- Course Number:
- PE 180L
- Course Title:
- Swim Conditioning I
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
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- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionFocuses on improvments in cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength/endurance, and flexibility through swimming. Includes water/land exercises, lap swimming and water games. Recommended: intermediate level swim skills or equivalent. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Each student may wish to purchase swim goggles, which are recommended, but not required. Swimsuits are required - must be in good condition and clean, no cut-offs. Swim caps are optional. Hair is not permitted to hang in the face. Towels, lockers, and locks are provided to each student on a check-out basis.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Improve general and swimming fitness levels for maintaining lifelong health and fitness.
- Develop, apply and improve swimming skills and techniques for lifelong enjoyment of swimming.
- Apply knowledge and respect for universal water safety and rules around the pool environment.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Beginning, midterm, and end of term fitness assessments.
- Observation, evaluation, and feedback
- Class participation and attendance
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
SUBJECT MATTER: CONCEPTS, THEMES, ISSUES (TOPICAL AREAS)
- Safety aspects of aquatics
- Swimming training methods
- Hydrodynamic principles
- Skill/fitness development and improvement
- Lap swimming etiquette
- Opportunities for community/competitive swimming
- Creating a positive environment for enjoying swimming training
- Benefits of a physically active lifestyle
- Assess intensity using target heart rate and rating of perceived exertion.
- Demonstrate competency using the front crawl, back crawl, and breast stroke.
- Perform various training methods including interval, fartlek, long-slow-distance, and continuous.
- Demonstrate proper warm-up, cool down, and flexibility exercises for swimming.
- Demonstrate proper use of equipment including fins, paddles, pull buoys, kick boards.
- Perform skill drills and games including 2-pool swims, finger drag, vertical flutter kicking, press your buoy, catch-up stroke, swimming golf, water polo, relay races, diving, and timed swims.
- Interact and share swimming knowledge in a group setting.