- Course Number:
- PE 180C
- Course Title:
- Advanced Swimming
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Course DescriptionContinues the development of the student's swimming and water safety skills. Stroke refinement, and skill proficiency are stressed. New strokes introduced include the butterfly and underwater swimming. Prerequisites: PE 180B or instructor permission. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
1) Demonstrate Level Five or Level Six swimming skills using standards set by the American Red Cross.
2) Develop and apply proper skills in order to advance into the PCC Lap Swimming, Swim Conditioning, Lifeguard Training, and Water Safety Instructor courses.
3) Apply knowledge and respect for water safety and rules for lifelong enjoyment of swimming.
4) Improve swimming fitness and overall conditioning for maintaining lifelong health and fitness.
Course Activities and Design
1) Perform static and dynamic skill drills.
2) Apply knowledge in performing appropriate warm up, cool down, and flexibility exercises.
3) Watch video, instructor, and student demonstrations.
4) Demonstrate proper use of equipment including fins, paddles, pull buoys, kick boards, and inner tubes.
5) Participate in water safety/rules discussions, demonstrations, and skills practice.
6) Participate in beginning, ongoing, and end-of-term American Red Cross and PCC skills and fitness evaluations.
7) Learn about opportunities for advancing into other swimming classes at PCC.
8) Participate in group and individual instruction.
9) Develop swimming fitness by participating in lap swimming and training drills.
10) Improve skill and conditioning by participating in various games and races.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
1) Beginning, ongoing, and end-of-term skill and fitness assessments.
2) Class participation.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
1) Buoyancy and breath control, including alternate breathing
2) Water entry and exit, including stride jump, springboard diving, and long shallow dive.
3) Locomotion, including development of stroke refinement and proficiency in the front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly.
4) Turns, including open turns for all strokes, front and back crawl flip turns, and breaststroke speed turns.
5) Personal safety and rescue, including surface diving, spinal injury in-line stabilization techniques, springboard diving safety, throwing rescues, conditioning, and alternate kicks for treading water.