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Effective: Summer 2013

Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
May be taken six times for credit.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Upon completion student athletes should be able to execute race strategies appropriate to the sport, demonstrating and understanding those strategies.
  • Through observation at practice and competition student athletes will show the skills at a level which could qualify a student athlete for NCAA and NAIA competition.
Description -
Competitive intercollegiate swimming working toward personal and physical development, athletic scholarship, transfer, and career opportunities. Intended for participants of the men's/women's swimming team.

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.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Access to the swimming pool, training equipment (fins, bouts, kick boards)

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
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
Representative Text(s) -
Current NCAA rulebook for swimming.

Disciplines -
Physical Education or Coaching
Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Laboratory, Demonstration.
Lab Content -
  1. Swimming--various styles
  2. Breathing techniques
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.