Beginning Swimming

Course Description

An introduction to Physical Education through the development of skills and techniques for the beginning swimmer. Global and historical development of swimming as a fitness and competitive activity will be discussed. Beginning stroke skills, survival methods, diving from the side of the pool, and deep water swimming will be covered. American Red Cross stroke standards will be followed but adaptations will be allowed based on physical ability, age, strength and gender. Students will review basic exercise physiology and nutrition appropriate to swimming.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
37660 KNES 1B 01 ·····S· 10:00 AM-11:50 AM Mary Donahue POOLE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-01-03 to 2022-03-25.

Footnote Information

KNES-001B-01L: This class meets ON-CAMPUS, in the swimming pool, Saturdays Jan. 3rd to March 25th. There will be NO DEEP WATER SWIM TEST required. Information about this beginning swimming class can be found at: Check there for information about how we can easily accomplish social distancing at the pool. We will be in the pool the first class, so bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, (optional) swim cap. Homework for this class will be partially online, using the Canvas course management system. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

0.5 Units
Two hours laboratory (24 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.
KNES 1A or pass swimming placement test which consists of swimming 25 yards in deep water.
EWRT 211 and READ 211, or ESL 272 and 273.
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