Safety: Certified Lifeguards will always be on duty whenever campers are in the pool. Pool rules and water safety skills are taught and reinforced with campers throughout each session.
Instructional Swim: All campers will participate in instructional swim lessons for one half hour each morning. Lessons are taught by Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors and/or certified Lifeguards. We use the Red Cross Preschool Aquatics Program. Various floatation devices are used as needed to aid proper kick and arm stroke development. Your child will be taught swimming skills and water safety skills at his/her individual level with guidance, encouragement and support. All campers must participate in instructional swim, but no camper will be forced to try a skill he/she may not be emotionally or physically ready for.
Free Swim: Campers who stay until 4:00 will have free swim in the afternoon. While all campers will dress for swimming and come to the pool with their group, a camper may choose not to swim during free swim. Free swim is an unstructured time for the children to practice skills and have fun with campmates and counselors.
Communication: If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Terri Cojohn, NDC Pool Head, at 781-320-1320.