Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
PHED 11CWATER AWARENESSSummer 2013
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: Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

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

1. Description -
Water awareness for non-swimmers Including basic water safety information as well as elementary swim techniques.
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. Explain basic water skills including personal safety and rescue techniques.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to move horizontally through the water; building confidence and decreasing fear.
  3. Successfully demonstrate water exploration, floating, basic strokes and rhythmic breathing.

3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Access to the pool.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  • Exploration of Water
  • A. Breath Holding
    B. Bobbing
    C. Opening eyes under water
    D. Floating
    E. Prone glide
    F. Back float
    G. Leveling off
    H. Mental aspects for first time swimmers

  • Primary Skills
  • A. Rhythmic Breathing
    B. Side Breathing
    C. Combined arm strokes
    D. Turn over
    E. Front and back kick
    F. Prone glide with kick
    G. Back glide and kick
    H. Skulling
    I. Treading water

    5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
     
    6. Methods of Evaluation -
    Evaluation may include but is not limited to:
    1. Skills performance
    2. Performance exams
    3. Multiple choice, true/false exams
    4. Participation
    7. Representative Text(s) -
    Laughlin, Terry. Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004. Print.

    8. Disciplines -
    Physical Education
     
    9. Method of Instruction -
    Methods of instruction may include but are not limited to:
    1. Lecture
    2. Discussion
    3. Demonstration
    4. Video Analysis
    5. Visual Aid
     
    10. Lab Content -
  • Exploration of Water
  • A. Breath Holding
    B. Bobbing
    C. Opening eyes under water
    D. Floating
    E. Prone glide
    F. Back float
    G. Leveling off
    H. Mental aspects for first time swimmers

  • Primary Skills
  • A. Rhythmic Breathing
    B. Side Breathing
    C. Combined arm strokes
    D. Turn over
    E. Front and back kick
    F. Prone glide with kick
    G. Back glide and kick
    H. Skulling
    I. Treading water

     
    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 -
    Optional writing exercises based on recommended reading
    13. Need/Justification -
    This course meets the Foothill GE requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.


    Course status: Active
    Last updated: 2014-04-03 15:45:50


    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines