Jacob’s Tips: Home workouts for Swim School kids


Here are some ways to exercise at home during lockdown which perfect for the older kids within our Swim School. I would suggest doing them for 45 seconds then have 15 seconds rest, and repeat as many times as you like!

1. Squat jumps into streamline
Perfect for strengthening the legs while also practicing the push off from the tumble turn to help you get the most out of your turns!

2. Flutter kicks
Lay on your back, raise your legs and begin to kick like you’re swimming backstroke. You can lift your head to make it harder. This works on your core and helps with practicing the motion for backstroke kick.

3. Push-ups
Perfect for working on your upper body strength.

4. Burpees
This is a great way to work the whole body, you can make it harder/easier to suit the level, by either adding in a push-up, or taking it away.

5. Plank
Planking is another great core exercise, especially for a swimmer as there can never be too much emphasis placed on having a good core!

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Jacob is the Assistant Swim School Manager and Private Swim Coach at AUT Millennium. Jacob has been with AUT Millennium since 2015 where he became a qualified learn-to-swim instructor. He now assists in managing the Swim School as well as working with learn-to-swim students, both adults and children. As well as competitive swimmers and open-water swimmers who are trying to refine their technique in 1-on-1 sessions. His background in swimming involves representing both his club at National events, as well as New Zealand at International events.