Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
9 hours laboratory.3 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 108 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 9 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: May be taken six times for credit.
Criteria:Active participation each quarter course is repeated will enhance student's cognitive and performance skills and emphasis will be put on increasing fitness levels. These include: A. Increased recognition of competitive techniques B. Increased physical fitness C. Increased development of advanced skills

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: 11/12;9/30/13;11/22/13

1. Description -
Competitive intercollegiate swimming emphasizing early season conditioning, development of skills and strategy, and team building through pre-conference and conference competition. Intended for particpants of the men's/women's swimming team.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate individual fundamental skills pertaining to swimming and/or diving.
  2. Demonstrate and apply practical and general knowledge of the sport of swimming and/or diving and its rules.
  3. Identify and analyze concepts, strategies, and personnel of opponents through film analysis and simulated competition situations.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to work with a team unit and develop team concepts.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Access to the swimming pool, training equipment (fins, bouts, kick boards)

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Individual fundamental skills and conditioning
    1. Agility
    2. Coordination
    3. Reaction
    4. Muscular strength
    5. Muscle and cardiovascular endurance
  2. Practical and general knowledge of swimming and/or diving and its rules
    1. Practice drills
    2. Competition situations
  3. Concepts and race/performance strategies
    1. Swimming events
    2. Diving events
    3. Team personnel
  4. Team development and goals
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Subjective assessment of physical skills and performance by direct coach's observation
    1. individual and team verbal critiques
    2. video analysis
    3. student-athlete counseling: academic involvement, athletic department, eligibility
    4. individual improvement, performance, and contribution to the total team effort
  2. Objective assessment of performance
    1. individual statistical record
    2. final evaluations
7. Representative Text(s) -
Current NCAA rulebook for swimming.

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education or Coaching
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Laboratory, Demonstration.
10. Lab Content -
Swimming--various styles
Breathing techniques

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 reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor
13. Need/Justification -
This course satisfies one of the two course requirements (minimum 4 units) for the Foothill GE Requirement for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-05-04 13:43:30

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines