Lesson Plan 3 – 12 months


Lesson Plan 12 – 36 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 Pink and Canoes in Orange

Ribbons are issued beginning week two in the summer session.  Ideally, we would like to follow this process.  If the students have attained the skill for the first time, please issue a ribbon. If the student had attained the skill previously, there is no need to issue a new ribbon.  However, if it has been over 6 months since the skill was attained, please issue a new ribbon but do not change the original date of attainment.  Thank You!

Gold Coins – One coin per Student Please – No Exceptions


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.




It is Swim Stars and Swim Kids – Evaluation Week – Warm Up with Skills that would have been previously acquired. Take it slow, ENGAGE WITH YOUR STUDENTS AND BE SAFE!




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 1 of our Summer Session!


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


Here at Little Flippers Swim School, we specialize in swimming instruction using The Four Pillars of Swimming™ progressive curriculum that emphasizes correct technique as well as water safety.

Throughout the session we will incorporate a variety of skills related to Breath Control, Buoyancy, Balance, Movement and Safety.  Each lesson will also be taught using appropriate activities that enable children to build character, accept challenges, and develop confidence.  

Our goal is to teach all of our students to truly LOVE THE WATER to the point that they could LIVE IN THE WATER.  In addition, we will practice google free swimming every other week this session! 

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. We are hoping that by practicing this skill every other week, our student’s will learn to stay calm and be able to return to safety. This is recommended but not required.

If your child is having a hard time transitioning into swim class please do not be concerned. The first few weeks of a new class or new teacher can be challenging for some. All of our swim instructors are well-versed in handling these situations and are looking forward to being a part of your child’s success. Our goal this week is to ensure that each students’ class is the proper fit!

At the end of each class we will be handing out a 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.



Summer Families Have Priority Registration for the Fall Session until June 30th. 

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.