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City of Astoria, Oregon

 

Swim Classes

Aqua Ducks
For children 6 month to 3 years, accompanied by an adult, in the water.
Experience a fun, interactive, water adjustment program designed to introduce basic water skills as the instructor guides parent and child. Parents develop confidence using proper holding positions and techniques, allowing children to develop fundamentals that can lead to a lifetime of safe practices and water enjoyment. Swim diapers are required for children who are not potty-trained.

Lil' Shrimp
Preschool: 3-5 years
For the non-swimmer: It's fun to make bubbles and get my eyes and ears wet! My teacher will help me float and glide in the water. I wonder if a lifejacket will help me float? I'm learning to love the water!

Jellyfish
Preschool: 3-5 years, Youth: 6-12 years
Pre-requisites: I am comfortable in the water! I can put my whole face in the water and blow bubbles for 5 seconds! I can float and glide with assistance on my front and back! I can do it!

Sea Otter
Preschool: 3-5 years, Youth: 6-12 years
Pre-requisites: I can do a front crawl without taking a breath: Preschool: 10 feet; Youth: 15 feet. I can back glide: Preschool: 5 feet; Youth: 10 feet. I can do side breathing on the wall. Preschool: 5 breaths; Youth: 10 breaths. I like to bob! Preschool: 5 bobs; Youth: 10 bobs.

Walrus
Pre-requisites: Front crawl with breathing for 20 feet; back crawl for 15 feet; Jump into lap pool at 6-8 feet unassisted.

Sea Lion
Pre-requisites: Front crawl with breathing, using proper technique: 1/2 length of the pool. Back crawl using proper technique: 1/2 length of the pool. Underwater swim for 15 feet. Whip kick on back with equipment: 1/2 length of the pool. Deep-water bobs: 5 deep water bobs.

Orca
Pre-requisites: Front crawl with breathing, using proper technique: length of the pool. Back crawl: length of the pool. Elementary backstroke with proper technique: length of the pool. Deep-water bobs: 15 bobs.

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Employee
of the
Month


Nicolette Cooper and Susan Principe

Nicolette joined our lifeguarding team in July of 2017.  Nicolette is very reliable and can always be counted on by her co-workers.  She is always willing to tackle new challenges and is training to teach swim lessons.  When our facility was faced with a shortage of a 5:00 am shift, she willingly offered to work a few mornings a week.  Nicolette is also a “cleaning warrior” and spends any free time ensuring our facility looks good.  Thank you Nicolette for your flexibility and hard work!


Susan has worked for the Aquatic Center as a swim instructor and cashier for over a year.  This fall, Susan also joined our lifeguard team.  Susan has an excellent “can do” attitude and brings positive energy to work with her every day regardless of which hat she is wearing.

Susan has a special knack for working with children and has a deep love for teaching swim lessons, she enjoys teaching group lessons and private lessons.  As a lifeguard, Susan is very attentive to safety and works well as a team member.  Additionally, Susan pays special attention to cleaning and strives to keep our facility looking nice and clean.  Thank you Susan for all you do for the Aquatic Center!

 
 
 

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