Hello Maria. I want to tell you how much has surprised me to see your work. It reminded me of my beginnings, the first school that I learned. That school was dedicated to have a background music (not used to pace the movement), to use the voice cueing and only sometimes the motor cueing to teach the exercises (seldom used manual or hand cueing) and another characteristics that you remind me. Too bad for you that this style is no longer fashionable. Now the aquatic fitness trend is in the opposite side:
· We use the music to pace the move and to motivate the clients and the selection of the music depends of the clients (age, level, etc.)
· We use the hand and motion cueing and sometimes the verbal cueing, why? Because in a swimming pool there are a large distance between the clients and the instructor, there are a lot of noise (another people, swimmers, water near our ears, music…).
· Control your posture and the quality of your move, I know that you do not have enough space to do it… you must find the way to increase the quality of you move and the demonstrations to your clients.
At same time I want to congratulate you for be an emotional instructor that pay attention to the clients and motivate them.
And one question… how tall are your clients? It’s strange that the depth of the pool are 1’5m. and they are touching floor with the water at the chest… strange. But it’s only a detail that not affects to the evaluation, it’s only curiosity.
Good luck for the future and thanks for share your work!