P.E. 163  Swimming

General Information:  P.E. 163 is an all-levels swim class encompassing beginners through advanced swimmers.  Many skills will be taught including the ten basic strokes, drown-proofing, disrobing, diving, water safety and treading.  Some class time will be spent playing water games, practicing elementary canoe basics, developing snorkeling skills and viewing related films.

Goals and Objectives

1.  To review basic swimming skills:  mastery of strokes will be emphasized.  This includes freestyle, backstroke, side stroke, breast stroke, elementary backstroke, over arm side stroke, trudgen, trudgen crawl, butterfly and inverted breast stroke.

2.  To become acquainted with advanced techniques includeing personal safety and rescue, water entries. turns and deep water survival.

3.  To participate in various water games.

4.  To understand the physics of buoyancy, floating, center of gravity, diving and the "pull and recovery" stages of specific strokes.

5.  To learn how to execute disrobing procedures and basic canoe safety techniques.

6.  To exercise, relax and socialize in the pool environment.

Attire: bathing suit

Grading: Grades are based on a swimming test given at the end of the semester on the ten basic strokes.  Each stroke is worth a maximum of 10 points:  two points for each correct execution of the 5 elements of the stroke:  arms, legs, breathing, body position and coordination.  A's will be awarded to those students who score 88-100 points; B's for 76-87 points; C's for 75 or less.  D's and F's will be assigned to those students who fail to meet the attendance requirement.

Attendance:  Students are expected to attend and participate in class.  If a student is unable to par5ticipate and can provide a reasonable explanation to the instructor, he/she may "sit-out."  Students are allowed to accumulate a total of 6 missed classes in any combination of  "sit-Outs" and absences providing that the total number of messed classes does not exceed 4.  All missed classes must be made up.  Once the total number of missed classes exceeds 6 or absences exceeds 4, the student's grade will be lowered one letter grade for each missed class.

General Class Schedule: 

week    1  Introduction                                              9  Breast Stroke, Fins, Snorkels
            2  Swim Assessment                                    10  Diving, Butterfly
            3  Free Style                                                11  Inverted Breast Stroke
            4. Free Style, Elementary Back Stroke         12  Disrobing
            5  Back Stroke                                            13  Trudgen, Trudgen Crawl
            6  Side Stroke, Over Arm Side Stroke         14  Canoe, Circle Toss
            7  Breast Stroke, Review                              15  Review
            8  Drown-Proofing                                        16  Test

Note: According to St. Louis Community College policy, only the students can withdraw from a course.  The instructor cannot withdraw a student for excessive absence.  The instructor will award whatever grade is earned, affected negatively by absence from class.

Other:  Anyone with special needs to encouraged to see the instructor at his/her earliest convenience.

Nondiscrimination Statement:  St. Louis Community College is committed to nondiscrimination and equal opportunities in its admissions, educational programs, activities and employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran and shall take action necessary to ensure nondiscrimination.  For information contact Edwin Bailey, Associate Dean, Student Support Services, Meramec, 11333 Big Bend Blvd. Kirkwood, Mo.  63122-5799.  314-984-7761      314-984-7744 (TDD)


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