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PAC 232 Arizona Seals Swimming Academy III
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. Long-course program.

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 50-100 meters 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 in general endurance through continuous workout sessions characterized by low intensity, long duration, increased economy of work, mobilized muscle groups for long efforts, and increased self-control.
7. (Synthesis Level) Develop swimming skill through workouts characterized by variable duration, intensity, and recovery to develop strength, endurance, economy, coordination, and precision of movements.
8. (Synthesis Level) Develop swimming skill through cultivation of special form in a variety of competitive exercises that mimic a given event.
9. (Synthesis Level) Develop dynamic swimming skill through a variety of special exercises that isolate specific skills.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation