Spring Session Week 12; Sunday, April 11th – Saturday, April 17th

SKILLS AND THRILLS FOR THE WEEK

  • SST: I’m an awesome listener
  • Prep / Level 1: I can float on my belly
  • Level 2: I can glide on my back and kick, kick, kick
  • Level 3: I can swim across the pool with roll overs & pop ups
  • Level 4: I can dolphin kick
  • STP: Breaststroke
  • GOGGLE FRIENDLY
  • SLIDES IN RED
  • CANOES IN BLUE

TIPS FOR THE WEEK

  • EFFECTIVELY IMMEDIATELY; The Facebook groups have been removed as a means of communication.  Moving forward we will us the CREW app as a way to communicate as a business.  If you have not yet installed the app or would like more information about it please visit https://www.crewapp.com
  • As our state begins to reopen, relax some restrictions and capacity limits, we are now able to expand some of our programs and offerings.  As we begin to adjust to our new capacity allowance, you may see the addition of new students in classes. As always, the safety of our swimmers, families, and staff are our biggest priority and we will continue to follow all health and safety protocols and meet every guideline set by the state.While these capacity adjustments allow for more students to take part in  swim lessons, social distancing guidelines will continue to be enforced throughout our facility, especially in our lobby. We continue to request only one caregiver per family attend lessons at this time. We  have added some additional standing room only locations to help increase the number of parents who may watch, but once those spots are filled, we will require any additional families to wait outside.

UPCOMING MEETINGS/TRAININGS & FORUMS

  • Natick and Winchester Employee Engagement Forums on Zoom
  • Natick and Winchester Deck Supervisor Meeting on Zoom
    • Friday April 30th; 7:00-7:45 pm
  • Natick and Winchester Summer All Staff Meeting on Zoom
    • Friday, June 4th; 7:00 – 9:00 pm

FACILITY CLOSURE

  • Monday, May 31st – Memorial Day

VALUABLE RESOURCES

LOBBY ANNOUNCEMENT

Hello and Welcome to Week 12 of our Spring Session!

My name is ____________ and I will be your deck supervisor.   This week we will be working on a variety of skills.

In SwimStars Transitional our instructors are guiding students using simple directions to create a safe and structured learning environment. Our goal is to create awesome listeners that follow the directions of the instructor throughout each class. 

In SwimStars Prep and Level 1 we are working on our breath control, buoyancy, and balance by teaching our students to float on their bellies independently. This skill helps our students build their confidence and comfort while floating in the water with their face submerged.

In Level 2 we are working on buoyancy, balance and movement through independent gliding and kicking on the back.  Moving through the water using only legs for kicking promotes stability, improved body position and propulsion.

In Level 3 we are expanding the distances of the roll over and pop up skills learned in level 2. The roll over skills reinforces safety by allowing students to roll on their backs if they become tired while swimming longer distances and the pop up skill helps student perfect rhythmic breathing over longer distances. 

In Level 4 we are introducing the dolphin kick by encouraging students to swim with their legs together and kick moving their body in a wavelike motion. This skill helps improve body proper body position and movement for the Butterfly stroke taught in swim team prep.

In Swim Team Prep we will be focusing on Breaststroke.

Reminder; We are OPEN for ALL REGULAR CLASSES During April School Vacation!

ENROLLMENT IS NOW available in your Parent Portal for our Summer Session and the Fall Session begins immediately after on August 22nd.  We will be offering a chance for currently enrolled Little Flippers families Save a Spot in the Fall Session beginning April 20th!  

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!

Employee Engagement Forum; April 2021

Thank you to those of you who took the time to join us at our Employee Engagement Forum!  We feel good about how things ran and we’re looking forward joining you all again soon! We discussed a wide range of topics which included:

  • Announcing our monthly Deck Supervisor Training’s
  • Our process/strategy for class expansion
  • Reviewing procedures for close contact to a positive Covid case
  • More discussions on our re-opening plans (Staff Room access, Pays to be Punctual, Snacks etc.)
  • Sending off a seasoned Natick team member

 

We strongly recommend all staff who join the zoom call to turn on their VIDEO! It is important to get live feedback on the information covered and being on video is much more personal! Obviously if you’re driving and can only be on audio, we understand. Thank You and we look forward to hearing from you all soon!

