let me guess: they loved it 🙂
I would tone it down a little in such warm water and make sure they have some water to drink nearby. I would also suggest that they not use bathing caps (or even shower caps) so that the heat can dissipate through the head.
It is a good opportunity to work more on range of motion which is often shortened to enable faster movement.
I agree with Karin. The increased flexibility will add years to the way they feel and move!
I have coached several classes in which the aquatic drills really helped my clients with the mobility problems they were suffering from.
The only other safety concern i can think of is knowing how to work around each persons physical condition in a way that they can benefit most.
Hope that helps.
Great answers. I can only second the suggestions that your students clearly understand that they still need to hydrate frequently, even though they’re exercising in the water. Karin’s suggestion to make sure they’re not wearing bathing caps is right on the mark. With the water temp you mentioned the need to dissipate heat through the head is critical.
Have fun! Daniel