Physical Education

Physical Education and Athletics Division  

Aquatics

Everyone should know how to swim and be safe in the water. We offer swimming classes for every skill level.

Novice Swimming is for students who don't even like to get in to the water, or even like to wash their faces. Our novice swimming classes are designed to overcome the fear of being in the water. On the first day, most students don't even want to get in the water. By the end of 12 weeks, almost everyone is swimming across the pool, swimming underwater, and jumping in to deep water. Some even jump off the diving board! You have been introduced to several strokes and skills designed to make you safe in the water. This class is self paced with lots of individual help.

Once you adapt to the aquatic world, and feel confident enough to swim in water that may be over your head, you are now ready to work on your stroke development and swimming endurance in a Beginning Swimming Class.

Intermediate Swimming classes will help you to further improve stroke efficiency.

By the time you get to Advanced Swimming, you will swim like Natalie Coughlan and Michael Phelps!! (disclaimer - it says like, not as well as or as fast as).

KNES 1A - Novice Swimming

Swimming skills and techniques for the non-swimmer. Global and historical development of swimming as a fitness activity, novice stroke skills, survival methods, overcoming fear of water, and safety will be covered. American Red Cross stroke standards will be followed but adaptations will be allowed based on physical ability, age, strength and gender. Students will review basic exercise physiology and nutrition appropriate to swimming

KNES 1B - Beginning Swimming

Swimming skills and techniques for the beginning swimmer. Global and historical development of swimming as a fitness activity, beginning stroke skills, survival methods, diving from the side of the pool, and deep water swimming will be covered. American Red Cross stroke standards will be followed but adaptations will be allowed based on physical ability, age, strength and gender. Students will review basic exercise physiology and nutrition appropriate to swimming

KNES 1C - Intermediate Swimming

Swimming skills and techniques for the intermediate swimmer. Global and historical development of swimming as a fitness activity, intermediate stroke skills, springboard diving, turns, water safety will be covered. American Red Cross stroke standards will be followed but adaptations will be allowed based on physical ability, age, strength and gender. Students will review basic exercise physiology and nutrition appropriate to swimming.

KNES 1D - Advanced Swimming

Swimming skills and techniques for the advanced swimmer. Global and historical development of swimming as a fitness activity, advanced stroke skills, endurance swimming, racing turns and starts, and spring board diving will be covered. American Red Cross stroke standards will be followed but adaptations will be allowed based on physical ability, age, strength and gender. Students will review basic exercise physiology and nutrition appropriate to swimming.

KNES 2A - Aerobic Swimming

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through aerobic swimming. Cardiovascular conditioning for the swimmer who is proficient at the intermediate level. Includes global and historical development of swimming as a fitness activity. Students will review training methods, measurements, safety, individual program design, exercise physiology, nutrition appropriate to swimming, intermediate strokes and turns.

KNES 2B - Deep Water Running

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through deep water running including an historical and global examination of deep water running for fitness and rehabilitation. Students will improve fitness through a program of cardiovascular endurance, strength development and flexibility using water based exercise routines and equipment.

 


Physical Education
Building: PE
Contact: Susan Ho
Phone: 408.864.8751
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Last Updated: 1/25/17