Fall Session Week 3; Sunday, September 11th – Saturday, September 17th

SKILLS, THRILLS AND LESSON PLAN LINKS FOR THE WEEK

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

SKILL TESTING

  1. This is the second week of SKILL TESTING for the Fall Session.  When looking for student to “pass the test”  your deck Supervisor will be taking a quick evaluation in each class and marking successful students as “tested” in the Staff Portal.  In order for students to successfully test their skills in Transitional, Prep, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 students MUST be GOGGLE FREE!  Please encourage goggle free swimming as much and as often as possible!

  2. As a reminder, Deck Supervisors will be testing skills throughout the first half of this session and if the student has “achieved” the skill, they will be marked as “tested.”  They will be tested again throughout the second half of the session and if the student can successfully demonstrate the skill again, they will be marked as attained and will receive the ribbon for satisfactory completion. Ribbons will only be issued during the second half of the session when the skill is attained.  

  3. As always, keep your eyes on your students during this process.  The safety of your students is more important than discussing skills!  

KEEP YOUR STUDENTS SAFE!

Head on a swivel, eyes on students arms reach of non swimmers and stay outside of the box or with your back to the ropes.  In addition when teaching kids that swim independently, follow the weakest swimmer. 

UPCOMING MEETINGS & TRAININGS 

2022 Shallow Water Lifeguard Training Classes 

        • Saturdays in Winchester from 1-6 pm each day, September 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

        • N/A

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 3 of our Fall Session!

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

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.

Here at Little Flippers we have an unlimited absence and makeup policy! Absences can be reported in the Parent Portal and if they are reported before class time, your account will be credited with an absence which you can use for a makeup in another class that is not fully enrolled, has an absence already reported for the day, is a designated makeup class. Makeup lasses can only be scheduled one week in advance. 

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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