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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

Park Shark II

Park shark

Prerequisite
Must be able to dive in and swim 50 yards of front crawl, back crawl, sidestroke, and breaststroke. Must be able to execute a pike or tuck surface dive to 8 feet, swim underwater 20 feet, surface and tread water for 5 minutes.

Skills taught at this level

  • Review Advancement Skills for Park Shark

  • Surface dives (pike, tuck, feet first - retrieve brick from 8 feet)

  • Compact jump with rescue tube, swim 25 yards with rescue tube using approach stroke

  • Improve flip turns front and back

  • Personal safety (barriers and bloodborne pathogens)

  • 500-yard swim using all strokes except butterfly

  • 200-yard individual medley

  • Butterfly

  • Review basic rescues with tube (front drive, rear huggie)

  • Jellyfish float for 5 minutes

  • Tread water for 3 minutes

  • Egg-beater kick for 25 feet

  • Brick tread for 1 minute

  • Personal fitness (heart rate and lap swim etiquette)

  • Underwater swim for 20 feet

Advancement Skills

  • Swim 4 lengths each of breaststroke, back crawl, sidestroke, and front crawl

  • Long shallow dive, swim 100-yard individual medley

  • Compact jump and approach stroke 10 yards with rescue tube

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