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: 07/01/2008; 11/13/12

1. Description -
Advanced programs & concepts of swim strokes, competitive flip turns, and endurance training for competition.
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:
A. develop advanced technical swimming skills in all strokes.
B. explain aerobic training principles involved in swimming
C. practice and demonstrate competitive turns.
D. recognize the benefits of a regular aerobics swimming program.
E. identify signs and symptoms of swimming training intolerance.
F. practice and demonstrate emergency safety skills.
G. explain historical and cultural components of long course swimming.

3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Swimming pool

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Advanced swimming techniques
1. Stroke instruction
2. Freestyle pulling
3. Backstroke pulling
4. Breaststroke pulling
5. Butterfly pulling
6. Breaststroke kicking
7. Butterfly kicking
B. Aerobic training techniques
1. Intensity
2. Duration
3. Frequency
4. Fartlek training
5. Interval training
6. Distance training
C. Benefits of an aerobic swimming program
1. Muscular strength, endurance, flexibility
2. Cardiovascular fitness
3. Body composition development
  • Signs and symptoms of exercise intolerance
  • 1. Shortness of breath
    2. Fatigue
    3. Nervousness
    4. Reduced coordination
    5. Persistent soreness in muscles and joints
    E. Safety skills
    1. Extensions
    2. Sudden immersion skills
    3. Rescue breathing (shallow and deep)

    5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
    6. Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Tests of aquatic proficiency.
    2. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation.
    3. Written final examination.
    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 -
    Lecture, Laboratory, Demonstration
    10. Lab Content -
    1. Advanced swimming techniques
    2. Aerobic training techniques
    3. Benefits of an aerobic swimming program
    4. Signs and symptoms of exercise intolerance
    5. 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 meets the Foothill GE requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

    Course status: Active
    Last updated: 2014-04-03 15:45:12

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines