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Swim Quizzes & Trivia

A quiz to determine whether or not you know the basic teaching principals put forth by Swim Venture.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following skills denote a level 1 student?
    • A. 

      Prone Glide – A hands forward, head down, floating glide with NO kick 10 times

    • B. 

      Rhythmic Breathing – Comfortably go underwater 5 times in a row, exhaling underwater and inhaling above water.

    • C. 

      Survival Swim and Exit- Independently jump from the side, fully clothed, kick to the surface, float for 10 seconds, swim back to nearest wall, and climb out of the pool.

    • D. 

      Back Float- An independent back float from the wall, with the chest and hips at the surface and feet and knees underwater (10 seconds)

  • 2. 
    Level ___ deals with arm propulsion.
  • 3. 
    What are the 3 basic fears a child may face when learning to swim?
    • A. 

      Separation anxiety, fear of water, fear of new people

    • B. 

      Fear of falling, fear of suffocation, fear of water

    • C. 

      Separation anxiety, fear of falling, fear of suffocation

    • D. 

      Fear of water, fear of falling, fear of people

  • 4. 
    Verbal reassurance and consistant hand holds are extremely helpful to students experiencing this fear.
    • A. 

      Fear of Falling

    • B. 

      Fear of Suffocation

    • C. 

      Fear of Drowning

    • D. 

      Separation Anxiety

  • 5. 
    It is critical to build _____ when working with a new student who is suffering from seperation anxiety.
  • 6. 
    Floating and kicking are skills associated with which level?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 7. 
    List one skill that is required for graduation from level 4.
  • 8. 
    How often should a 2 year old child attend swim lessons, ideally?
    • A. 

      Twice per week

    • B. 

      3-4 times per week

    • C. 

      Once per week

    • D. 

      5 days per week

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      They should be in the water with the instructor and the child.

    • B. 

      They should be at the edge of the pool deck with their feet in the water.

    • C. 

      They should be at the edge of the pool deck telling their child when to hold their breath, put their eyes in, etc.

    • D. 

      They should be sitting in view of the child during the lesson, but not interacting in the lesson.

  • 10. 
    A level 3 student should already know which of the following skills?
    • A. 

      Jump in and roll to back

    • B. 

      Use arms to change direction

    • C. 

      Side-breath kicking

    • D. 

      Streamline dolphin kick

  • 11. 
    What is the title of level 1?
    • A. 

      Floating and Kicking

    • B. 

      Water Comfort

    • C. 

      Learn to Swim

    • D. 

      Rolling and Breathing

  • 12. 
    What is the title of level 2?
    • A. 

      Survival Float

    • B. 

      Rolling and Breathing

    • C. 

      Floating and Kicking

    • D. 

      Water Comfort

  • 13. 
    Level ____ includes front kicking glide.
  • 14. 
    Where do you place your hands when assisting a student with their back float?
    • A. 

      One hand on their head and the other on their back.

    • B. 

      Both hands on their back.

    • C. 

      Both hands on their waist.

    • D. 

      Both hands on their head.

  • 15. 
    What do you do with a screaming child in a private class?
    • A. 

      Let them get out

    • B. 

      Keep teaching the lesson and let them cry

    • C. 

      Tell them that if they pick up all the toys, they can get out

    • D. 

      Tell them that you will let them have one toy each time they come out to you.

    • E. 

      Both c and d

  • 16. 
    What is the most common mistake in the rollover breath?
    • A. 

      They do not know which way to roll

    • B. 

      They can not make it to their back

    • C. 

      They can not get off their back

    • D. 

      They lift their head to breathe

  • 17. 
    How do you correct a swimmer whose hips are sinking during their back float?
    • A. 

      Tell them to put their feet down and chest up

    • B. 

      Tell them to hold their breath

    • C. 

      Move on to the next skill

    • D. 

      Tell them to put their arms out

    • E. 

