Lesson Plan 3 – 12 months

 

Lesson Plan 24 – 26 months

 

Lesson Plan Transitional & Prep

 

Lesson Plan Level 1

 

Lesson Plan Level 2

 

Lesson Plan Level 3

 

Lesson Plan Level 4

 

Swim Team Prep Workout

 

Skills Criteria 2024

 

 

STAFF REMINDERS

 

Slides in Red and Canoes in Blue

 

STAY SAFE

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.

 

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 14 of our Spring Session!

 

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

 

In Transitional & Prep we are encouraging our two year olds to briefly hold their breath and submerge their face for at least three seconds. This contributes to coordinated breath control, which is necessary to swim well.

In  Level 1 we are encouraging independent swimming on the back with simple arm and leg movements such as finning and kicks. We are looking for students to move at least 2 body lengths of the pool. This independent action will lead to more comfort and confidence in the water.

In Level 2 we are practicing movement on the back by encouraging our students to use both their arms and legs to swim the elementary backstroke (A.K.A. Chicken, airplane, soldier). This resting stroke can be utilized to move to safety if students get tired while swimming, as it does not require a lot of energy.

In Level 3 we are working on the foundation of the freestyle stroke taught in level 4. This involves students practicing the alternating arm and leg movements that we refer to as big arms and flutter kicks.

In Level 4 we are building upon the “big arms and flutter kick” introduced in Level 3 by refining the Freestyle stroke.  We are reinforcing proper body position, refining movement of arms and legs and incorporating side breathing and timing.

In Swim Team Prep we will be focusing on Backstroke.

 

Reminder for Safety Week!  Beginning next week and for two weeks in a row, we have invited all of our students to come to class wearing clothes and shoes over their swimsuits and/or protective layers. Throughout those weeks, 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.

WATER SAFETY FACTS

  • More children ages 1–4 die from drowning than any other cause of death.
  • For children ages 5–14, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death.
  • Often drowning happens when children were not intended to be in or near the water (during unplanned swim time).
  • It is our greatest hope, that with our safety week practices, (including coming to class fully clothed and with shoes on),children will come to  “expect the unexpected” and recover quickly and safely if they access the water unplanned.

 

 

Summer Registration is now available in the Parent Portal (currently enrolled families).

This Summer, you will have two swim lesson options to choose from. 

Either a class that meets once per week for the entire 10 week Session

or

Swim 4 consecutive days in 1 week in our Daily Lesson Program.  

 

PARENT 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! 

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.