SKILLS, THRILLS AND LESSON PLAN LINKS FOR THE WEEKFirst Flippers Lesson for NATICK
Transitional; Fall, Turn, Climb
Prep & Level 1; Jump, Turn, Climb
Level 2; Jump, Float, Climb
Level 3; Jump, Swim, Climb
Level 4; Jump, Tread, Climb
STP; Individual Medley
WE NEED YOUR INPUT! Feedback is a gift and we appreciate and are listening to what you have to say! Recently, a survey was sent asking that YOU answer 10 questions to evaluate each of your managers’ performance and one overall question for Little Flippers.
Surveys are completely anonymous and you may remain clocked in while you complete. Evaluations must be submitted no later than Monday, November 6th.
TIPS FOR THE WEEK
Level Recommendations Begin NEXT Week and Portal Registration is November 16th. Specific Details will be added to next week’s blog post.
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.
Winchester Training Forms
UPCOMING MEETINGS & TRAININGS
Tuesday, October, 31st closing at 5 pm for Halloween!
(Please remind Tuesday 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 8 of our Fall Session!
My name is ____________ and I will be your deck supervisor.
Safety is always our number one priority and this week we will be assessing a variety of safety skills at each level.
At Little Flippers, we believe that the best way for swimmers to recover after an accidental fall into the pool is to return to the spot from which they fell. In addition to reinforcing this skill, extra challenges are added as the levels increase by encouraging students to float, swim a distance or tread water before returning to the wall.
In SwimStars Transitional we are introducing our safety skill by simulating a fall into the water from the pool edge. Students are taught that the quickest way to return to safety after a fall is to turn towards the wall and climb back out of the water.
In SwimStars Prep and Level 1 we are introducing our safety skill by simulating a fall into the water by jumping from the pool edge. Students are taught that the quickest way to return to safety after a fall is to turn towards the wall and climb back out of the water.
In Level 2 we are introducing our safety skill by simulating a fall into the water by jumping from the pool edge. Additionally, in this level we are encouraging our student to roll to their back for a rest before returning to the wall. This safety skill allows our students to know what to do if they fall into a body of water.
In Level 3 we are introducing our safety skill by simulating a fall into the water by jumping from the pool edge and challenging students to roll to their back and swim across the poll to safety. This safety skill allows our students to know what to do if they fall into a body of water and the nearest safe spot was a distance away.
In Level 4 we are introducing our safety skill by simulating a fall into the water by jumping from the pool edge and challenging students to tread water for a period of time before returning to safety. This safety skill allows our students to know what to do if they fall into a body of water and teaches students how to keep their head above the water while simultaneously moving their arms and legs to staying stationary and vertical in the water.
In Swim Team Prep we will be focusing on the Individual Medley.
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