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swim classes links Information

Mary Donahue swim classes links

swim classes links

Information about De Anza College swim classes, including links to how-to-do-it and homework projects.

- - As of Fall quarter 2016 most De Anza College PE (Physical Education, P.E.) activity and lecture courses are renamed KNES (Kinesiology) (except team sports and massage).

PE26A, novice swimming, the before beginning swimming class (even with a fear of water or for people who can swim but just are not fully comfortable/skilled in deep water) at De Anza College, became KNES 001A, (not KNES26A).

  PE26B, beginning swimming, became KNES 001B (not KNES26B)

PE26C intermediate swimming, became KNES 001C (not KNES26C)

PE26D, advanced swimming, will became KNES 001D, (not KNES26D)

and PE6G, aerobic swimming, will become KNES 002A, (not KNES 6G).

Ooooops, PE 19A beginning volleyball will not become KNES 19A, and the name is changed from beginning to Level One. But beginning golf and beginning tennis keep their "beginning" titles.

I am compiling a list of the old and new titles/numbers here:

as I am able to discover and cross reference them.


EPOOL or POOLE in the schedule of classes refers to the east end (shallow end) of the De Anza pool, where the novice swim classes are held. Novice swim is appropriate for people who:

Can swim but are not fully skilled/comfortable in deep water OR

Can't swim OR have never been in a swimming pool OR

have fear of the water.


 If you think you can't learn to swim, you should read:

Letters from novice swim students written for future novice students.


Try an edit-find function (hold down Ctrl, then type the letter F) on your computer to ‘search’ this page.


 Lifeguard Training FAQs has Details about the Red Cross prerequisite swim tests, including tips, tricks and advice for passing the swim test requirements for pool lifeguard, waterfront lifeguard and shallow water lifeguard, The page includes answers to these questions:

To become a lifeguard, do I have to have a perfect freestyle?

Do I have to be a fast swimmer? What if I’m out of shape?

Isn’t it difficult to rescue a heavy person who is sinking to the bottom of a pool?

Do lifeguards have to know how to dive?

What are the Red Cross certification written tests like?

- - - - - - - has answers to questions about swim classes, including:

When is the De Anza pool open to students or the public for lap swim?

Do I need to bring my swimsuit the first day of class? Does it matter what kind of sunscreen I use?

Isn't it too cold winter quarter to have a swim class?

Where it lists a prerequisite, does that mean I have to have taken the De Anza prerequisite class before?

I can’t float, can I learn to swim?
I’ve never been in a swimming pool, can I learn to swim?


When is the De Anza pool open to students or the public for lap swim?

In the space for the faculty member’s last name what does “STAFF” really mean?

When I tried to enroll I was put on the “WAIT LIST.” How do I get moved to the enrolled list?

When are the holidays, last day to add, last day to…?

What does it mean to ask for a P/NP grade? Is there a deadline?

and answers questions about waitlists, adds/drops and makeups.

There is also a link to find the curriculum (what is taught in a class, the course outline or course content, usually designed by a division and reviewed and approved by the college) for every De Anza College class. Each instructor can teach each and grade each class differently.

There is a link to the De Anza College map and a detailed map of the P.E. quad pool area.

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How to get a P.E. locker at De Anza College  Novice Swim FAQs  Novice swimming is the before beginning swimming class at De Anza College  beginning swimming at De Anza College  intermediate swimming at De Anza College  how to sneak extra exercise into your life, mostly without taking extra time  swim class safety rules         make-ups  is the History of Swimming section of the curriculum for swim classes at De Anza College  History of lifesaving  How can I tell if I'm a good swimmer?  Why you should wear a lifejacket. swimming vocabulary  Swim workout vocabulary  

How to rescue a drowning victim using a reaching assist or a shepherd's crook, for lifeguards or non-lifeguards  


The aim of the page linked to below is to provide swimmers, parents, child care providers and other swimming pool patrons with a few guidelines to help them determine if the lifeguards at the pool they go to are doing their jobs properly.


this page of links includes free downloads of books when I can find them:

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Last Updated: 11/1/16