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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

   

Ashley Schacher

When Aquatics Manager, Genessee Dennis, arrived in September, there were no Aquaducks classes because we did not have a teacher.  Ashley was asked if she were interested in working with babies - knowing she was a swimmer.  Ashley willingly obliged and was eager to learn.  She was given the resources for instruction and she developed the curriculum on her own.  She has even taken on private instruction and other swimming lessons.  Ashley is awesome with the kids and their parents.  She is self-motivated and never misses her shifts.  Not everyone is willing or good at working with really young children, so thank you Ashley for all you do at the Astoria Aquatic Center!


 
 
 

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