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 Orange and Canoes in Pink

Gold Coins – One coin per Student Please – No Exceptions

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

 

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!

 

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 Summer Session!

 

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

 

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.

 

PARENT REMINDERS

 

Fall Registration is Open!

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.