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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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For children 18 months to 3 years old who will be accompanied by a parent 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 taught at this level

  • 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
  • Bobbing
  • 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