PED 142


Division:  Arts & Sciences                                                                                                                       Date:   February 2014

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

Course Number & Title:  PED 142 Swimming II

Credit Hours:  1  Hours/Wk Lecture:     Hours/Wk Lab:        Lec/Lab Comb:


I.              Catalog Description:  Stresses the improvement of strokes, kicking & breathing.  Deep-water skills are also taught.  Increase proficiency in front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly & sidestroke.   Improve basic fitness level in swimming.  Depending on time: starts & turns & other competitive swim skills may be covered.

II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:  Swimming strokes are an integral component of health related fitness.  Appropriate strategies to facilitate the behaviors associated with swimming strokes are essential for total wellness.

III.           Required background:  Successfully completed Swimming 141 or has basic knowledge of swimming and are comfortable in all depths of water.  Non-developmental in reading and ENF 1 co-requisite.

IV.             Course Content (list the major topics):

A.      What is Watermanship?

1.       “Trick of the day”

2.       Challenges  that come with problem solving

3.       A definition of Watermanship

B.    Review the phases in swimming.

1.        Preparation

2.        Execution

3.        Recovering

C.    Review 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?

7.       Respect the water

D.    Warming Up & Cool Down

1.        Dynamic

2.        Static

3.       Breathing

4.       Strength

5.        Prepare the body for activity

E.     Equipment

1.       Pace clock

2.       Stretch cord

F.     Improving Strokes

1.       Crawl Stroke

2.       Back Crawl Stroke

3.       Butterfly Stroke

4.       Breaststroke

5.       Sidestroke

6.       Trudgen Stroke

G.   Turns

1.       Crawl Turns

2.       Back Turns

3.       Butterfly Turns

4.       Breaststroke Turns

H.    Improve Surface Dives with Underwater Swimming

1.       Tuck

2.        Pike

3.       Feet first

I.      Universal Sculling

1.       Neutral        

2.       Back

3.       Headfirst

4.       Feetfirst

5.       Pivot

6.       Circle

7.       Canoe

8.       Overhead

9.       Torpedo

10.   Sideways

11.   Ultimate

J.     Challenges in Watermanship

1.        Why are stroke challenges important?

2.        Why are fun challenges  important?

3.        What can you invent?

V.                   Learner Outcomes                                                   VI.     Evaluation

The student will:


A.    Follow a prescribed workout schedule for Swimming II.

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

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

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

C.   Participate in the water during all stroke & turn labs.  Feel how these skills develop better competency levels, awareness of safety & positive attitude toward watermanship.

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

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


E.   Be able to practice distance swimming with all strokes & turns learned.


VII.          This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Critical Thinking

Personal Development