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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

 

Niko Tila has been a lifeguard with the Astoria Aquatic Center for three years. During his time as a lifeguard, Niko has shown a strong aptitude as a first responder. He has also progressed as a natural leader among his peers, consistently going above and beyond to assist in coaching his peers when practicing lifesaving skills and  always leading by example. Niko was promoted to a lead guard in May of this year and has continued to excel as a leader.

Recently, in the Aquatic Center's quarterly unannounced audit, Niko received scores of "EXCEEDS standards" in all categories of the audit. His leadership during the skills testing scenario were so exemplary, he was given a special recognition of “outstanding rescuer." We are very proud of Niko’s achievement and greatly appreciate his leadership as a lifeguard.

 

Park Partner of the Month

Norm Stutzenegger has been a volunteer coach with Astoria Parks and Recreation for 16 years. Norm is one of the most requested coaches by players in our baseball program.  His kindness and knowledge of basic fundamentals have been great tools in shaping the skill set of young ball players in Astoria. Not only has Norm been a wonderful volunteer coach, but he supports our programs through team sponsorships with his local business, Columbia Screenprinting. He does an outstanding job outfitting our teams in uniforms.  Norm has been an exemplary volunteer to the Astoria Parks and Recreation Department, and to the community at large.  Thank you, Norm!

 
 
 

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