WELCH FIELD PROGRAMS CANCELLED THIS SUMMER
It is with great sadness that we are announcing the cancellation of our Welch Field programs for this summer. There are no words that can truly express how hard this decision is. We have done everything we can do to explore the safety and feasibility of having our programs this summer. We find it prudent to proceed with an abundance of caution. This, combined with the restrictive nature of the current health guidelines, make it too difficult to have programs this summer. Our heart especially breaks for the children who we will not get to see this summer at Welch Field. We encourage children and their families to stay active, get outside, and enjoy the summer together. Although it hurts right now not to have our programs, we will be back and better than before. In the meantime, we will be using this time to do some long overdue maintenance and construction that will make our facilities safer and nicer and preserve them for years to come. We will continue to monitor the ongoing public health situation and if possible, we may be able to have a few special events later this summer. Other facilities at Welch Field including the basketball courts, skate park, and playground will remain closed for the time being. We understand the frustration of this difficult time and we cannot wait for the days where we can get back to our programs and serve our wonderful community. Please have a safe and healthy summer, and we look forward to seeing you all down the road!
If you have any questions, feel free to call or text Andrew at 753-6842, or message us on Facebook.
This program is for students entering AT LEAST KINDERGARTEN and up and is co-ed. The program runs from late June through mid August (7 Week Program) and sign-ups are in early June.
We offer both morning and evening classes. Morning classes can be taken on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday mornings. Evening classes can be taken on Monday/Wednesday evenings. Each class meets twice a week and is 40 minutes long.
Westfield Residents: $35 for the first child, $30 for the second and $25 for the third. A maximum of $90 per family. Partial scholarship assistance available if needed.
Non-Westfield Residents: $50 for the first child, $45 for the second and $40 for the third. A maximum of $135 per family.
*Please note that the cost of this program also includes our field program as well as our drama program.
Our swim lessons are accredited by the American Red Cross as part of their "Learn to Swim" Program. As part of the program, we have 6 different levels of swim lessons:
- Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills: Students will learn how to feel comfortable in the water and safely enjoy it.
- Level 2: Fundamentals of Aquatic Skills: Children will learn basic swimming skills.
- Level 3: Stroke Development: Additional guided practice will help students improve their skills.
- Level 4: Stroke Improvement: Kids will gain confidence during swim lessons, improve their stroke and gain additional aquatic skills.
- Level 5: Stroke Refinement: Guidance allows kids to refine their strokes and become more efficient swimmers.
- Level 6: Swimming and Skill Proficiency: Students will learn to swim with ease and efficiency, and gain the ability to swim smoothly over greater distances. Swimmers will also have the option to participate in more advanced courses.
*For more information on American Red Cross swimming programs, visit their website https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/swimming
At the end of the program, each participant will receive an evaluation form on the progress they've made throughout the summer. The evaluation form will either recommend for the participant to move up to the next level of lessons for next summer, or to repeat the same level in order to improve their skills.
We typically have anywhere from 6 to 9 lifeguards working during swim lessons (depending on how many levels are being taught). We typically have a leader and a helper for each class (2 helpers for level 1), as well as a deck guard.
2021 Summer Programs' Sign-Ups
Tuesday & Thursday June 8th & 10th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. inside the field house at Welch field
2021 Swim Lessons' Dates
*Swim lessons take place during Session 2 of our Swim Program
Start Date: Monday, June 28th
End Date: Friday, August 13th