KNSFHP 1178.03 (1 credit)
Credit for KNSFHP 1178.02 or EduPAES 1178.02
What you will learn:
- Refinement of techniques learned in 1178.01 and 1178.02 such as:
- Breathing techniques
- Water safety
- Treading water
- Butterfly, sidestroke, and breaststroke
- Emphasis on increasing endurance and speed in the water
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
- Completion of the Cooper Swim Test
- 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 bun 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.