 

Spring Session Week 11; Monday, April 5th – Saturday, April 10th

SKILLS AND THRILLS FOR THE WEEK

  • SST: I’m in class by myself
  • Prep / Level 1: I can float on my back
  • Level 2: I can glide on my belly and kick, kick, kick 
  • Level 3: I can swim Elementary Backstroke
  • Level 4: I can circle swim 
  • STP: Freestyle
  • GOGGLE FREE   
  • SLIDES IN PURPLE
  • CANOES IN GREEN

TIPS FOR THE WEEK

  • EFFECTIVELY IMMEDIATELY; The Facebook groups have been removed as a means of communication.  Moving forward we will us the CREW app as a way to communicate as a business.  If you have not yet installed the app or would like more information about it please visit https://www.crewapp.com
  • As our state begins to reopen, relax some restrictions and capacity limits, we are now able to expand some of our programs and offerings.  As we begin to adjust to our new capacity allowance, you may see the addition of new students in classes. As always, the safety of our swimmers, families, and staff are our biggest priority and we will continue to follow all health and safety protocols and meet every guideline set by the state.While these capacity adjustments allow for more students to take part in  swim lessons, social distancing guidelines will continue to be enforced throughout our facility, especially in our lobby. We continue to request only one caregiver per family attend lessons at this time. We  have added some additional standing room only locations to help increase the number of parents who may watch, but once those spots are filled, we will require any additional families to wait outside.

UPCOMING MEETINGS/TRAININGS & FORUMS

  • Natick and Winchester Employee Engagement Forums on Zoom
  • Natick and Winchester Deck Supervisor Meeting on Zoom
    • Friday April 30th; 7:00-7:45 pm
  • Natick and Winchester Summer All Staff Meeting on Zoom
    • Friday, June 4th; 7:00 – 9:00 pm

FACILITY CLOSURE

  • Monday, May 31st – Memorial Day

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

 

LOBBY ANNOUNCEMENT

Hello and Welcome to Week 11 of our Spring 2020 Session!

My name is ____________ and I will be your deck supervisor.

This week we will be working on a variety of skills.

In SwimStars Transitional 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 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 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 perfecting the Elementary Backstroke (A.K.A. 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 a lot of energy.

In Level 4 we are introducing the concept of circle swimming to promote continuous movement. In addition, circle swimming throughout each lesson creates a safer and friendlier environment where the students are less likely to bump into each other during their swim.

In Swim Team Prep we will be focusing on Freestyle.

Our Summer 2021 Session will run from June 13th – August 21st. As a current Little Flippers family, you will have the chance to enroll through your parent portal from Saturday April 10th – Monday April 12th, before enrollment is open to the public! Please let the office know if you have any questions. 

We continue to take the health and safety of our swimmers seriously and wanted t0 remind you of a few important announcements regarding Health and Safety 

    • Please wear your masks appropriately at all times while in the facility.  The student will wear their masks into the pool area and drop them off in individual baskets. PLEASE make sure to put those masks back on as soon as your student exits the pool area.  
    • After class, please limit your time in the changing rooms and exit the facility as soon as possible.
    • If you or your child are not feeling well, we ask that you please do not come to class!  Take advantage of our unlimited absence policy by reporting your absence online through your parent portal.  
    • As we strive to maintaining social distance within our facility, we ask that whenever possible, please drop your swimmer(s) off for their lessons and remain in your car until they exit the building.  As a reminder, we are only permitting one caregiver per family in the facility.  If all the chairs and standing places are taken, please take advantage of our Drop and Go program.  Please ask the desk for more information.

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!

Employee Engagement Forum; March 9th, 2021

Thank you to those of you who took the time to join us at our Employee Engagement Forum!  We feel good about how things ran and we’re looking forward joining you all again soon! We discussed a wide range of topics which included:

  • Point person for when Sami is out on maternity leave!
  • Safely increasing class sizes.
  • Pay raises.
  • Starting to plan and look forward, what does our re-opening plan look like?
  • Some good Level 1, 2 & 3 skill discussions!
  • Proper hand placements while teaching. 
  • UUI review, Employees of the month, Internal Job Posts and Future Business planning!

 

We strongly recommend all staff who join the zoom call to turn on their VIDEO! It is important to get live feedback on the information covered and being on video is much more personal! Obviously if you’re driving and can only be on audio, we understand. Thank You and we look forward to hearing from you all soon!

