Academic Catalog

PHED 11C: WATER AWARENESS

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 1
Hours: 3 laboratory per week (36 total per quarter)
Advisory: This course is included in the Aquatic family of activity courses.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area VII: Lifelong Learning
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate with increased proficiency the skills necessary to feel comfortable in shallow water
  • The student will understand the basic techniques of buoyancy including floating, kicking & forward propulsion.

Description

Water awareness for non-swimmers, including basic water safety information as well as elementary swim techniques.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Explain basic water skills including personal safety and rescue techniques.
B. Demonstrate the ability to move horizontally through the water; building confidence and decreasing fear.
C. Successfully demonstrate water exploration, floating, basic strokes and rhythmic breathing.

Course Content

A. Exploration of Water
1. Breath holding
2. Bobbing
3. Opening eyes under water
4. Floating
5. Prone glide
6. Back float
7. Leveling off
8. Mental aspects for first time swimmers
B. Primary Skills
1. Rhythmic breathing
2. Side breathing
3. Combined arm strokes
4. Turn over
5. Front and back kick
6. Prone glide with kick
7. Back glide and kick
8. Skulling
9. Treading water

Lab Content

A. Exploration of Water
1. Breath holding
2. Bobbing
3. Opening eyes under water
4. Floating
5. Prone glide
6. Back float
7. Leveling off
8. Mental aspects for first time swimmers
B. Primary Skills
1. Rhythmic breathing
2. Side breathing
3. Combined arm strokes
4. Turn over
5. Front and back kick
6. Prone glide with kick
7. Back glide and kick
8. Skulling
9. Treading water

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Access to the pool.

Method(s) of Evaluation

Evaluation may include, but is not limited to:
A. Skills performance
B. Performance exams
C. Multiple choice, true/false exams
D. Participation

Method(s) of Instruction

Methods of instruction may include, but are not limited to:
A. Lecture
B. Discussion
C. Demonstration
D. Video Analysis
E. Visual Aid

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Onsgard, Eldin. Swimming Essentials. 2nd ed. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, October 10, 2014.

 

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Optional writing exercises based on recommended reading

 

Discipline(s)

Physical Education