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Effective: Summer 2013
PHED 11CWATER AWARENESS1 Unit(s)

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 -
  • Demonstrate with increased proficiency the skills necessary to feel comfortable in shallow water
  • The student will understand the basic techniques of buoyancy including floating, kicking & forward propulsion.
Description -
Water awareness for non-swimmers Including basic water safety information as well as elementary swim techniques.

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.

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

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

    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
    Representative Text(s) -
    Laughlin, Terry. Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004. Print.

    Disciplines -
    Physical Education
     
    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
     
    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

     
    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    Optional writing exercises based on recommended reading