ALL LESSON ARE INSTRUCTORS CHOICE THIS WEEK (including First Flippers and Little Flipper)!  Have Fun and BE Safe!


Skills Criteria 2024







Deck Supervisors

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. 




No Slides or Canoes



Keep your head on a swivel. ALWAYS position yourself within arms reach of a non swimmer. Stay outside of the Box or with your Back to the Ropes.  Keep your class in your line of sight at all times! 


Listen for the Whistle


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.






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.




Hello and Welcome to Week 11 of our Spring Session!


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


This week we will be reviewing each of the seven skills that were introduced to our swimmers this session. In each class, we evaluate our students to gauge their comfort level, ability, and understanding of the skill.  We use this opportunity to give praise, provide feedback and offer guidance to both the student and the instructor as they work toward skill attainment and to determine the best level recommendation for the upcoming summer session. We always mark student progress in the parent portal under the skills section for each student and there is an evaluation tab for summer there as well.  If you have any questions about skills tracking, progress or summer recommendations,  please do not hesitate to ask!





Summer Priority Registration begins on Saturday, April 27th at 9 am! Visit your parent portal to view you level recommendations!

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! 

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.