aquatic Assessment


The TWU aquatic assessment, designed by Dr. Carol Huettig in 1998, is a curriculum-based assessment instrument that addresses the following:

  • Water adjustment skills
  • Flotation skills
  • Basic propulsion and breathing skills
  • Swim stroke skills
  • Entry and exit skills

Skills in each of these five categories progress in a hierarchical fashion (from simple to complex) to the acquisition of the next skill (Columna, 2011).


This assessment instrument is divided into six levels. Level 1 is the ...

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HK News

 

Bust, Boom, Hope - March 30, 2015


Bust, Boom, Hope: NFL

Bust: The Missouri Senate passed a measure saying Governor Jay Nixon cannot extend bonds for a St. Louis NFL stadium without a vote of the Legislature or the people. Nixon’s administration previously said it didn’t need a vote to act on bonds for the proposed riverfront stadium.

Boom: Nike has extended its on-field NFL apparel deal through 2019. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, Nike originally agreed to a five-year, $1.1 billion contract with the ...

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A Tale of Two NHL Teams


A Tale of Two NHL Teams

By Rick Horrow and Karla Swatek

The Arizona Coyotes’ latest rebuilding plan has created skepticism in the community regarding the team’s long-term future in Glendale. The Coyotes’ arena lease includes an out clause that allows the team to leave if it loses more than $50 million over a five-year period.

Meanwhile, Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeffrey Vinik has agreed to split with Hillsborough County the cost of a $25 million renovation of Amalie ...

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Digital March Madness


Digital March Madness

By Rick Horrow and Karla Swatek

Digital platforms are becoming increasingly popular for sports media rights, and few sporting events leverage digital as well as the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. On both digital and TV, ads are all but sold out for the tournament, with a 30-second spot on TV during April’s title game going for about $1.5 million each. Ads this year are being priced at a premium coming off last year’s tournament, which was the ...

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League-Wide Revenue


League-Wide Revenue

By Rick Horrow and Karla Swatek

The NFL is projecting revenue of more than $12 billion this year, a roughly $1 billion increase over 2014, according to Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal. The expected increase is based on the league’s new TV contracts and better-than-expected local revenue.

Meanwhile, Major League Baseball is coming off a record year of its own. Over the 2014 calendar year, MLB generated $9 billion in revenues, up 13% from $8 billion the ...

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NBA Salary Cap Set to Explode


NBA Salary Cap Set to Explode

By Rick Horrow and Karla Swatek

The NBPA has formally rejected the NBA’s proposal to gradually increase the salary cap over several seasons, opting instead for a large spike in the cap after next year. Without a so-called “cap-smoothing” plan, the NBA is poised for a major salary cap jump after the 2015-16 season. Because of the league’s new TV deals with ESPN and Turner, the cap could increase from $66 million to as much as $92 ...

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The Madness is Upon Us


The Madness is Upon Us
By Rick Horrow and Karla Swatek


It’s March. It’s now officially Spring. And we’ve all gone mad.

No sporting event comes close to matching the excitement of March Madness. There’s also no other sporting event that has some of its biggest moments during the workday. As the NCAA men’s basketball tournament tips off this week, businesses across the country can expect to lose millions – if not billions – of dollars in worker ...

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The Sports Professor’s Weekly Preview


The Sports Professor’s Weekly Preview – A Look Ahead at the Week of March 30
By Rick Horrow and Karla Swatek


League Apparel Sponsors
Adidas has dropped its bid to extend its apparel contract with the NBA when the deal expires in 2017. The brand has been the league’s apparel partner since it signed an 11-year, $400 million deal in 2006. Since that time, Adidas has fallen to third in the sports apparel market behind Nike and Under Armour.

Meanwhile, Nike has extended its on-field ...

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