Children love to compete, whether it is in the water or out of the water. I always start with the kick boards and the get the children kicking across the pool to warm up their leg muscles. Then I start with the arms, while still using the kick boards, using different techniques to improve their arm movements and stroke. Then I ask the children to swim, and I encourage them to up their paces, of course, this is when they compete with each other on who will finish first across the pool, even though I always say that this isn’t a race, but they still compete with each other. Maybe a few minutes before the end of the lesson, I will do a game with them. I have a hula hoop which I sink under the water and some sinkable toys, I tell the children they must first swim under the water, through the hoop and bring back one sinkable toy one at a time. Of course the children love this and I feel that this ends the lesson on a good note. I always tell the children how well they’ve done that day and high light on what they improved.