Define & Discuss: Swing Strategies

I could use some quick help. I was recently at a Meetup event for novice investors, and the presenter said that he’d earned well over five figures by investing his savings over the last three years. That blew my mind. I assumed that only day traders could make that amount of money.

It also got me to thinking about a presentation I had to give this coming week to my finance and investment class. I’m supposed to define and discuss an investment strategy of my choosing, and swing trading seems like a good choice. I’m curious about how likely it is to make large profits from swing trading compared to day trading? Also, what’s the best way to present the strategy to a classroom of freshmen?