Lesson Plan 3 – 12 months


Lesson Plan 12 – 24 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 Purple and Canoes in Green


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 3 of our Summer Session!


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


In Swimstars Transitional and Prep we working through a variety of skills in the areas of social interaction, play, language and emotional development. Promoting confidence and comfort in the water as well as early language skills for both listening (to instructions) as well as talking (to the teacher) in an effort to create a successful learning environment.


In Level 1 we are gaining comfort with buoyancy and balance by teaching our students to float on their back independently. This assists with students being able to relax in a back float position.


In Level 2 we are working on buoyancy, balance and movement through independent gliding and kicking on the front.  Moving through the water using only kicking promotes stability, improved body position and propulsion.


In Level 3 we are working on our balance and buoyancy by teaching students the streamline kick with arms fully extended, across the pool. This skill helps improve body position when introducing the freestyle stroke.


In Level 4 we are introducing the open turn to promote continuous movement. Swimmers will be instructed to touch and go while circle swimming creating a safer environment with maximum practice time and less stopping and waiting at the wall.


In Swim Team Prep we will be focusing on Freestyle.




Fall Registration is Open!

Backpack and School Supply Drive! Little Flippers has partnered with local organizations to provide school supplies and backpacks to children in need in our community. If you’d like to help children have a successful start to the school year, please consider donating backpacks and/or school supplies in the bins provided at the front entrance. Additionally, families have the option to make a monetary donation through the parent portal GIVE button. A $40 DONATION EQUALS ONE BACKPACK FILLED WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES! We will be collecting supplies until July 31st and all donated items and funds will be going to charitable organizations in our community.

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).  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.