PED 195

Division:  Arts & Sciences                                                                                                           Date:  February 2014

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

Course Number & Title:  PED 195 Swimming Fitness

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


I.              Catalog Description:  This course is designed to improve fitness level through cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, & flexibility training.  It also covers scientific stroke mechanics, basic water safety, & components of fitness. 

II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:  Swimming techniques are an integral component of health related fitness survival skills.  Appropriate strategies to facilitate the correct style associated with swimming strokes are essential for total wellness & saving energy to maximize the aerobic benefit .

III.           Required background:  Successfully completed Swimming 142 or well-adjusted to deep water.  Able to swim one length on front or side & one on the back.  Also can enter deep water & tread for one minute.  Non-developmental in reading and ENF 1 co-requisite.

IV.             Course Content (list the major topics):

A.      How can we prepare to swim?

1.       Benefits

2.       What category are you?

3.       Equipment

4.       Assessing readiness

5.       T-Swim

6.       Heart rate

7.       Reading workouts

B.       Balance Correct Technique

1.        Static

2.        Dynamic

3.        Recovering

4.       Scientific

C.       Warming Up, Stretching, & Cool Down

1.        When

2.        How

3.       Water temperature

4.       Land & water

5.       Prevent cramping & soreness

6.        Neuromuscular system

D.      Workout Zones

1.       Perceived Exertion

2.       Heart Rate

3.        Aerobic Target

4.        GATHRR

5.       Caloric

E.        Training Zone

1.       Green

2.        Blue

3.        Purple

4.        Yellow

5.        Orange

6.        Red

F.        Charting Progress

1.       Swimming Golf

2.        Lactate Endurance

3.       Lactate Tolerance

G.      Universal Sculling

1.       Neutral        

2.       Back

3.       Headfirst

4.       Feetfirst

5.       Pivot

6.       Circle

7.       Canoe

8.       Overhead

9.       Torpedo

10.   Sideways

11.   Ultimate

H.      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 Fitness Swimming.

Students will be evaluated using T-test, goal workout sheets, personal fitness log, written test, and project.

B.   Participate in the water working on drills for technique and conserving energy to build their survival skills.


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

C.   Demonstrate a workable knowledge of preparing to swim.


D.   Participate in the assessment of swimming levels, heart rate & zones


E.   Develop a workable knowledge of the scientific information to improve their survival skills in swimming.


VII.           This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Critical Thinking

Personal Development