SKILLS, THRILLS AND LESSON PLAN LINKS FOR THE WEEK
Click on Any of the Links Below to Access the Lesson Plan
Slides in Blue
Canoes in Red
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!
- 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!
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.
RESOURCESWhistle Protocol Winchester Training Forms
UPCOMING MEETINGS & TRAININGS
When; Sunday, October 15th from 1 – 4 pm.
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)
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 6 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 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 Butterfly
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!