Swimming Skills & Biomechanics


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What is the first basic step in learning how to swim?

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1. What is a bio-mechanical reason for teaching new swimmers to blow bubbles?

2. What are the two purposes of a kickboard?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools cover the process and techniques of learning to swim. Some of the information you'll be quizzed on includes the first step in learning to swim and the biomechanical reason for a beginning swimmer's learning to blow bubbles underwater.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to test your knowledge of:

  • Reasons to use a kickboard
  • Basic swimming arm motions
  • Breathing techniques for freestyle swimming

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding swimming techniques and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding beginning swimmer progression
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about swimming biomechanics

Additional Learning

To further explore these swimming basics, take a look at the lesson entitled Swimming Skills & Biomechanics. Some objectives it focuses on are:

  • Define biomechanics
  • Identify the steps of learning to swim
  • Understand the process and purpose of survival floating
  • Learn basic underwater arm and leg movements
  • Describe techniques for underwater breathing