Spring Session Week 16; Sunday, May 9th – Saturday, May 15th

SKILLS AND THRILLS FOR THE WEEK

      • SST: I can crocodile climb
      • Prep / Level 1: I can otter roll
      • Level 2: I can pop up
      • Level 3: I can swim underwater
      • Level 4: I can swim Backstroke
      • STP: Individual Medley
      • GOGGLE FRIENDLY
      • NO SLIDES OR CANOES

TIPS FOR THE WEEK

Reminders on Whistles

  1. All Deck Supervisors will perform a whistle check at the start of each shift to ensure ALL staff are in possession of a whistle.
  2. Whistles must be easily accessible at all times!  Not in pockets or around water bottles, but worn on your arm.
  3. Whistles are a mandatory part of your uniform and should be used any time an instructor needs assistance from the Deck Staff.

UPCOMING MEETINGS/TRAININGS & FORUMS

      • Natick and Winchester Employee Engagement Forums on Zoom Thursday, May 13th; 8:00 – 8:45 pmPlease Click Here to Submit Questions for Upcoming Forums!
      • Natick and Winchester Deck Supervisor Zoom Meeting (Mandatory & Paid) – Friday, May 28th, 2021 from 7:00-8:30pm
      • 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 16 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 we are assisting our students with entering and exiting the pool safely.  We encourage them to sit on the edge, roll to their bellies and slide in when entering.  When exiting, we guide them using the “elbow, elbow, belly, then knee” method to climb out of the pool. This encourages safety and independence when entering and exiting the water.

In SwimStars Prep and Level 1 we are working on all four pillar skills by having students swim to the instructor and do a supported roll over to a back float. Students may become tired while swimming and this skill encourages them to simply roll to the back for a rest if they get tired while swimming.

In Level 2 we are educating our students on breath control through the use of rhythmic breathing by introducing the pop up. This skill encourages comfort, confidence and independence in the pool by encouraging them practice rhythmic breathing while in motion which allows them to swim further distances than breath holding alone.

In Level 3 we are enhancing breath control by teaching students to swim through a submerged hula-hoop. This skill builds students confidence in swimming while completely submerged.

In Level 4 we are introducing the Backstroke. We are reinforcing the proper body position, through swimming on our backs with flutter kicks and alternating arm strokes.

In Swim Team Prep we will be focusing on Individual Medley

ENROLLMENT IS NOW available in your Parent Portal for our Summer Session and the Fall Session begins immediately after on August 22nd and enrollment will be available online on May 18th.  

As a reminder we will be closed on Monday May 31st for Memorial Day.  Regular classes will be running that weekend.  If you cannot make it to class, please submit your absence in the Parent Portal!

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!

 

Spring Session Week 15; Sunday May 2nd – Saturday, May 8th

SKILLS AND THRILLS FOR THE WEEK

      • SST: I can move like a monkey
      • Prep / Level 1: I can swim by myself
      • Level 2: I can swim chicken, airplane, soldier
      • Level 3: I can swim with pizza arms and frog legs
      • Level 4: I can swim Breaststroke
      • STP: Flip Turns
      • GOGGLE FRIENDLY
      • NO SLIDES OR CANOES

TIPS FOR THE WEEK

Reminders on Whistles

  1. All Deck Supervisors will perform a whistle check at the start of each shift to ensure ALL staff are in possession of a whistle.
  2. Whistles must be easily accessible at all times!  Not in pockets or around water bottles, but worn on your arm.
  3. Whistles are a mandatory part of your uniform and should be used any time an instructor needs assistance from the Deck Staff.

UPCOMING MEETINGS/TRAININGS & FORUMS

      • Natick and Winchester Employee Engagement Forums on Zoom Thursday, May 13th; 8:00 – 8:45 pmPlease Click Here to Submit Questions for Upcoming Forums!
      • Natick and Winchester Deck Supervisor Zoom Meeting (Mandatory & Paid) – Friday, May 28th, 2021 from 7:00-8:30pm
      • 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 15 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 we are teaching students to move their hands along the wall from one spot to the next. This is our way of ensuring continuous movement and is a safe way for non-swimmers to travel back to the dock in between skills.

In SwimStars Prep and Level 1 we are encouraging independent swimming with simple arm and leg movements such as scoops paddles and kicks. We are looking for students to move at least 2 body lengths of the pool.  This independent action will lead to more comfort and confidence in the water.

In Level 2 we are practicing movement on the back by encouraging our students to use both their arms and legs to swim the elementary backstroke (A.K.A. Chicken, airplane, soldier). This resting stroke can be utilized to move to safety if students get tired while swimming, as it does not require a lot of energy.

In Level 3 we are working on the foundation of the breaststroke taught in level 4. This involves students practicing the simultaneous movements of the arms and legs that we refer to as pizza arms and frog legs.

In Level 4 we are building upon “pizza arms and frog legs” introduced in Level 3 by refining the Breaststroke.  We are reinforcing the proper body position, refining the arms and legs and incorporating the proper breathing and timing.

In Swim Team Prep we will be focusing on Flip Turns.

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 until May 8th.  If you have not received an email regarding the Fall session, please see the office.

As a reminder we will be closed on Monday May 31st for Memorial Day.  Regular classes will be running that weekend.  If you cannot make it to class, please submit your absence in the Parent Portal!

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!

 

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!