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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

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Prerequisite
Must be able to front crawl without breathing: preschool 15 feet, youth 20 feet. Must be able to back glide with kick unassisted: preschool 10 feet, youth 15 feet.

Skills taught at this level

  • Review Advancement Skills for Otter

  • Introduction to front crawl with side-breathing

  • Front crawl with breathing: preschool 20 feet, youth 30 feet

  • Back crawl: preschool 10 feet, youth 15 feet

  • Hazards in other aquatic environments - rivers, lakes

  • Turning over front-to-back, back-to-front

  • Safety skills

  • Deep water adjustment

  • Underwater exploration

  • Changing directions

  • Finning and flutter kick on back

  • Introduction to diving / diving safety

Advancement Skills

  • Front crawl with breathing: preschool 20 feet, youth 30 feet

  • Back crawl: preschool 10 feet, youth 15 feet