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Swimming Classes for Credit

Swimming classes for creditWe offer a broad array of swimming classes for credit including “Beginning Swim,” “Intermediate Swim,” Lifeguard Training,” “Advanced/Fitness Swim” and “Scuba Diving.” So, whether you are a beginner or an expert swimmer, there is something for you. Certified water safety instructors will guide you in the pool and help you to build the confidence you need to learn to swim, to sharpen your skills, to get in shape, to become certified as a lifeguard or to learn how to Scuba dive.

Below is a brief outline of the classes offered with the days and times during which they are held.

Beginning Swim (SpS 26) 1 hour; 1 credit

Sec 001: Wed., 12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Sec 002: Wed., 5 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.

Develop confidence and safety skills in the water. Introduction of front crawl, elementary backstroke and deep-water skills. Students also will learn the benefits of swimming. No previous experience required.

Intermediate Swim (SpS 52) 1 hour; 1 credit

Sec 001: Thurs., 12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Refine front/back crawl and backstroke. Further develop breaststroke and sidestroke. Introduction to butterfly and workout swims. Students must be able to swim in deep water and have a basic understanding of all strokes. The physiological benefits of
swimming also will be discussed.

Advanced/Fitness Swim (SpS 62) 1 hour; 1 credit

Sec 001: Mon., 12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

This class focuses on continued improvement of skilled swimmer’s cardiovascular endurance. Explores and develops various training methods to enhance swimming techniques and knowledge of training strategy. In addition, students will learn how to develop their own training and endurance routines and to create a program for class.

Lifeguard Training (SpS 105) 3 hours; 3 credits

Sec 001: Mon., 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sec 002: Tues., 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

This class teaches lifeguard candidates the skills and provides the knowledge needed to prevent and to respond to aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare candidates to recognize and to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies and to prevent drowning and injuries. Upon completion of the class, students receive American Red Cross certification in lifeguard training, in first aid, and in CPR for the professional.