Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Beginning Swimming

 Title Abbreviation:   BEGINNING SWIMMING

 Department:    PE

 Course #:    105

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1.5

 CIP:    310501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Simple water safety techniques for the non-swimmer. Development of confidence, floating and elementary strokes will be taught.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Get safely from deep water using basic swimming skills
  2. Strategize diverse ways of surviving in the water

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Major skills
    • Front crawl
    • Elementary back stroke
    • Side stroke
    • Breast stroke
    • Feet first dive
    • Front dive
  2. Minor skills
    • Face float and glide
    • Bobbing
    • Rhythmical breathing
    • Tuck float
    • Back float
    • Flutter kick
    • Treading water
    • Inverted frog kick
    • Changing directions
    • Frog kick
    • Scissor kick