Mary Donahue KNES 001B

Mary Donahue KNES 001B


PE 26B, beginning swimming, got a new name and became KNES 001B (as in Kinesiology).

Has it been quite awhile since you last swam, or did you forget how to swim?

Are you self-taught?

Are you comfortable in the water, but uncomfortable in deep water?

Spring quarter we have an opportunity for people to relearn to swim.

I will not be teaching a “beginning” swim class spring quarter, but people who fit the description above are invited to enroll in novice swimming.

– – If you start with novice swimming, you have more opportunities to take swim classes.

– – The novice class is held much of the time in shallow water, so you do not need the endurance to swim multiple laps in 7 feet deep water and if you can’t tread water for a minute at a time, as would be required in the usual beginning swim classes held in deep water at De Anza, the classes listed below could be the right ones for you.

I will teach two swim classes Saturdays:

10:00 AM- 11:50 PM., register for KNES01A-01L (44616)

noon until 1:50 p.m., register for KNES 01A-02L (44619)

both starting April 15.

Below is info for when I teach a beginning swim class.

Almost all De Anza College beginning swim classes are usually taught in 6 or 7 feet deep water, not shallow water, so the course lists a 'prerequisite' of passing a 25 yard swim test in deep water. We will not have a deep water swim test for my Saturday beginning swim classes.

(Yes, this beginning swim class is also appropriate for people who can swim and tread water well enough to be in water that is deeper than they are tall.)

You do not have to know/remember how to tread water or how to dive but should have some freestyle and backstroke capability.
Information about (formerly PE26B) KNES,001B, the beginning swim class at De Anza College, as well as how to get a locker, how to find the De Anza College swimming pool, how to find PE673 when we use it as a classroom and more, is at
You do not need to buy a textbook for any class I teach. We will talk about it in class the first day of class.

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Last Updated: 2/28/17