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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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Park Shark II

Park shark

Must be able to dive in and swim 50 yards of front crawl, back crawl, sidestroke, and breaststroke. Must be able to execute a pike or tuck surface dive to 8 feet, swim underwater 20 feet, surface and tread water for 5 minutes.

Skills taught at this level

  • Review Advancement Skills for Park Shark

  • Surface dives (pike, tuck, feet first - retrieve brick from 8 feet)

  • Compact jump with rescue tube, swim 25 yards with rescue tube using approach stroke

  • Improve flip turns front and back

  • Personal safety (barriers and bloodborne pathogens)

  • 500-yard swim using all strokes except butterfly

  • 200-yard individual medley

  • Butterfly

  • Review basic rescues with tube (front drive, rear huggie)

  • Jellyfish float for 5 minutes

  • Tread water for 3 minutes

  • Egg-beater kick for 25 feet

  • Brick tread for 1 minute

  • Personal fitness (heart rate and lap swim etiquette)

  • Underwater swim for 20 feet

Advancement Skills

  • Swim 4 lengths each of breaststroke, back crawl, sidestroke, and front crawl

  • Long shallow dive, swim 100-yard individual medley

  • Compact jump and approach stroke 10 yards with rescue tube