ATHL 32C: FUNCTIONAL FITNESS FOR SWIMMING
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||3 laboratory per week (36 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Foothill GE:||Area VII: Lifelong Learning|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
|Repeatability:||May be taken six times for credit|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Upon completion students should be able to perform exercises in and out of the water to achieve improved cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility.
- Upon completion students should be able to identify weight management principles, basic physiology of exercise and the benefits of regular exercise.
The student will be able to:
A. Participate in a structured and comprehensive program of advanced weight training for the sport of swimming.
B. Develop and apply personal and performance goals.
C. Employ correct lifting techniques in a variety of advanced resistance exercise techniques for the sport of swimming.
D. Demonstrate the differences between a variety of advanced resistance exercise techniques for performance in the sport of swimming.
A. Establish performance goals which students are encouraged to work toward.
B. Develop knowledge and understanding of various advanced strength training techniques.
1. Super sets
4. Isometric and Super Slow training
5. Olympic style lifts
C. Develop strength through participation in various advanced strength training techniques.
D. Develop individualized performance goals which encourage specialization in the sport of swimming.
E. Explain physiological and anatomical relationships of weight training effects on the body consistent with the performance goals for the sport of swimming.
Use of pin-set machines, free weights and functional fitness strengthening exercises such as lifting, squatting, stretching, balancing (e.g., medicine balls, BOSU, and TRX).
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. Squat racks
C. Olympic lifting platforms
Method(s) of Evaluation
The student will demonstrate proficiency by:
A. Strength development will be assessed and measured by certain lifts such as the bench press, squats, and military press.
B. Demonstrating the correct form in the olympic lifts used for performance in the sport of swimming.
Method(s) of Instruction
A. Active participation by students and instructor to facilitate an effective learning environment.
B. Lecture and/or demonstration.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
NCAA Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Rules and Interpretations 2017-18 and 2018-19. Note: The most recent edition of the rules and interpretations will be used; annual updates are available online at www.ncaa.org/championships/playing-rules
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.