- Course Number:
- PE 180N
- Course Title:
- Swim Conditioning III
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Course DescriptionUses 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 notrequired. Swimsuits are required ? must be in good condition and clean, no cut?offs. Swimcaps are optional. Hair is not permitted to hang in the face. Towels, lockers, and locks areprovided 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 fitness.
- Develop and apply proper swimming skills and technique for lifelong enjoyment of swimming.
- Incorporate the back crawl, breast stroke, and butterfly into future swim conditioning workouts.
- Utilize techniques for efficient swimming in open water.
- Apply knowledge and respect for universal water safety and rules around the pool environment.
Course Activities and Design
- Assess intensity using target heart rate and rating of perceived exertion.o 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, kickboards.
- Perform skill drills and games including 2-pool swims, finger drag, vertical flutterkicking, presso your buoy, catch-up stroke, swimming golf, water polo, relay races, diving, and timed swims.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 workouts).
- Sighting, alternate side breathing, recovery, and glide for improved open water techniques.