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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


Cole Beeson has worked at the Astoria Aquatic Center since March of 2017. Cole is always eager to help out at the pool and has been trained to work in every role at the Aquatic Center: as a Lifeguard, Cashier, Swim Instructor and Lead Lifeguard.

Cole has a positive attitude and is a natural leader among his peers. We value Cole’s positive leadership. He is an awesome team player!

Volunteer of the Month

Morgan Tisdale and his wife moved to Astoria from Portland a little over three years ago. They had been dreaming of the move to Astoria for 10-15 years, and when they became pregnant, decided the time was right. Morgan had been practicing Jiu Jitsu for 10 years at that point, and as he and his wife were expecting, decided he wanted to teach kids for the experience of “fatherhood” training. The rest is history. Morgan has been volunteering as the Jiu Jitsu instructor with Astoria Parks and Recreation ever since. Morgan is one of the Managers at Buoy Beer and now has a two year old son named Spencer. We greatly appreciate the time and effort that Morgan continues to put in week after week and year after year investing in the youth in our community.

 
 
 

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