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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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Sea Lion

Sea lion

PREREQUISITE:
Must be comfortable in the deep water and able to swim Front Crawl with side breathing for 50 ft. and Backstroke for 50 ft.

SKILLS TO BE LEARNED:

  • Review Advancement Skills for Polar Bear
  • Improve Front Crawl
  • Improve Elementary Backstroke
  • Introduction to Breaststroke kick
  • Standing dive to long shallow dive/ diving safety
  • Open turns - front and back

SAFETY SKILLS

  • Bobbing in deep water
  • Treading in deep water - 30 seconds (scissor kick, Breaststroke kick)
  • PFD- Jump in and swim 45 feet
  • Rescue breathing demonstration
  • Personal Safety - hypothermia
  • Feet first surface dive in deep water
  • Lap swim etiquette

ADVANCEMENT SKILLS

  • Front crawl - 25 yards
  • Back crawl - 25 yards
  • Elementary backstroke - 25 yards