KNSFHP 1178.01 (1 credit)
Students must provide bathing suit
What you will learn:
- Appropriate breathing techniques
- Comfort swimming in deep water
- Water safety
- Swimming terminology
- Basic swimming techniques such as:
- Bobbing, treading, crawling, elementary backstroke
What to expect:
- Students will have a weekly progression journal
- Classes will be taught predominately in the pool
- Your skills will be evaluated by the instructor
- Confidence in swimming and being in deep water
- Upper body strengthening
- Increased flexibility
- Lengthening and strengthening of leg muscles
- Cardiovascular improvement
- The most popular freestyle stroke is the crawl, considered the fastest stroke.
- An hour of vigorous swimming will burn up to 650 calories. It burns off more calories than walking or biking.
- Swimming works out all of the body’s major muscles.
- Swimming first became an Olympic event in 1896.
- The first woman to swim the English Channel is Gertrude Ederle, who was actually just a teenager at that time in 1926.
- The first recorded swimming races were held in Japan in 36 B.C.
- The Titanic was the first ocean liner to have a swimming pool and a gym.