- Posted by:
- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- PE 180N
- Course Title:
- Swim Conditioning III
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture hours:
- Lecture/Lab hours:
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- Special Fee:
Uses aspects of swim skills to improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength/endurance, and flexibility. Includes water/land exercises, lap swimming and water games. Incorporates all of the competitive strokes for improved conditioning. Introduces open water swimming techniques. Recommended: Swim Conditioning II; 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 successful completion students should be able to:
Improve general and swimming fitness levels for maintaining lifelong health and
? Develop and apply proper swimming skills and technique for lifelong enjoyment
? Incorporate the back crawl, breast stroke, and butterfly into future swim
? Utilize techniques for efficient swimming in open water.
? Apply knowledge and respect for universal water safety and rules around the pool
Course Activities and Design
o Assess intensity using target heart rate and rating of perceived exertion.
o Perform various training methods including interval, fartlek, long?slow?distance,
o Demonstrate proper warm?up, cool down, and flexibility exercises for swimming.
o Demonstrate proper use of equipment including fins, paddles, pull buoys, kick
o Perform skill drills and games including 2?pool swims, finger drag, vertical flutter
o your buoy, catch?up stroke, swimming golf, water polo, relay races, diving, and
o Interact and share swimming knowledge in a group setting.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
? Beginning, ongoing, and end of term skill and fitness assessments.
? Video tape stroke analysis, and teacher observation
? Class participation
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
? 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
? Workout variations ( incorporating the breast stroke, back crawl, butterfly into
? Sighting, alternate side breathing, recovery, and glide for improved open water