Instructor Trainings: World Conference
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Miracle Swimming Institute will hold a conference for swim instructors worldwide to learn the 5 Circles Teaching Method™, a paradigm shift in teaching that replaces America's 1914 method of teaching swimming mechanics with the 2009 method of teaching comfort and control in water.
Based on the idea that people can't learn to swim if they're not in control, MSI found that when afraid adults overcome their fear and learn control in water, basic swimming skills emerge spontaneously. If they're taught swim skills while still afraid, they panic and are unable to feel safe in deep water.
Get answers to questions swimming instructors have asked for a century:
- Why isn't this student learning?
- Is it me, or is it him?
- What shall I teach someone who is a sinker?
- How can I prevent my students from panicking?
- What are the nuts and bolts of remaining in control?
- Why do these students swim stiffly?
- Why does a method that works for confident swim students not work for afraid ones?
- Is it "swimming" if someone can do strokes in shallow water but not in deep water?
- What does water-safe mean?
Please register early to get the best deal.
$249: Early Registration, by June 1, 2009
$299: On Time Registration
$349: Late Registration, after Sept. 1
"The best teaching I've ever seen."
—Helenita Jacobs, Total Immersion
Hotel and Registration:
Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel
1540 Ben Franklin Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236
Reserve directly with hotel by calling rather than reserving a room online. Mention 21st Century Swimming Instructor conference for special rate.
$89 plus tax, standard room. $116 plus tax for gulf-front room. Same price for one or two people per room.
Conference attendees stay at the Sandcastle Hotel.Airports:
Fly into Sarasota (SRQ) and take cab, or Tampa (TPA) and rent car (1.3 hour drive).
Meals: included through Friday lunch
Language: Proceedings will be conducted in English
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 6:30-8:30 p.m. Reception, open bar, hors d'oeuvres
Thursday, October 8, 2009
8:45-10:15: Interactive: The challenges of working with afraid students. What happens? What do you do?
10:30-12:00: The Five Circles, The Unseen Keys to All Learning. How to Guarantee Learning.
1:30-5:30 Introductory Half-day Class for Afraid Adults. Observe a real class in action with afraid adults. Bring your most challenging adult student. Lecture hall and pools.
Friday, October 9, 2009
8:45-10:00 How To Apply the Five Circles to Teaching Children
10:30-11:30 Think Tank: Using The 5 Circles in the Bigger Arena (this will be understood by Thursday evening).
11:45-1 Working Lunch: Taking the 5 Circles Home to Students, Staff
We're on the beach. Walk to South Lido Beach Park, South Lido Nature Park, Lido Beach public pool (lap swimming), St. Armands Circle: restaurants and shops.
Also: Siesta Key, Selby Gardens, Ringling Museum, Florida Studio Theater, Mote Marine Aquarium.
See SarasotaFl.org for events calendar and attractions.