Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
3 hours laboratory.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Certificate of Achievement,   Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11/13/12

1. Description -
Introduction to swimming and safety skills. Includes physical and mental adjustment to water, buoyancy and body position, survival skills, and basic swim strokes.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Aquatic family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Use proper stroke and breathing mechanics for the front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke.
  2. Demonstrate proper technique for beginning swimming strokes.
  3. Explain personal safety skills usable during a water emergency.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Access of Swimming Pool

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Stroke Mechanics
    1. Front crawl
    2. Back crawl
    3. Backstroke
  2. Breathing Mechanics
    1. Front crawl
    2. Back crawl
    3. Backstroke
  3. General Safety Skills
    1. Learn safe diving rules
    2. Basic water safety techniques
    3. Become familiar with pool rescue equipment
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Skill demonstrations of strokes
  2. Journal Entries
  3. Writing assignments based on prepared reading materials
  4. Quizzes 1-4
7. Representative Text(s) -
Laughlin, Terry. Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009. Print.

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Physical activity
  2. Video analysis
  3. Lecture
  4. Demonstration
10. Lab Content -
  1. Stroke Mechanics
  2. Breathing Mechanics
  3. General Safety Skills
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Attendance & observation at high school and/or college level swim practice and/or swim meet
  2. Journal Entries
  3. Reading instructor prepared materials and completing assigned writing assignments
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the Certificate of Achievement, Transfer Studies: CSU GE and satisfies the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-06-25 17:20:16

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines