Open Water Swim Workshop for POC

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Hosted by Oshun Swim School

This is an invitation to know water more water intimately-- to gain the confidence, knowledge and skills to spend more time in our precious lakes, rivers, and oceans. We will focus on open water comfort and safety considerations that are different from swimming in a pool. We will also do some swim skill building geared  towards beginner or intermediate swimmers. This is an experience of  water in its most natural state.  Mindfulness, meditation and self inquiry will be integrated into the experience.  There is nothing quite like swimming in a natural body of water under the wide open sky - come  join!  

Please note this class is a space for those who identify as a Person of Color. Please contact oshunswimschool@gmail.com if you have questions or want to find a different way to be involved!   


Meeting Location: Leaven Community, 5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97211 

Swimming Locations: Washougal Swimming Hole 

Start Date: Saturday, August 24th 

Time: 11:00AM - 3:30PM, drive time plus a 2.5h workshop

Cost: Sliding Scale $10-$40 What You’ll Need to Bring: 

  • Whatever you would like to get into the water with
  • Towel
  • Comfortable shoes that you can get wet - sandals with back straps/water shoes/ sneakers (please no flip flops)
  • Water
  • Lunch & snacks as needed.
  • Sun protection


We will meet at Leaven Community at 11:00AM sharp and carpool to our swim location. Our workshop will last about 2.5 hours and we plan to be back at Leaven at 3:30pm.

Paddle with Next Adventure

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Kayak & Standup Paddle Board

Have you ever thought about getting in a kayak or trying standup paddle boarding? This would be a wonderful opportunity and the price is right. Join us on the water with Next Adventure as they show us the ropes. You can choose single kayak or a tandem and kayak with a friend. Build community on the water with us!


Meeting Location: Leaven Community, 5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97211 

Paddling Locations: Scappoose Bay Paddling Center

Start Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019

Time: 4:45PM - 8:45PM

Cost: Sliding Scale $5-$40 


What You’ll Need to Bring: 

  • Whatever you would like to get on the water with
  • Towel
  • Bare feet or comfortable shoes that you can get wet 
  • Water
  • Meal & snacks as needed.
  • Sun protection
  • Change of clothes


We will depart Leaven no later than 4:45PM. We should arrive in Scappoose by 5:30. We will do safety and paddle lessons and then get on the water till about 8PM. We will head back to Leaven and expect to be there by 8:45 to 9:00PM.