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GCPE 1057 Swimming

Course Aims:

This course aims to acquaint students with the basic skills and knowledge in swimming. It also provides students with an understanding of the principles of a healthy lifestyle and means to apply fundamental sports science knowledge to analyze and enhance swimming performance. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to perform basic swimming strokes, such as front crawl stroke and breaststroke; understand the rules in swimming competition; improve physical fitness through participation in swimming; acquire water safety knowledge and the survival skills in water, and adopt an active healthy lifestyle.

 

Course Intended Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

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Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs)

1

Explain the rules and safety precautions of Swimming;

2

Engage in practicing and performing Swimming at a social level;

3

Apply sports science knowledge to analyze and enhance Swimming performance;

4

Describe the relationship between participation in sports and healthy lifestyle;

5

Develop a positive attitude towards sportsmanship, fair play and team spirit.

 

Assessment Methods:

  Type of Assessment Methods

Weighting

   Participation

40%

   Skill Assessment

40%

   Written Examination

20%

 

Key References:

1.

Fédération Internationale de Natation (2009). FINA swimming rules 2009-2013.

        Retrieved from http://www.fina.org/project/index2.php?option=com_content&

        do_pdf=1&id=45

2.

Guzman, R.J. (2007). The swimming drill book. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

3.

Hannula, D. (2003). Coaching swimming successfully. Champaign, IL: Human

        Kinetics.

4.

Sweetenham, B. ,& Atkinson, J. (2003). Championship swim training.

        Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

5.

Thomas, D.G. (2005). Swimming: steps to success. Champaign, IL:  Human

        Kinetics.

 

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