Parent/Guardian Information

Please read the information on this page. Submission of the questionnaire is required.

Starfish Swim Club classes are specifically designed to teach children with autism how to safely swim in the water, NOT for refining technique or preparing for swim team.

Graduates will be able to swim the length of the 25-yard Watertown High School pool, including the deep end, and tread water for two minutes. If your swimmer has accomplished these skills, he/she is not a candidate for Starfish Swim Club and may be better suited for private swim lessons.

 

Further, we understand that not every child thrives in a group swim setting and may require private lessons. 

Starfish Swim Club is not offering private lessons at this time.

2021 Lesson Schedule

Saturdays - $45/4 week Session

Two sessions each day at 2-2:45pm and 3-3:45pm

Winter Session #1    Jan. 9, 16, 23 & 30

Winter Session #2    Feb. 13, 20, 27 & Mar. 6

Winter Session #3     Mar. 20, 27 & Apr. 3, 10

Spring Session #1     Apr. 24 & May 1, 8, 15

Spring Session #2     May 29 & Jun. 5, 12, 19

Sessions are subject to change or cancellation.

Starfish Swim Club Terms & Conditions

Age range: 4 through 12

Due to volunteer and swim buddy staffing, Starfish Swim Club requires 24-hour notice for lesson cancellations. In cases of emergency, we understand that shorter notice may be given, but it is imperative to communicate.

Three (3) cancellations in a row may result in a swimmer being moved back to the wait list.

Adult behavior techs or BCBA's as 1:1 "swim buddies" are welcome, if necessary. Starfish Swim Club reserves the right to assist in making this determination. Swim buddies are required to be in the pool with the swimmers. Please note: The Starfish Swim Club will not provide BCBA or behavior tech support. Sun, Moon & Stars, Inc. will not provide BCBA or behavior tech support. The Town of Watertown will not provide BCBA or behavior tech support.

 

Children and siblings must be supervised at all times in the pool area. Absolutely no running is allowed on the pool deck (it is slippery). At the conclusion of a lesson, everyone must exit the pool area.

 

Children who are inconsistent with potty training must wear a swim diaper or protective swim pants. If a child soils himself or herself in the pool without protection, the pool will be closed for a "code brown," resulting in a cleaning fee of $45 payable by the parent/guardian. If a child vomits, for any reason, the pool will be closed for a "code green," resulting in a cleaning fee of $45 payable by the parent/guardian.

Questionnaire
Can your child swim independently?
Can your child go under water or put his/her face in the water?
Is your child safe around water?
Check primary concern
Will behavior tech or BCBA support be needed during lessons?

The Starfish Swim Club is sponsored by The Watertown Lions Club.

About our partner: Swim Angelfish 

Co-Founders Cindy Freedman & Ailene Tisser's expertise as occupational and physical therapists has allowed them to help thousands of families and swimmers gain life-saving skills and authentic confidence in and out of the pool. Swim Angelfish provides aquatic therapy as well as private- and semi-private adaptive swim lessons at 20 locations in NY, CT, MA and NH. The Swim Angelfish methodology improves swim skills and safety for swimmers with autism spectrum disorder, sensory challenges, anxiety, attention difficulties, coordination problems, physical disabilities, and more. Ms. Freedman and Ms. Tisser have twenty years of experience and have served more than 5,000 children. Learn more at swimangelfish.com.

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Call us:

203-510-9931

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PO Box 563 Watertown CT 06795

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