Click on Any of the Links Below to Access the Lesson Plan

Little Flippers Lesson

Transitional; I’m Ready to Learn!

Prep and Level 1; I Can Kick, Kick, Kick!

Level 2; I Can Roll Over!

Big Arms and Flutter Kick

Level 4; I Can Swim Freestyle!

Swim Team Prep; I’m Terrific at Backstroke!


Slides in Green

Canoes in Purple



    • 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.  


  • Swivel your head every 3 – 4 seconds to keep all student in your line of sight
  •  Position yourself within arms reach of non swimmers!
  • Stay outside of the box or with your back to the ropes!



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

When; Sunday, October 15th from 1 – 4 pm.

Where; Natick

Who; All Winchester and Planet Gymnastics staff will gather in Natick & family members are welcome!


NATICK ONLY – Sunday, October 15th -All classes after 1 pm are cancelled for Field DAY (DECK SUPERVISORS – PLEASE MENTION THIS IN THE NATICK LOBBY FOR SUNDAY FAMILIES)



Natick Training Forms

Winchester Training Forms


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 5 of our Fall 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 looking for our students to show us their readiness by willingly engaging with the instructor and following their directions. This reinforces comfort and confidence in the pool and with their instructors.

In SwimStars Prep and Level 1 we are working on buoyancy, balance, and movement by teaching students to kick their feet behind them on their back and belly with the help of equipment. This reinforces proper body position while swimming and introduces simple leg actions on the front and back.

In Level 2 we are educating our students about swim safety by introducing the roll over technique we are encouraging them to roll over and rest on the back if they become tired while swimming. This important safety skill can be used in any body of water for swimmers of all ages.

In Level 3 we are working on the foundation of the freestyle stroke taught in level 4. This involves students practicing the alternating arm and leg movements that we refer to as big arms and flutter kicks.

In Level 4 we are building upon the “big arms and flutter kick” introduced in Level 3 by refining the Freestyle stroke.  We are reinforcing proper body position, refining movement of arms and legs and incorporating side breathing and timing.

In Swim Team Prep we will be focusing on Backstroke.

If you are running late, please wait at the door in 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!