SKILLS AND THRILLS FOR THE WEEK
- SST: I’m a brave swimmer
- SSP/Lvl 1: I can find things underwater
- Lvl 2: I can go underwater
- Lvl 3: I can streamline
- Lvl 4: I can surface dive
- STP: Freestyle
- Goggle Free
- Slides in Orange
- Canoes in Pink
TIPS FOR THE WEEK
Teaching Tips for the Week
- Bring your rolls to the door for each class and ensure you’ve gathered all students before escorting them to class.
- Practice safe entry into each lesson.
- Engage your students by introducing yourself and getting to know their names.
UPCOMING MEETINGS/TRAININGS & FORUMS
- Employee Engagement Forum; Wednesday, July 21st – 8:00 – 8:45 pm
- Maintenance Week; Sunday, July 4th – Saturday, July 10th
- Crew Coverage Procedure
- Covid Scenario Review
- Winchester Room Assignments
- Winchester Maintenance Tasks
- Winchester Facility and Pump Room Tracking Form
- Winchester Training Forms – Trainers Only Please
- Natick Room Assignments
- Natick Maintenance Tasks
- Natick Facility and Pump Room Tracking Form
- Natick Training Forms – Trainers Only Please
- DROP AND GO PROCESS
- Summer 2021 Session Dates & Closures
- Fall 2021 Session Dates & Closures
Hello and Welcome to Week 2 of our Summer Session!
My name is ____________ and I will be your deck supervisor.
This week we will be working on a variety of skills that showcase three of our four pillars. Breath Control, Buoyancy, Balance and Movement.
In SwimStars Transitional we are celebrating brave swimmers by encouraging each student to finish class with smiles and high fives. This promotes confidence in the water and creates a fun learning environment. Also, we are encouraging students to participate in class without a parent. Our goal is for the student to develop a trusting relationship with their instructor!
In SwimStars Prep and Level 1 we are expanding breath control by tempting students with objects below the surface and encouraging them to retrieve them. Practicing breath control skills will lead to a more comfortable swimmer overall! Also, we are gaining comfort with buoyancy and balance by teaching our students to float on their back independently. This assists with students being able to relax in a back float position.
In Level 2 we are expanding breath control by encouraging students to submerge completely and without assistance. Comfort submerging is a key skill to master and introduces rhythmic breathing. Also, we are working on buoyancy, balance and movement through independent gliding and kicking on the front. Moving through the water using only kicking promotes stability, improved body position and propulsion.
In Level 3 we are working on our balance and buoyancy by teaching students the streamline kick with arms fully extended, across the pool. This skill helps improve body position when introducing the freestyle stroke. Also, we are perfecting the elementary backstroke (AKA the “Chicken Airplane Soldier”) skill learned in Level 2. This involves the students moving their arms and legs simultaneously and independently. This safety stroke is an excellent way for swimmers to travel longer distances without expending alot of energy.
In Level 4 we are expanding our breath control by teaching students to swim half way across the pool, dive down and retrieve an object from teh bottom and return to the edge of the pool. This skill teaches students to change their body position to move toward the bottom of the pool. Also, we are introducing the concept of circle swimming to promote continous movement. In addition, circle swimming throughout each lesson creates a safer and friendlier environment where students are less likely to bump into each other during their swim.
In Swim Team Prep we will be focusing on Freestyle
This is also our first week of GOGGLE FREE swimming. Often children become too dependent on wearing goggles and if they were to fall into the water unexpectedly and without goggles, they may become disoriented. We are hoping that by practicing this skill every other week, our student’s will learn to stay calm and be able to return to safety. This is recommended but not required.
ENROLLMENT IS NOW available in your Parent Portal for our Fall Sessions as well as our Summer Swim and Gym Day Program!
Our NATICK Day Program has begun and will run Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4pm. Each day includes gym lessons & open gym at Planet Gymnastics, swim lessons & open swim as well as educational classroom activities and themed craft projects! Registration is available at planetgym.com
Our Winchester Day Program has begun and will run Monday – Friday from 9am – 3pm. Each day includes gym Lessons and open gym at Sweet Peas Educational Gymnastics, swim lessons & open swim as well as educational classroom activities and themed craft projects! Registration is available at spgymnastics.com
ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR WINCHESTER ONLY: We ask that all customers please park in the YELLOW lined spots only. They do extend all the way around the building onto the other side of the pool. The white lined spots are for our neighbors across the street.
Once again, my name is ______________ and I am available for questions or feedback so please don’t hesitate to ask. Thanks and have a great day!