First Flippers Lesson Plan for Natick


Little Flippers Lesson Plan


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Curriculum Handbook



NO Slides/Canoes



Safety is always our number one concern! Please be aware that your students’ strength and endurance may be different while swimming with clothes. Also, when incorporating drop ins or backwards, please remember to practice these techniques carefully and follow the strategies in the videos as well as the two key tips below:

  1. When dropping in, do not swing the child back and forth or drop from above your head.  It is simply a lift and drop, NOT A SWING AND TOSS!  Also, the student must be dropped in FEET FIRST ONLY.  Never head first and facing away from you!
  2. Students should ONLY be allowed to fall in backwards from a seated position!  DO NOT DROP THE STUDENT IN BACKWARDS!



Spring 2024 Registration

Portal Registration (Active Families Only) is November 16th @ 12 pm.

Open Registration is December 4th, TIME @ 12 pm



  • 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.




Whistle Protocol


Natick Training Forms


Winchester Training Forms



January 3rd and 4th, 2024 – More Details to Come



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 11 of our Fall Session!

My name is ____________ and I will be your deck supervisor. 

This week we have invited all of our students to come to class wearing clothes and shoes over their swimsuits and/or double layers. We will also be practicing a variety of skills that will simulate an unexpected fall into the water. Often children become very comfortable in our controlled environment and although that is wonderful, we like to use this week as an opportunity to guide them through how 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.

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.


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. 

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.