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Swimming I

Course NumberLWA 172
Lab Hours30
Lecture Hours0
Course DescriptionDevelops fundamental swimming and safety skills. Credit may be earned in LW 172 or LWA 172 but not in both. (0-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and explain the concepts and components of Swimming I.
  1. Explain the following physical laws of swimming:
    1. Newton's laws of motion
    2. Form drag, wave drag, and body surface drag
  2. Describe and explain the basic rules of water safety and the importance of following these rules.
  3. Describe and explain a minimum of five of the physical fitness benefits of swimming on a regular basis.

Demonstrate the concepts and components of Swimming I.
  1. Demonstrate the following swimming skills:
    1. Front crawl with rhythmic breathing (25 yds.)
    2. Back crawl (25 yds.)
    3. Elementary backstroke (25 yds)
    4. Sidestroke (25 yds.)
    5. Breaststroke (25 yds.)
    6. Jump into water and swim 25 yards
    7. Basic short dive
  2. Demonstrate the following safety skills:
    1. Relieving a cramp
    2. Reaching assists
    3. Extension assists
    4. Throwing assists
    5. Treading water
    6. Proper use of a Personal Floatation Device (PFD)
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in endurance by swimming 12 lengths of the pool.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to chart their progress through the use of a journal.

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