      Tell them to kick their feet

  • 18. 
    True or False: We allow children 3 and under to wear disposable swim diaper.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    What is the most common kicking mistake?
    • A. 

      Kicking too slow

    • B. 

      Kicking to little

    • C. 

      Bent knees

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    If a child rolls to breathe and sinks, what skill do they need to work on?
    • A. 

      Floating

    • B. 

      Rolling

    • C. 

      Kicking

    • D. 

      Breathing

  • 21. 
    What best describes the Swim Venture mission statement?
    • A. 

      The best swim lessons imaginable

    • B. 

      Qualilty guaranteed

    • C. 

      The best swim lesson experience imaginable

    • D. 

      Swim lessons you can trust

  • 22. 
    What is the most important skill in Learn to Swim?
    • A. 

      Eyes underwater

    • B. 

      Backfloating

    • C. 

      Kicking

    • D. 

      Rolling

    • E. 

      Arm Propulsion

  • 23. 
    List one skill that is required for graduation from level 1.
  • 24. 
    Survival float should be mastered before graduating what level?
  • 25. 
    What is the skill that requires a hands forward, head down, floating glide with NO kick?
  • 26. 
    What skill can best be described as starting from a proper prone glide, pushing bottom up, putting the head down, and then kicking feet up in the air while swimming to the bottom of the pool?
  • 27. 
    Which is the most effective teaching method:
    • A. 

      Verbal

    • B. 

      Kinesthetic

    • C. 

      Audio

    • D. 

      Visual

  • 28. 
    How long should you practice passing at one time?
    • A. 

      30 seconds

    • B. 

      2-3 minutes

    • C. 

      5 minutes

  • 29. 
    What is the greatest fear children have when trying to put their face in the water?
    • A. 

      Fear of Suffication

    • B. 

      Fear of Falling

    • C. 

      Fear of Strangers

    • D. 

      Fear of Seperation

  • 30. 
    When should you practice jumping in, survival floating and returning to the wall?
    • A. 

      During the two minutes of group activities

    • B. 

      Only on Graduation Day

    • C. 

      Throughout the entire lesson

    • D. 

      The last few minutes of class every day

  • 31. 
    What is Newton's third law of motion?
    • A. 

      An object in motion tends to stay in motion

    • B. 

      For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction

    • C. 

      An object at rest tends to stay at rest

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 32. 
    Where is the center of buoyancy?
    • A. 

      Chest

    • B. 

      Head

    • C. 

      Legs

    • D. 

      Arms

  • 33. 
    What law states that the change in speed of an object is dependent on the amount of force applied to it and the direction of that force?
    • A. 

      Law of Inertia

    • B. 

      Law of Action and Reaction

    • C. 

      Law of Acceleration

    • D. 

      Law of Levers

  • 34. 
    Which law states that the product of the force and force arm is equal to the product of the resistance and resistance arms.
    • A. 

      Law of Inertia

    • B. 

      Law of Action and Reaction

    • C. 

      Law of Acceleration

    • D. 

      Law of Levers

  • 35. 
    What law states that an external force is needed to get a body at rest to begin moving, to stop a moving body, and change the direction of a moving body?
    • A. 

      Law of Inertia

    • B. 

      Law of Action and Reaction

    • C. 

      Law of Acceleration

    • D. 

      Law of Levers

  • 36. 
    When the weight of the water is displaced is more than the body weight, the body will ____.
  • 37. 
    Which of the following skills denotes a level 4 student?
    • A. 

      Survival Float - Independently jump from the side, fully clothed, kick to the surface, back float for 10 seconds and call for help.

    • B. 

      Rolling and Breathing- A proper front kicking glide, rolling body over into a proper back kicking glide for a breath and then

    • C. 

      Front Crawl – Pulling water backwards with alternating arms, maintaining a proper front prone position, flutter kicking and rolling to breathe with-out sinking.

    • D. 

      Back Kicking - Kicking on the back with straight legs, chest and hips at the surface, and knees and toes underwater water.

