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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

Brianna Bowker has led our Recreation Division since 2018 and she’s worked tirelessly since then to raise the bar for the many programs and activities she oversees: youth and adult sports, pre-k childcare, special events, summer camps and after school care for elementary students, and much more.  Brianna is a driving force for our department and sets a positive example for the staff she leads and the patrons she serves.  We wish we could say more to emphasize how important she is to our organization, but we’ll settle for a big THANK YOU BRI!!!!

Park Partner of the Month

We wanted to recognize our community partner the US Coast Guard, and specifically their Rescue Swimmer unit that uses our facilities to train.  Coast Guard personnel are always quick to volunteer assistance and we are so grateful for our partnership with our local USCG members.  Semper Paratus!


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