LESSON PLAN LINKS & REMINDERS

 

Click Here for the 3 – 12 month lesson plan Click Here for the 12 – 36 month lesson plan

CLICK HERE FOR THE TRANSITIONAL & PREP LESSON PLAN

CLICK HERE FOR THE LEVEL 1 LESSON PLAN

CLICK HERE FOR THE LEVEL 2 LESSON PLAN

CLICK HERE FOR THE LEVEL 3 LESSON PLAN

CLICK HERE FOR THE LEVEL 4 LESSON PLAN

CLICK HERE FOR A SWIM TEAM PREP WORKOUT

CLICK HERE FOR 2024 SKILLS LISTS, LOBBY SCRIPTS AND CRITERIA

 

We will no longer encourage google free/friendly weeks please refer to the skills list and/or speak with your deck supervisor if you have questions.

 

No Slides or Canoes this Week

 

Bring your rolls to the door for each class and ensure you’ve gathered all students before escorting them to class.

 

Practice safe entry into each lesson.

 

Deck Supervisors will be testing skills throughout the first half of this (beginning next week) and if the student has “achieved” that skill, they will be marked as “tested.”  They will be tested again throughout the second half of the session and if the student can successfully demonstrate the skill again, they will be marked as attained and will receive the ribbon for satisfactory completion.

 

Gold Coins. Only One Coin per Student Please – No Exceptions

 

KEEP YOUR STUDENTS SAFE!

 

Keep your head on a swivel!  

 

Position yourself within arms reach of non swimmers! 

 

Stay outside of the box or with your back to the ropes!

 

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/Deck Assistant/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.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE WHISTLE PROCESS

 

VALUABLE RESOURCES

 

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 they are standing on the appropriate dolphins. In addition, all swimmers under 4 years old MUST have the proper protective layers on to enter the pool. Either: A single layer Splashabout swim product OR a double layer of any other swim diapering product one of the layers MUST be non-disposable and Splash About products are available for purchase at the office.

 

LOBBY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Hello and Welcome to Week 2 of our Spring Session!

 

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

 

The Spring Session has been broken up into two skill evaluation periods.  During the first half of the session we will be “testing” each child’s skills and progress while working with their instructor to create a plan to achieve that skill before the end of the session. Throughout the second half of the session, we will be evaluating the skill a second time (to ensure skill mastery) and if the student is successful they will receive a ribbon.  Each week, we will let you know which skill we are working toward in our lobby talk however if you are curious about our skills please take a look at the bulletin board. 
In Swimstars Transitional and Prep we are celebrating our two year olds by encouraging them to participate in class independently, and with smiles and high fives. This helps to create a positive environment. 
In Level 1 we are expanding breath control by tempting students with objects below the surface and encouraging them to retrieve them. Practicing breath control skills will lead to a more comfortable swimmer overall.
In Level 2 we are expanding breath control by encouraging students to submerge completely and without assistance.  Comfort with submerging is a key skill to master and introduces rhythmic breathing.
In Level 3 we are enhancing breath control by teaching students to swim through a submerged hula-hoop. This skill builds students confidence in swimming while completely submerged.
In Level 4 we are expanding our breath control by teaching students to swim half way across the pool, dive down and retrieve an object from the bottom, and return to the edge of the pool. This skill teaches students to change their body position to move toward the bottom of the pool.
In Swim Team Prep we will be focusing on pacing while swimming.

 

REMINDERS

 

Did you know that we have an unlimited absence and makeup policy!  Reporting your absence in the parent portal will ensure that your account is credited with an absence which you can use for a MAKEUP in another class that is not fully enrolled, has an absence already reported for the day or is a designated makeup class. Please report your absences ASAP so another family can take your spot! 

We encourage google free swimming throughout our younger levels. Often children become too dependent on wearing goggles and if they were to fall into the water unexpectedly and without goggles, they may become disoriented. This is recommended but not required.

At the end of each class we will be handing out one gold coin to all of our independent students. Coins are designed to shape behaviors through positive reinforcement.  Coins are used as a reward for a great class and incentive to attend next time! Once NINE gold coins are collected, they can be redeemed in the office for a prize from our treasure chest.  

We are holding a heart healthy food drive in partnership with
the American Heart Association and Feeding America.
We are looking to collect at least 100 non-perishable food items
in celebration of the American Heart Association’s 100th Anniversary!

 

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