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PAC 230 Arizona Seals Swimming Academy I
Credit Hours:  2
Effective Term: Fall 2011
SUN#: None
AGEC: 
Credit Breakdown: 6 Labs
Times for Credit: 4
Grading Option: Both A/F and S/U
Cross-Listed:


Description: The Arizona Seals is a USA Swimming-sanctioned swim team and maintains membership with USA Swimming, the National Governing Body for swimming in the U.S. This course emphasizes the fundamentals of swimming with a focus on comfort in the water. Structured practice sessions include stroke development, stroke proficiency, endurance training, resistance exercise, and flexibility. Seminars on the importance of a healthy lifestyle will be incorporated. Modeled after the USA Swimming Age-Group Swim Program. Short-course program I. Prerequisite: Student must meet minimum water proficiency eligibility criteria.

Prerequisites: Student must meet minimum water proficiency eligibility criteria.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Demonstrate legal starts off of pool deck and starting blocks, as defined by USA Swimming.
2. (Application Level) Demonstrate legal locomotion skills by swimming continuously for 25-50 yards at minimum, as defined by USA Swimming, any combination of strokes/events: breastroke, butterfly, backstroke, freestyle, individual medley, relay.
3. (Application Level) Demonstrate legal flip- and/or speed- turns, as defined by USA Swimming.
4. (Application Level) Demonstrate and discuss the benefits of endurance conditioning, breath control, flexibility, and water safety.
5. (Synthesis Level) Develop swimming skill through a variety of strictly regulated exercise regimens and competitive regimens.
6. (Synthesis Level) Develop swimming skill through repetitive workouts, consisting of repeating a certain type of exercise in a workout, which has a constant intensity of exercise, optimal rest periods, and a variable number of repetitions of the exercise.
7. (Synthesis Level) Develop swimming skill through repetitive exercises to learn new movements, learn the pace of exercises, and consolidate previously learned habits.
8. (Synthesis Level) Develop swimming skill through a variety of directed exercises involving controlled use of muscle groups and fuels essential to the given event without negative influence on technique.
9. (Synthesis Level) Develop swimming skill through a variety of general exercises to ensure all-around physical development and positive transfer of the training effect.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation