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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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PREREQUISITE:
Must be able to do back glides with kicking for 5 ft. (preschool) or 10 ft. (youth), Front Crawl with no side breathing for 10 ft. (preschool) or 15 ft. (youth), and five side breathing breaths with arms on wall.

SKILLS TO BE LEARNED

  • Review Advancement Skills for Otter
  • Front crawl with breathing: Preschool/Youth - 30 feet
  • Improve Backstroke: Preschool/Youth - 30 feet
  • Changing directions
  • Deep water adjustment
  • Underwater exploration - underwater glide, push from wall
  • Introduction to diving

SAFETY SKILLS

  • PFD - Deep water
  • Sculling
  • Leg extension from wall
  • Hazards in other aquatic environments - rivers and lakes
  • Throwing assist

ADVANCEMENT SKILLS

  • Front crawl with breathing: Preschool/Youth - 30 feet
  • Backstroke: Preschool/Youth - 30 feet