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Effective: Summer 2013

Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Aquatic family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Develop improved cardiovascular conditioning through competitive swimming.
  • Demonstrate and explain proper swimming techniques and demonstrate a knowledge of different types of competitive workout planning
Description -
Advanced programs & concepts of swim strokes, competitive flip turns, and endurance training for competition.

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.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Swimming pool

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)

    Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Tests of aquatic proficiency.
    2. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation.
    3. Written final examination.
    Representative Text(s) -
    Laughlin, Terry. Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009. Print.

    Disciplines -
    Physical Education
    Method of Instruction -
    Lecture, Laboratory, Demonstration
    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

    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