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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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Penguin

 

Penguin

PREREQUISITE:

For the non-swimmer who can put face in the water and blow bubbles.

SKILLS TO BE LEARNED:

  • Bobbing
  • Blow bubbles with entire head in the water
  • Shallow water adjustment: Entries, exits, open eyes, ears wet, bubble blowing
  • Front float and recovery - knees to chest and stand up
  • Front glide with kick
  • Introduction to arm circles
  • Back float - 5 count
  • Back float and recover - knees to chest and stand up
  • Assisted back glide
  • Assisted back glide with kick: Preschool - 5 count, Youth - 10 count
  • Assisted jump in chest-deep water

SAFETY SKILLS:

  • Use of PFD - float on back, assisted to unassisted
  • Bobbing to safety
  • Assisted to unassisted rollover

ADVANCEMENT SKILLS:

  • Front float - unassisted - 5 seconds
  • Front glide
  • Front glide with kick: Preschool - 5 feet, Youth 10 feet
  • Back float - unassisted - 5 seconds