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PAC 231 Arizona Seals Swimming Academy II
Credit Hours:  2
Effective Term: Fall 2011
SUN#: None
AGEC: (None)  
Credit Breakdown: 6 Labs
Times for Credit: 4
Grading Option: Both A/F and S/U

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 will 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 II.

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 and 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/or competitive regimens.
6. (Synthesis Level) Develop swimming skill through interval workouts, consisting of strictly regulated work and rest periods, training loads, intensities of work in exercise, and number of repetitions of the exercise.
7. (Synthesis Level) Develop swimming skill in speed-endurance through intervals where rest periods should be of such a type and duration as to ensure that the new stimuli is applied while the effects of the previous one are still present.
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