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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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Goldfish

Goldfish

PREREQUISITE:
For the non-swimmer, age 3-5, comfortable in the water without a parent.

SKILLS TO BE LEARNED:

  • Safely entering and exiting the pool
  • Shallow water adjustment
  • Bubble blowing through mouth and nose - 5 count
  • Introduction to flutter kick
  • Assisted front float
  • Assisted back float with chin up, ears in water
  • Assisted front glide with equipment - add kick
  • Assisted back glide with equipment - add kick
  • Entire head in water
  • Bobs - fully submerged
  • Assisted jump into shallow water

SAFETY SKILLS:

  • PFD - assisted back float
  • Monkey Grip

ADVANCEMENT SKILLS:

  • Put entire face in the water, blow bubbles - 5 seconds
  • Assisted front float - 5 seconds
  • Assisted back float - 5 seconds
  • 3 bobs - fully submerged