SKILLS, THRILLS AND LESSON PLAN LINKS FOR THE WEEK
Click on Any of the Links Below to Access the Lesson Plan
Slides in Orange
Canoes in Pink
TIPS FOR THE WEEK
- They are meant for student to go down feet first only.
- One Student at a time on the slide please.
- Slides can be propped on the side of the pool or positioned in the water. Chose the best spot in which you can keep your eyes on all students at all times.
- Slides cannot be used tipped over. For safety, they must remain in the upright position at all times.
- Our canoes are not actual canoes, they are toys to be used for fun during swim lessons.
- Please do not tip the canoe over unless all students are very confident in their swimming abilities and you are confident that you can do so safely.
- Be mindful of bouncing and splashing the canoe if you have instructors to the left and right of you. This can be very disruptive to a neighboring class is it becomes to rambunctious.
KEEP YOUR STUDENTS SAFE!
Keep your head on a swivel and DO NOT TAKE YOUR EYES OFF YOUR STUDENTS FOR ANY REASON AND IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE PLEASE BLOW YOUR WHISTLE!
Position yourself within arms reach of non swimmers!
Stay outside of the box or with your back to the ropes!
UPDATED WHISTLE CODES!
One short blast from the Deck Supervisor
Addresses Directional Teaching using Whistle Protocol
Two short blasts from an Instructor
Get the attention of the Deck Supervisor/Water Watcher
One long blast from the Deck Supervisor
EAP Activation – In the event the Deck Supervisor is unavailable and it is a life threatening emergency, this whistle may be blown by the instructor.
Field Day is Sunday, October 15th from 1 – 4 pm. Natick, Winchester and Planet Gymnastics staff will gather in Natick and family members are welcome to attend!
NATICK ONLY – October 15th -All classes after 1 pm are cancelled for Field DAY (DECK SUPERVISORS – PLEASE MENTION THIS IN THE NATICK LOBBY FOR SUNDAY FAMILIES)
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 dolphins. 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.
Hello and Welcome to Week 4 of our Fall Session!
My name is ____________ and I will be your deck supervisor.
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.
If you are running late, please wait at the door in the center of the of the lobby and the Deck Supervisor will greet you and escort your students to class. Also, at the end of class, please remember to wait at or near exit doors for your swimmers. As a safety precaution, we cannot allow students to wander independently into the locker room, if we do not see a parent/guardian with them. Just give us a friendly wave to confirm if you are not right up front.
On deck showers are available and 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!