Waterford, MI – 8.0 CEC Shallow H2O Splash Workshop


Mott High School Pool

Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: 1151 Scott Lake Road, Waterford MI 48328
Trainer: Diana Brakel

SKU: 1500-210911-Waterford Category:



Shallow water may be used for all ages, skill levels and types of programming. This is the entry level program for most coming to the pool. Review how to build a creative shallow water program utilizing working positions to vary impact and intensity. Whether a challenging high intensity workout or a gentle senior program there are basic moves and systems of program design to either progress or modify an exercise. Learn hundreds of movement variations and techniques provide with and without a noodle to better provide multi-level options and opportunities for your participants to benefit with water exercise. The course is geared towards very practical and enjoyable education. This workshop will focus on putting a safe, effective and enjoyable and balanced lesson plan together. Time will be spent on visual and verbal cuing to masterfully blend cardiovascular sets with muscular strengthening and stretching. Focus will be spent on teaching the parts of a class for a balanced and total body program. Get ready to move and learn the infinite ways to build a purposeful program for swimmers and non-swimmers alike.

MUSCLE UP: Know your muscles. Learn 5 ways to strengthen every major muscle group using progression and the properties of the water. Understand how exercise science helps to build your confidence and leadership skills.  Review how major muscle groups are effectively targeted, and which are unique to land training.  Utilize a variety of equipment, body positions and travel to maximize for purposeful and enjoyable exercise design. Working out in deep water is more challenging than in shallow water because, in deep, the body’s center of balance is at the chest whereas, in shallow water, the balance is at the feet which are more easily anchored down to the pool floor. To effectively work in deep water, each person must learn and maintain good balance skills to anchor the core muscles against buoyancy.

AQUATIC EQUIPMENT TOOLBOX: Discover infinite ways to make programs interesting and effective using either buoyant or resistive equipment: stuff that floats versus stuff that sinks.  This training workshop will provide a smart system to progress or intensify all exercises. Modifying or decreasing intensity will also be reviewed. Learn to target all major muscle groups using the properties and protection of water.  Build a varied and interesting gym of the future. Equipment such as open and closed cell noodles, splash balls, dumbbells, flex paddles, cuffs, tubing, fit bands, boxers, kickers, steps, and buoyancy belts may be utilized. If we are at your center – WaterART Fitness will build the toolbox around your equipment. Guaranteed ideas and energy to keep your programs growing and benefiting!

SKU: 1500-210911-Waterford

Earlybird Registration Date: August 27, 2020

Course Registration Fee Includes:

  • WaterART workshop handouts
  • 8 hours of lecture & pool time
  • WaterART Mitts (choose size)
  • Certificate of course completion
  • 8 CECs for WaterART, AEA, ACE (You may petition other organizations).


Master Trainer Contact

Diana Brakel  or 248-762-8523

For directions, please contact the Mott Service Desk at 248.674.6360

*If you are a staff member, please contact Diana for coupon code.

What to Bring:

  • Lunch and snacks
  • Water sessions: Water Fitness wear or bathing suit(s)
  • Land sessions: comfortable clothing in which to move around
  • Water bottle
  • Towel/cover up
  • Pen and paper
  • Water-shoes are preferred wear for water sessions

More Questions? Contact Us

Additional information

DVD Access

DVD072-A, DVD072-B, DVD206, DVD207

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