SKILLS, THRILLS AND LESSON PLAN LINKS FOR THE WEEK
First Flippers Lesson Plan for Natick
Little Flippers Lesson Plan
Click the Button below for a Complete Breakdown of Each Skill!
GOGGLE FREE FOR SKILLS TESTING. Google’s are optional otherwise.
LEVEL RECOMMENDATION TIPS FOR THE WEEK
Under the student skills, will be a skill set labeled “Spring 2024 Level x”. Enter a level recommendation under each student, even if they are absent that day. Example, for a level 2 class, the subskills to choose from will say either “I’m still practicing level 2” or “I’m ready to try level 3”. You will mark “attained” only next to the level you recommend this student enroll in. For Transitional students, there will be an option to select Swimstars Prep, which would be for 2 year olds, or Swimstars 1, which would be for 3 year olds. For Swimstars Prep students, there will be 3 different options. Please read these carefully and select the appropriate level for each student. You can choose from Swimstars Prep (2 year olds), Swimstars 1 (3 year olds), or Swimstars 2 (for those very advanced Swimstars Prep students).
When viewing the student skills tab, you will locate the “Spring 2024” skill set. This will have 2 subskills for the level recommendation. If “I’m still practicing” is marked as attained, the child is recommended to continue in the same class level. If “I’m ready to try level x” is marked as attained, the child is recommended to try the next level.
Additionally, skills have been added for Little Floppers and Swim Team Prep. Try your best to check those off when you can.
Portal Registration (Active Families Only) is November 16th @ 12 pm.
Open Registration is December 4th, TIME = TBD
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
Thanksgiving Break; November 23rd, 24th and 25th
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 10 of our Fall Session!
My name is ____________ and I will be your deck supervisor.
This week we will be focusing on evaluating students to determine our best level estimation for the upcoming Spring Session.
The Spring Session is from February 3rd – June 24th, 2024 and is a 20 week commitment.
As an existing family, we will be offering you priority by allowing you to register for classes in your Parent Portal before the general public. Portal enrollment will begin on November 16th at 12 pm.
Level recommendations will be finalized by the end of the day on Wednesday, November 15th but if you have any questions on how to find your child’s level recommendation, please visit the office. Thank you!
We will be closed for Thanksgiving Break; November 23rd, 24th and 25th. This closure is built into our schedule and there is no need to mark an absence or schedule a make-up.
SAFETY WEEK REMINDER!
Next Week we are inviting all of our students to come to class wearing clothes and shoes over their swimsuits and/or protective layers. Throughout the week, we will be practicing skills that will simulate an unexpected fall into the water. Often children become very comfortable in our controlled environment and we utilize our safety weeks as opportunities to guide to react if they entered the water without being prepared and/or feeling disoriented. We are hoping that by practicing these scenarios, our student’s will learn to stay calm and utilize the skills that they have developed to return to safety if they ever fell in.
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 NATICK ONLY: Did you leave something behind? Visit the lost and found table to reclaim your items!
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.