Flying Fish is designed to expose older Morning Program children to all aspects of sailing (usually entering second grade / 7 years old by September 2019 / and intend to enter sailing program the following summer). On most Mondays and Wednesdays (weather depending), this group will separate from the traditional Morning Program and spend 3 hours with a sailing instructor primarily on the Hobie Waves. The program will include a variety of sailing-type activities including rigging instruction, knot tying, discussion of boat parts and of course sailing.
On non-sailing days, Flying Fish includes daily instruction in swimming, lawn games, arts & crafts, beach play, and story time. Swimming instruction will cover basic skills including rhythmic breathing, swimming, freestyle the length of the pool, elementary backstroke, back float, simple dives and underwater swimming.
Parents will need to provide a lifejacket for their child on Mondays & Wednesdays. Participants must pass a basic swim test. Regrettably, due to other commitments, we will be unable to offer make-ups for this program should it be cancelled due to weather, but we expect Flying Fish to sail at least 10 days over the summer. These kids will participate in the regularly scheduled morning program activities in the case of poor weather.
*Children must be 7 years old by December 31, 2019 in order to participate in Flying Fish. If the program is oversubscribed, preference will be given to older children.