PED 141


Division:  Arts & Sciences                                                                                                                       Date:  February 2014

Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Liberal Arts, Business Administration and Science

Course Number & Title:  PED 141 Swimming 1

Credit Hours:  2  Hours/Wk Lecture:     Hours/Wk Lab:        Lec/Lab Comb:


I.              Catalog Description:  Introduces skills & methods of swimming strokes.  Focuses on safety & physical conditioning.  This course will cover the basic swimming stroke techniques including applicable kicking & swimming drills in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly & sidestroke.

II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:  An understanding & practice of the safety skills help one to develop and maintain lifelong wellness.

III.           Required background:  Non-developmental in reading and ENF 1 co-requisite.

IV.            Course Content (list the major topics):

A.       What are the phases in swimming?

1.        Preparation

2.        Execution

3.        Recovering

B.       Safety Considerations

1.        Never swim alone.

2.       Know the area where you are going to swim.

3.       Do not overestimate your ability.

4.       When can you swim after eating?

5.       Know & abide by the rules at the swimming area.

6.       When & where may I dive?

C.       Warming Up & Cool Down

1.        Dynamic

2.        Static

3.        Prepare the body for activity

D.       Strokes

1.       Basic Backstroke

2.       Crawl Stroke

3.       Breaststroke

4.       Back Crawl Stroke

5.       Butterfly Stroke

6.       Sidestroke


E.        Surface Dives

1.       Tuck

2.        Pike

3.       Feet first

F.        Dives

1.       Sitting        

2.       Kneeling

3.       Standing

4.       Competitive

G.     Games & Stunts

1.        Skill Drills

2.        Challenges

3.        Combinations

V.             Learner Outcomes                                                   VI.     Evaluation

                        The student will:


A.    Develop a comprehensive knowledge of the safety considerations through the lecture/skills presented during class.

Students will be evaluated using skills test, goal workout sheets, articles & written test.

B.   Participate in the water during all stroke labs and feel how these skills develop stronger swimmers.

All students will be required to participate actively in the water through the use of skills tests.

C.   Develop an understanding of how important our breathing technique and proper form can enhance our movement in the water.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.

D.   Be able to practice distance swimming with all strokes learned.


VII.     This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Critical Thinking

Personal Development