Aqua Wall Work

This is an Aquatic pattern from (pattern 13190)

Hi all! I love reading the aquatic postings so I thought I should submit one myself as they seem to be few and far between.

This is something I do in almost every class to give participants that extra resistance to work against. Using the side of the pool wall, they push off and have to make their way back. The more advanced the participant, the harder they push off. Here are some examples but you can be creative and do anything you want.

Another thing I love to do is get them to hold on to the side of the wall and run their feet up and down the wall (while holding on). Most participants can accomplish this and if they have trouble, they just run on the spot. To advance it, you can try it without holding on.

I also get them to place their flat feet on the wall and sit tall (bum under shoulders) and keep their feet in contact with the wall while trying to lift themselves out of the water by moving their arms around (ie: treading water with just their arms keeping feet flat on the wall).

There are so many things we can do with the pool wall and it gives the class some diversity. For the super fit aqua participants, they are really able to get the full resistance of the water because they continually work against a current.

Have fun, be creative, and I hope it works as well for you as it does for me!!

Added by Jessica at 8:35 PM on Sunday, May 18, 2003 EDT. Add to favorites (view favorites)
From: Ontario (Canada)
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