The Ten Point programme was devised by James McMillan to teach swimming to all. It is the basis of the Halliwick Concept and gives areas to work at in the water. It also acts as an assessment guide.
The Ten Points follow a logical pattern but there is a great deal of overlap in the points. All points must be mastered to produce a swimmer who is truly ‘water happy’.
The ten points are:
- Mental adjustment
- Transversal rotation control
- Sagittal rotation control
- Longitudinal rotation control
- Combined rotation control
- Balance in stillness
- Turbulent gliding
- Simple Progression and a basic stroke
Through the ten points we can see a process of development through mental adjustment, balance control and movement which leads to personal independence in the water. These three concepts – mental adjustment, balance control and movement – are the essential components of motor learning.
View video clips illustrating each point of the Ten Point Programme
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