Fall Session Week 1; Thursday, August 25th – Wednesday, August 31st

SKILLS, THRILLS AND LESSON PLAN LINKS FOR THE WEEK

For the Full Breakdown of Dates, Closures and Skills  CLICK HERE!

TIPS FOR THE WEEK

  • Evaluate Your Students!
    • Plan to spend the first 10 – 15 minutes of each class evaluating students performance in the previous levels skills before introducing anything new!
  • Get to Know Your Students!
    • Bring your rolls to the door for each class and ensure you’ve gathered all students before escorting them to class. Don’t forget to introduce yourself!
  • Engage Your Students!
    • Ask a silly question, ask about favorite activities, foods, toys, etc.  

KEEP YOUR STUDENTS SAFE!

PRACTICE SAFE ENTRIES IN EACH LESSON!

You should be able to see all of your students at all times.  If you are holding/working with a student they are in the safest position.  Avoid looking directly at that student for more than a second. Pick your head up and watch the entire class.  

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS & TRAININGS 

2022 Shallow Water Lifeguard Training Classes 

        • Saturdays in Winchester from 1-6 pm each day, September 10, 17, 24, October 1 
        • Sundays in Natick from 1-6 pm each day, October 9, 16, 23, 30
        • Saturdays in Winchester from 1-6 pm each day, November 12, 19, December 3, 10
        • To Register Click Here!

In Person All Staff Meetings

        • TBD

FACILITY CLOSURE

        • September 3rd, 4th and 5th

VALUABLE RESOURCES

DOOR GREETING (to be used each time a class is called in).

As we welcome our students today, please make sure that your students are lined up on the appropriate dots and have their towels and/goggles as this week is google friendly! In addition, all swimmers under 4 years old MUST have the proper protective layers on to enter the pool. They need to have on either: A single layer Splashabout swim product OR a double layer of any other swim diapering produce one of the layers MUST be non-disposable. Splash About products are available for purchase at the office.

LOBBY ANNOUNCEMENT

Hello and Welcome to Week 1 of our Fall Session!

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

Here at Little Flippers Swim School, we specialize in swimming instruction using The Four Pillars of Swimming™ progressive curriculum that emphasizes correct technique as well as water safety. Throughout the session we will incorporate a variety of skills related to Breath Control, Buoyancy, Balance, Movement and Safety.  Each lesson will also be taught using appropriate activities that enable children to build character, accept challenges, and develop confidence.  Our goal is to teach all of our students to truly LOVE THE WATER to the point that they could LIVE IN THE WATER.  In addition, we will practice google free swimming every other week this session! 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.

If your child is having a hard time transitioning into swim class please do not be concerned. The first few weeks of a new class or new teacher can be challenging for some. All of our swim instructors are well-versed in handling these situations and are looking forward to being a part of your child’s success. Our goal this week is to ensure that each students’ class is the proper fit!

At the end of each class we will be handing our a gold coin to all of our independent students.  Coins are designed to shape behaviors through positive reinforcement.  Coins are used as a reward for a great class and incentive to attend next time! Once TEN gold coins are collected, they can be redeemed in the office for a prize from our treasure chest.  Only ONE coin per student is to be issued at the end of each class.

As a reminder, we do have on deck showers that can be used for a quick rinse after class (no soap, shampoo, etc. please).  However if you are showering in the locker room, please be mindful of others in the facility and limit your time spent in the shower and please no reserving showers. Thanks for your cooperation! 

 

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!

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