KNSFHP 1148.03 (1 credit)
- Students need to know how to swim the front crawl (freestyle) with their face in the water and breathing from the side.
Equipment (students must purchase for class):
What you will learn:
- How to improve your cardiorespiratory endurance
- How to use swim skills to create a fitness plan for yourself
- How to challenge yourself to improve your swim skills
What to expect:
- Pre and post testing of your swim skills and endurance
- You will actively swim in each class to improve your strokes and build endurance
- You will participate in an end-of-semester swim meet with your classmates
- Cardiovascular improvement
- Upper body strengthening
- Lengthening and strengthening of leg muscles
- Enhanced swim skills
- Increased flexibility
- Core strengthening
- Stress reduction
- Lifelong form of exercise
- 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.