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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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Polar Bear

Polar bear

Must be able to do front crawl with breathing for 30 feet and back crawl for 30 feet.

Skills taught at this level

  • Review Advancement Skills for Seal

  • Front crawl with breathing for 50 feet

  • Jump into deep water and level off

  • Intro to elementary backstroke

  • Deep water reach and throw assists

  • Hazards in aquatics environments - oceans, beaches

  • Drugs/alcohol in an aquatic environment

  • Back crawl for 50 feet

  • Underwater exploration

  • Intro to breaststroke kick

  • Intro to treading water

  • Basic boating safety

  • Diving - knee dive to standing dive

  • Improve finning and flutter

  • Feet-first surface dive

  • Change direction in deep water

Advancement Skills

  • Front crawl with breathing: 50 feet

  • Back crawl: 50 feet