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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Starfish

 

Starfish

PREREQUISITE:
For children 18 months to 3 years old who will be accompanied by a parent(s) or other adult in the water. Fun, water adjustment, and basic skill development are emphasized as the instructor guides parents and children through this level.

SKILLS TO BE LEARNED:

  • Enter and exit pool
  • Holding positions
  • Water toys
  • Surface bobbing
  • "Monkey grip" on side
  • Kicking
  • Assisted front float
  • Assisted back float
  • Blow bubbles
  • Face in water
  • Assisted front glide
  • Assisted back glide
  • Underwater exploration
  • Arm movement - "reach & pull"
  • Floatation
  • Assisted position change
  • Parent safety skills

ADVANCEMENT SKILLS:

  • Comfortable in water without parent
  • Ability to communicate clearly and follow directions
  • Age 3 or older