 

Employee Engagement Forum; February 8th, 2021

Thank you to those of you who took the time to join us at our Employee Engagement Forum!  We feel good about how things ran and we’re looking forward joining you all again soon! We discussed a wide range of topics which included:

  • Reviewing Drop & Go Process
  • Phasing Water back into our facilities for our employees
  • Social Distance management with our staff and students
  • Reminder about who’s responsible for checking double layers
  • Quarantine Expectations for vaccinated families and families traveling out of state then coming back to lessons.
  • Handbooks have been distributed!
  • Sign Offs, New Deck Supervisor Trainees, UUI review, Employees of the month, Internal Job Posts and Future Business planning!

 

We strongly recommend all staff who join the zoom call to turn on their VIDEO! It is important to get live feedback on the information covered and being on video is much more personal! Obviously if you’re driving and can only be on audio, we understand. Thank You and we look forward to hearing from you all soon!

 

Employee Engagement Forum; December 22, 2020

Thank you to those of you who took the time to join us at our Employee Engagement Forum!  We feel good about how things ran and we’re looking forward joining you all again soon! We discussed a wide range of topics which included:

  • When Spring 2021 staff schedules will be available
  • Winter break schedules
  • Paid Holiday Review
  • Capacity Limitations announcement
  • Send off to a senior manager!
  • Deck Supervisor one on one roll out
  • Sign Offs, UUI review, Employees of the month, Internal Job Posts and Future Business planning!

For more detailed information, please view the video.

 

We strongly recommend all staff who join the zoom call to turn on their VIDEO! It is important to get live feedback on the information covered and being on video is much more personal! Obviously if you’re driving and can only be on audio, we understand. Thank You and we look forward to hearing from you all soon!

 

Employee Engagement Forum; December 2, 2020

Thank you to those of you who took the time to join us at our Employee Engagement Forum!  We feel good about how things ran and we’re looking forward joining you all again soon! We discussed a wide range of topics which included:

      • Staff perks review
      • Remote meetings and trainings discussion
      • Review best practices to send feedback about the curriculum via blog
      • Performance evaluation details
      • New Hires, Sign Offs, UUI review, Employees of the month, Internal Job Posts and Future Business planning!

For more detailed information, please view the video.

Upcoming Forum Dates/Times

    • Tuesday, December 22nd;  8pm – 8:45pm

Moving forward, it will be a requirement for all staff who join the zoom call to turn on VIDEO! It is important to get live feedback on the information covered and being on video is much more personal! Obviously if you’re driving and can only be on audio, we understand. Thank You and we look forward to hearing from you all soon!

 

 

November 2020 Employee Engagement Forum

Thank you to those of you who took the time to join us at our Employee Engagement Forum!  We feel good about how things ran and we’re looking forward joining you all again soon! We discussed a wide range of topics which included:

    • New place to store staff belongings in Natick
    • Managing proper mask wearing/difficult parents
    • Thanksgiving week schedule
    • New Hires, Sign Offs, Employees of the Month, Internal Job Posts and Future Business planning!

For more detailed information, please view the video.

Upcoming Forum Dates/ Times

    • Wednesday, December 2nd;  8pm – 8:45pm
    • Tuesday, December 22nd;  8pm – 8:45pm

Moving forward, it will be a requirement for all staff who join the zoom call to turn on VIDEO! It is important to get live feedback on the information covered and being on video is much more personal! Obviously if you’re driving and can only be on audio, we understand. Thank You and we look forward to hearing from you all soon!

 

October 2020 Employee Engagement Forum

Thank you to those of you who took the time to join us on our first ever Employee Engagement Forum!  We feel good about how things ran and we’re looking forward joining you all again soon! We discussed a wide range of topics which included:

    • How LF should handle flu shots?
    • Social distancing in the pool!
    • Employee cleaning and sanitizing expectations.
    • New employee announcements and internal promotion talk!

For more detailed information, please view the video.

Upcoming Forum Dates/ Times

    • Thursday, November 12th;  8pm – 8:45pm
    • Wednesday, December 2nd;  8pm – 8:45pm
    • Tuesday, December 22nd;  8pm – 8:45pm

Moving forward, it will be a requirement for all staff who join the zoom call to turn on VIDEO! It is important to get live feedback on the information covered and being on video is much more personal! Obviously if you’re driving and can only be on audio, we understand. Thank You and we look forward to hearing from you all soon!