Contact for more information about Little Flippers: Kathy Ayers
LITTLE FLIPPERS DEVELOPMENTAL SWIM TEAM INFORMATION
NEW SWIMMERS? NEED SWIM LESSONS? NS-SC CAN HELP!
Join the Dolphins Swim Team as a Little Flipper! No swimming experience necessary!
Program (dates subject to change)
North Springfield's Little Flippers Program is designed for young children age 4 and up and up who will enter the water without their parent and are interested in learning some of the fundamentals of swimming. No swimming experience necessary! The program includes swimming and water safety instruction and lots of positive encouragement and fun!
Practices are offered in the morning and the afternoon 3 days a week with some exceptions. We ask that parents choose to attend either the morning or the evening consistently as opposed to jumping between the two. If your child needs to attend a mix of morning and evening practices, please come to the parent information meeting on May 31 to discuss this with a Little Flippers Coordinator (see parent meeting information above).
There is a $50.00 activity fee associated with participating on the swim team. We will also have forms available at the parent information meeting on Tuesday, May 31 at 7 pm. Parents are also required to fill out a medical release form for all swimmers. Those forms will be available online and at the May 31 parent information meeting.
Morning Little Flippers Program
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday June 28 - July 28 from 10 am - 10:45 am
Evening Little Flippers Program
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday June 21 - July 28 from 6:15 pm to 7 pm
There are some Tuesdays and a Wednesday when evening practice will not be able to take place due to other events at the pool. Those dates are: Tuesday, June 28; Wednesday, July 13; and Tuesday, July 19. It is for this reason that the evening Little Flippers Program starts 1 week earlier than the morning program.
Little Flippers Coaches
The Little Flippers Program relies on older swim team members to help coach. Little Flippers swimmer coaches are supported by the Little Flippers and Swim Team Reps and a coaching clinic will be held prior to the start of the Little Flippers program to provide swimmer coaches with concrete skills and activities to be implemented during practice. To be considered for the position as a Little Flipper coach each applicant must meet the following criteria:
Kathy Ayers, Little Flippers Representative, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SWIM TEAM AND LITTLE FLIPPERS, PLEASE ATTEND THE PARENT MEETING ON TUESDAY, MAY 31!
You can now also register at NSSC Pool for private Swim Lessons. NSSC Pool encourages everyone to learn to swim! Swim lessons teaches aquatic and swim safety skills in a logical progression. Age and skill-appropriate lessons are available for students of all ages.
Registration is now available for Spring and Summer Swim Lessons. Please contact a NSSC Lifeguard for additional information.
Northern Virginia Swimming League (NVSL) website
Summer and NSSC Swim Team Season is upon us. Swimmer's ear is an infection of the outer ear canal. The medical term for it is acute otitis externa (AOE). It is associated with "swimmers" since residual water in the ear canal creates a moist environment that can lead to bacterial growth. However, any excess moisture due to sweat, other water activities, or even high humidity can contribute. Some people are simply more prone to it than others.
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