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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



Must be able to swim 25 yards front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke.

Skills taught at this level

  • Review Advancement Skills for Sea Lion

  • Tread water 1 minute, intro egg-beater kick

  • Pick up object from the deep end of pool

  • PFD: put lifejacket on treading in deep water

  • 5 minute continuous swim using front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, and breaststroke

  • Safety medley: head-up crawl 50 feet, recover object at 8 feet, tread water for 30 seconds

  • Breaststroke

  • Jellyfish float

  • Sculling on back

  • Intro of scissor kick

  • Intro of butterfly kick

  • CPR demonstration

  • Daily underwater swim for distance

  • Head first - tuck surface dive

Advancement Skills

  • Elementary backstroke 50 yards

  • Dive in, swim front crawl 50 yards

  • Breaststroke 50 yards

  • Back crawl 50 yards

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