Monday, March 28, 2011

Cortland Adapted Swim Team

This past semester I have been participating in CAST, the Cortland Adapted Swim Team. CAST is a cross disability competitive swim team that trains and competes all year long. For more information, their Facebook page is Cortland Adapted Swim Team. A lot of the instructors there are on the swim team here but there are also a large number of people in physical education and even some with a concentration in adapted P.E. Today, I got in the water with three girls all about 10 years old. They are all very good swimmers and I was able to work with one of them with her breaststroke. This is the second time I have been able to work with her and I really like it.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

This week was Western Week! It was actually a lot of fun dressing up in western clothes and the kids seemed very excited about it.  My game was called "Desperado's Loot" and it was an adaptation from a game called "smoag's treasure." The kids were split up into groups and one person was designated to be the desperado and their "loot" was a bandana that they stood over. The other students had to try and steal it without getting caught. The kids seemed to really get into it. I had a lot of fun and it seemed to be easier to get the children's attention throughout the few hours that we were there. More information on the specific locomotor movements is located in my Lab 3 Write-up.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Break

This spring break I flew to Greenville, North Carolina to visit my brother. He coaches a competitive club swim team down there and he invited me to sit in on a few of the practices. These kids are all under the age of 18 and a lot of them travel as much as 45 minutes to get to practice. They are truly amazing. After watching a few of their practices I could see how hard they all worked every day. Being a swimmer myself it was hard to believe the type of practices that they do every day and how intense the head coach was shocked me. Their dedication was unwavering and I was extremely impressed with the whole club team.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Chapter 2 Powerpoint

Lab #2 Cartoon lab

This weeks lab was actually a lot of fun. My group, the "Hopscotch Heroes," dressed up as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by wearing headbands and incorporated TMNT into our games. My game was called "Pizza Shop" and it fit in because the Turtles love pizza! It was similar to a sharks and minos type game and the kids seemed to really enjoy it. Our first game was a partner tag game and it was pretty crazy because all of the kids were really riled up but our group held it together and did not let it discourage us. It was a very successful lab, overall. Lab#2 write-up