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Aquatics Classes

View the class schedule to see when and where these aquatics classes are offered:    

  • PHED 120 - Beginning Swimming
    The beginning skills for the non-swimmer. Designed to build confidence and develop a water-safe student. Two hours each week. Formerly PE 129.

  • PHED 121 – Intermediate Swimming
    Designed for students who have some swimming experience. Front crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, overarm sidestroke, and inverted breaststroke. Two hours each week. Formerly PE 130.

  • PHED 125 – Lifeguard Training
    To teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the student will receive American Red Cross Certifications in Lifeguard Training, Standard First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED Essentials, and Prevention of Disease Transmission. PREREQUISITES: Must be at least 15 years of age and must pass a swimming proficiency test on first day of class. Assessment level: AELR 930/READ 099. Two hours each week. Formerly PE 134.

  • PHED 128 – Water Exercise
    Stimulating exercises providing for optimum fitness. Water resistance for developing muscle tone, increased endurance, and figure improvement. Water buoyancy for aiding relaxation, endurance, flexibility, and figure improvement. Stress and tension release through creative exercises in shallow water. Not a swimming course. Assessment levels: AELW 940/ENGL 002, ALER 920/READ 095. Two hours each week. Formerly PE 135.

  • PHED 131 – Swimming for Fitness
    An individualized exercise program to develop cardiorespiratory fitness. Training methodology and conditioning principles applied to distance swimming. Emphasis on a personalized training program. This course does not include stroke technique. PREREQUISITE: Swimming proficiency. Assessment level: AELR 930/READ 099. Two hours each week. Formerly PE 137.

  • PHED 134 – Skin & Scuba Diving
    This course provides the novice swimmer with the minimum knowledge and skills necessary to participate in open water scuba diving activities without direct leadership supervision.  Upon successful completion of the course requirements, the student will receive an entry-level scuba diving certification.  Students must purchase fins, mask, snorkel, and six to eight pound weight belt for the course. PREREQUISITES: Recent physical examination and must pass a swimming proficiency test on first day of class. Assessment level: AELR 930/ READ 099. Ten sessions (One hour lecture, two hours laboratory) plus field trip for open water dives. Formerly PE 138.

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