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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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Dolphin

Dolphin

PREREQUISITE:
Must be comfortable in the deep water and be able to swim Front Crawl with side breathing for 25 yards, Backstroke for 25 yards, and Elementary Backstroke for 25 yards.

SKILLS TO BE LEARNED:

  • Review Advancement Skills for Sea Lion
  • Improve Front Crawl, Backstroke and Elementary Backstroke
  • Introduce Breaststroke
  • 5 minute continuous swim using Front Crawl, Backstroke, Elementary Backstroke, and Breaststroke
  • Introduction to Scissor kick
  • Introduction to Butterfly kick
  • Head first tuck surface dive
  • Feet first surface dive, pick up object from the deep end of the pool. Challenge swimmers with different weights (keys, bricks)

SAFETY SKILLS:

  • PFD: put life jacket on while treading in deep water
  • Adult CPR demonstration
  • Safety medley: head-up Front Crawl 50 feet, recover object at 8 feet, tread water for 30 seconds
  • Tread water 1 minute - introduction to egg-beater kick

Advancement Skills

  • Dive in, swim Front Crawl - 50 yards
  • Backstroke - 50 yards
  • Elementary Backstroke - 50 yards
  • Breaststroke 50 yards