NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
PED 141 - SWIMMING I (1 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Introduces skills and methods of swimming strokes. Focuses on safety, water skill, and physical conditioning. Lecture 1 hour.  Laboratory 1 hour.  Total 2 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

The purpose of this course is to learn basic swimming strokes and safety in the water.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

A. demonstrate the basic beginner skills: front crawl, elementary backstroke, floats, glides, changing directions
B. demonstrate rescue breathing, safety and rescue techniques
C. understand the basic principles of swimming and safety skills.
MAJOR ELEMENTS OF CONTENT A. Breathing techniques and buoyancy
B. Floats, glides
C. Combined arm and leg action of front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke.
D. Finning or sculling
E. Changing directions in water
F. Jumping and diving in deep water
G. Personal safety and rescue
H. Rescue breathing, survival floating, treading water
I. Combined skills
Revised 10/93

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