Dolphins Swim Little Flippers Developmental Program

http://www.ns-sc.org/dolphins-swim/


Contact for more information about Little Flippers:  Kathy Ayers

LITTLE  FLIPPERS  DEVELOPMENTAL  SWIM  TEAM  INFORMATION
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NSSC Little Flippers Program

Join the Dolphins Swim Team as a Little Flipper! No swimming experience necessary!

Little Flippers 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).


REGISTRATION DETAILS

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.

Registration Form

 

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:

1. Be at least 12 years of age.
2. Be a member of the swim team this season
3. Be recommended by the Head Swim Coach
4. Commit to 5 weeks of instruction (excluding prearranged vacations and appointments)


QUESTIONS?  Contact:

Kathy Ayers, Little Flippers Representative, kaayers@fcps.edu


FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SWIM TEAM AND LITTLE FLIPPERS, PLEASE ATTEND THE PARENT MEETING ON TUESDAY, MAY 31!





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SWIM LESSONS
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. 

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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. 

PREVENTION OF SWIMMERS' EAR
  1. Make a mixture of 2 parts rubbing alcohol and 1 part white vinegar.  Put into a droppper bottle.
  2. After leaving water for extended period, dry each ear and put 2-3 drops of solution into each ear.  DO NOT rub ear canal with towel or Q-tip.  Allow gravity to let the water out.
  3. After last swim, when at home, re-apply drops, let dry for 2 to 3 minutes, then gently blow the ear canal dry with a hair dryer on low heat and low speed.

5 FOODS SWIMMERS SHOULD EAT
  1. Whole Grains: cereals, bagels, pasta and bread. (These provide you good long lasting energy)
  2. Proteins: Peanut butter, lean meat and dairy. (You should have protein before and after workouts)
  3. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: Bananas are a great source of potassium and minerals. (Regulates water levels in the body and helps prevent cramping.)
  4. Calcium Rich Foods: Cheese, yogurt and milk. (For strong bones and protect from injury.)
  5. Fiber Rich Foods: Whole grains, apples, berries, almonds, legumes. (Helps keep athletes full and regulate the digestive tract.)




NSSC Little Flippers Program!