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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Sea Lion

Sea lion

Must be able to front crawl with breathing for 50 feet, and back crawl for 50 feet.

Skills taught at this level

  • Review Advancement Skills for Polar Bear

  • Tread in deep water 30 seconds

  • Standing dive to long shallow dive

  • Open turns, front and back

  • Underwater swim - 4 body lengths, pick up diving rings

  • PFD, jump into deep water, swim 45 feet

  • Sculling on back with flutter kick

  • Breaststroke kick review and introduction of breaststroke

  • Bobbing in deep water

  • Jellyfish float

  • Improve front crawl

  • Elementary backstroke

  • Rescue breathing

  • Back crawl

  • Personal Safety - hypothermia

Advancement Skills

  • Front crawl - 1 length

  • Back crawl - 1 length

  • Elementary backstroke - 1 length