This course is designed to introduce different ideas for conditioning in the water. Each student will work at his/her own pace in the process of developing muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Subjects covered will vary from lap swimming to hydro-fitness. This course is not designed for the beginning swimmer. Students are required to swim 8 lengths the first week of class. The student will be taught how to properly use kickboards, pull buoys, hand paddles, and swim fins and how to get the most benefit from using them. Personal and small craft safety will be covered briefly. Major emphasis is on conditioning. Major muscle groups and theories of movement in the water are discussed and practiced in class session. Prerequisites: Intermediate Swim Skills
Swimming (PEAC 1012)
This is a basic class designed to help eliminate the students' fear of the water as well as their ability to care for themselves in the water. It should increase the students' endurance and introduce them to additional coordinated movements in a logical and meaningful manner. The skills to be taught are the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, survival float, diving techniques, breath control, and treading water techniques. Basic rescue skills and personal safety skills are also introduced. A Red Cross Swimming card will be given to those who successfully complete this class. Prerequisites: None.
Skin & Scuba (PEAC 1015)
This course is for students with little or no knowledge of scuba diving. This course is designed to serve as an introduction to diving and the exciting, beautiful aquatic environment. Along with classroom sessions, pool training with scuba equipment will occur early in the course. Topics include diving equipment, adapting to the underwater world, underwater communication, dive planning, boat diving, health for diving, and aquatic environment orientation. Prerequisites: Demonstrated Swim Skills.
Scuba Diving (PEAC 2012)
This course is for the students who want to continue with their underwater education. A diver need not be advanced to take this course. This course will provide students with the opportunity to sharpen their scuba and safety skills. Five underwater divers will be completed which will introduce students to underwater career opportunities. Topics include natural navigation, the body and diving, advanced diving procedures, aquatic biology, deep diving, and 5 open water dives. A lab fee will be required.
Safety Instructor (PEAC 2017)
This course is designed for the advanced swimmer. Students will learn instructor skills for teaching the progressive more difficult swimming courses. Students will learn all of the skills for each course and how to properly teach that skill with safety in mind. Prerequisite: Hold current lifeguard certificate Laboratory/skill
Lifesaving (PEAC 2018)
Lifeguard Training is designed for the more advanced swimmer and concentrates on lifeguard training skills and the knowledge required to become a lifeguard at a swimming pool and at non-surf beach areas. Prerequisite: Intermediate or advanced swimming ability. Successful completion of skills test or instructors permission. CPR & First Aid, Laboratory/skill
Swimming (PEAC 2061)
This course is for the student who has successfully completed the beginning swimming class and would like to continue to develop his/her swimming skills. This class further develops the crawl stroke and elementary backstroke and diving, treading water, and survival float techniques. New skills introduced are sidestroke, breaststroke, turns, back float, and sculling on back. Handling neck and back injuries as well as more basic rescue and personal safety skills will be covered. A Red Cross Intermediate Swimmer card will be given to those who successfully complete this class. Prerequisites: Advanced Beginner Swimmer Card or Instructor Permission, Laboratory/skill
Kayaking (PEAC 1021)
This course offers an introduction to the fundamental skills of kayaking. The emphasis will be placed on paddling technique, conditioning, safety and equipment.
Kayaking (PEAC 1022)
This course offers intermediate kayaking skills. The emphasis will be placed on safety, equipment, paddling techniques, and conditioning. There will be pool sessions as well as river trips. All students must have water confidence. Students should be able to enter deep water and float, swim, or tread water, unaided for three minutes.
Rafting (PEAC 1297)
This is an introductory course in whitewater rafting. Topics emphasized in the course are equipment, river safety, river hazards and accidents, river reading and water situations, river ethics and first aid. Trip planning and meal preparation will also be covered.
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