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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

Sea Lion

Sea lion

Prerequisite
Must be able to front crawl with breathing for 50 feet, and back crawl for 50 feet.

Skills taught at this level

  • Review Advancement Skills for Polar Bear

  • Tread in deep water 30 seconds

  • Standing dive to long shallow dive

  • Open turns, front and back

  • Underwater swim - 4 body lengths, pick up diving rings

  • PFD, jump into deep water, swim 45 feet

  • Sculling on back with flutter kick

  • Breaststroke kick review and introduction of breaststroke

  • Bobbing in deep water

  • Jellyfish float

  • Improve front crawl

  • Elementary backstroke

  • Rescue breathing

  • Back crawl

  • Personal Safety - hypothermia

Advancement Skills

  • Front crawl - 1 length

  • Back crawl - 1 length

  • Elementary backstroke - 1 length