  • 38. 
    What skill denotes a level 3 swimmer?
    • A. 

      Kicking Glide to Wall- A hands forward, head down, floating glide with a straight leg flutter kick at the surface of the water

    • B. 

      Duck Dive – Start from a proper prone glide, push bottom up, head down and then kick feet up in the air while swimming to the bottom of the pool 10 times

    • C. 

      Vertical Swim to Surface – Swim / float to surface from a 3 foot depth and take a pop up breath.

    • D. 

      Pop-up Breathing – A vertical pencil float to a pop-up breath with head back repeated 3 times

  • 39. 
    What is the title of level 4?
    • A. 

      Arm Propulsion

    • B. 

      Rolling and Breathing

    • C. 

      Stroke Refinement

    • D. 

      Floating and Kicking

  • 40. 
    What is the title of level 3?
    • A. 

      Kicking and Rolling

    • B. 

      Rolling and Breathing

    • C. 

      Arm Propulsion

    • D. 

      Floating and Kicking

  • 41. 
    How many days per week does Swimventure recommend a 4 year old attend lessons?
    • A. 

      As many days as possible

    • B. 

      3-4 days per week

    • C. 

      4-5 days per week

    • D. 

      2-3 days per week

  • 42. 
    What body position creates the least amount of drag in the water?
  • 43. 
    Where should you place your hands in order to help a child glide back to the wall?
    • A. 

      On their hips

    • B. 

      On their back

    • C. 

      On their ankles

    • D. 

      Under their arms

  • 44. 
    What level would you require a child to jump in with their clothes on?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 45. 
    What is the most important concept required for successful floating?
    • A. 

      Arms out

    • B. 

      Strong kick

    • C. 

      Keeping the head back

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 46. 
    RDoes Swim Venture Guarantee Make Up Lessons?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 47. 
    During which part(s) of the lesson should you try and keep the students moving as much as possible?
    • A. 

      During the three minutes of passing

    • B. 

      During the two minutes of games

    • C. 

      During the wrap up

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 48. 
    How does a parent report an absence?
    • A. 

      Send an email to [email protected] prior to the missed lesson

    • B. 

      Tell their instructor prior to their missed lesson

    • C. 

      Tell the pool manager prior to their missed lesson

    • D. 

      Go online to www.swimventure.com/makeups/ and report prior to their missed lesson.

  • 49. 
    How much do we charge for a semi-private make up lesson?
    • A. 

      We do not charge for make up lessons

    • B. 

      We do not offer make up lessons

    • C. 

      $10

    • D. 

      $5

  • 50. 
    How long will it take for my child to be water safe?
    • A. 

      16 lessons

    • B. 

      16 lessons if the child swims the recommended number of days

    • C. 

      2 months

    • D. 

      1 month

  • 51. 
    What equipment is needed to attend swim camp?
    • A. 

      Swim fins and goggles

    • B. 

      Suit and towel

    • C. 

      Kickboard, fins, and goggles

    • D. 

      Swim diaper

  • 52. 
    Do we cancel lessons for bad weather?
    • A. 

      When it rains

    • B. 

      When the temperature is below 60

    • C. 

      Never

    • D. 

      When there is a lightning storm

  • 53. 
    Should parents be visable during the lessons?
    • A. 

      Yes, at all times

    • B. 

      Parents are required to stay through the entire swim lesson and are asked to remain at a distance and may be visible

    • C. 

      The parent can choose to stay or go

    • D. 

      Parents should always hide as best possible to avoid causing a distraction

  • 54. 
    What is the first skill taught in a level 1+2 class and why?
    • A. 

      Underwater comfort, because a child would need to hold their breath before floating if they were to fall into the pool

    • B. 

      There is not a specific order of skills

    • C. 

      Back floating, because a child can not breath unless they are on the top of the water face up

    • D. 

      Kicking, because a child will need to kick to the surface of the water before they float

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