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Effective: Summer 2013
PHED 10BAQUATICS: LEVEL II, INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING1 Unit(s)

Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Aquatic family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Demonstrate intermediate level skill proficiency in treading water, breaststroke & butterfly. Apply basic knowledge of competitive starts and turns. Improve swimming endurance and overall level of physical fitness.
  • Be able to demonstrate a level of skill and strength in the water
Description -
A continuation of development of swim and safety skills beyond the beginning phase. Includes physical and mental adjustment to water, buoyancy and body position, survival skills, and the basic competitive swim strokes. Includes intermediate water safety skills and knowledge leading to safe practices while in, on or about the water.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Utilize proper mechanics for front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke,
sidestroke, and elementary backstroke.
  • Develop a personalized conditioning program.
  • Improve cardio-vascular fitness.
  • Be familiar with and able to use standard pool rescue equipment.
  • Repeating students must demonstrate increased depth and breadth of
  • related skills, with new learning objectives.
    Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
    Access to the Swimming pool.

    Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  • Basic Water Skills
  • A. Floating
    1. Front
    2. Back
    3. Turning front to back
    B. Treading water/rotary kick
    C. Sculling
    1. On front
    2. On back
  • Stroke Refinement
  • A. Crawl Stroke
    1. Flutter kick
    2. Pulling
    3. Breathing
    B. Back Crawl
    1. Flutter kick
    2. Pulling
    3. Roll and breathing
    C. Breast Stroke
    1. Whip kick
    2. Pulling
    3. Timing and breathing
    4. Glide
    D. Elementary Backstroke
    1. Pull and kick coordination
    2. Glide
    E. Sidestroke
    1. Scissors kick
    2. Pull
    3. Glide
    III.Turns
    A. Open Turns
    1. Front
    2. Back
    B. Introduction to Racing Turns
    1. Flip turn
    2. Breaststroke pull down
  • Introduction to Butterfly
  • A. Dolphin kick
    B. Pull
    C. Stroke coordination
  • Diving
  • A. Surface dives
    1. Tuck
    2. Pike
    3. Feet first
    B. Entries
    1. Kneeling dive from side
    2. Standing dive from side
    3. Long, shallow dive
    4. Diving from low board
    5. Stride jump
  • Safety Skills
  • A. Diving board safety
    B. Rescue breathing
    1. Open airway
    2. Assess breathing
    C. Recognition of spinal injuries
    D. Introduction to CPR
    E. Use of rescue equipment
    1. Ring buoy
    2. Shepherd's crook
    3. Other available equipment
    VII. Repeating students must demonstrate increased depth and
    breadth of related skills, with new learning objectives.
    Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Skill demonstrations of strokes
    2. Journal Entries
    3. Writing assignments based on prepared reading materials
    4. Quizzes 1-4

    Representative Text(s) -
    Laughlin, Terry. Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009. Print.

    Disciplines -
    Physical Education
     
    Method of Instruction -
    Physical activity, video analysis, lecture & demonstration
     
    Lab Content -
  • Basic Water Skills
  • A. Floating
    B. Treading water/rotary kick
    C. Sculling
  • Stroke Refinement
  • A. Crawl Stroke
    B. Back Crawl
    C. Breast Stroke
    D. Elementary Backstroke
    E. Sidestroke
    III.Turns
    A. Open Turns
    B. Introduction to Racing Turns
  • Introduction to Butterfly
  • A. Dolphin kick
    B. Pull
    C. Stroke coordination
  • Diving
  • A. Surface dives
    B. Entries
  • Safety Skills
  • A. Diving board safety
    B. Rescue breathing
    C. Recognition of spinal injuries
    D. Introduction to CPR
    E. Use of rescue equipment
    VII. Repeating students must demonstrate increased depth and
    breadth of related skills, with new learning objectives.

     
    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    1. observation at high school and/or college level swim practice and/or swim meet
    2. Journal Entries
    3. Reading instructor prepared materials and completing assigned writing assignments