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?

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


The winter quarter, 2018 beginning swim class (and an aerobic swim class held at the same time) will meet from 10 to 11:50 AM, Saturdays starting January 13.Register for beginning swim (34101) KNES-001B-01L or aerobic swim (34098) KNES-002A-01L

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: 12/6/17