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Cheyrl Grayson: Courses: PHED 1130

PHED 1130

INSTRUCTOR: Cheryl Grayson
  Gym - 112
   Office #: 272-4540



An activity course that provides guidance for students who want to use swimming to improve their health and fitness. Students will learn how to train effectively, how to measure progress, how to stay motivated, and how to avoid injuries common to swimmers. This is not a "learn to swim" course.


To improve cardiovascular and muscular endurance, strength, flexibility, and body composition by engaging in various lap swimming and aquatic activities.


1. To implement an individual aquatic fitness program that will develop the five physical fitness components.

2. To gain an understanding of the physiological and psychological benefits available from engaging in a swim conditioning course.

3. To discover ways of evaluating progress and designing an individual swimming workout.

4. To become familiar with stroke mechanics and hydrodynamic principles of efficient swimming.

5. To promote an awareness of personal fitness and wellness concepts that can be utilized in the adoption of lifetime exercise programs.

MATERIALS: - TEXT: Swimming and Diving by American Red Cross

- CLOTHING: swimsuit, towel, goggles


50% Written Evaluation

A midterm and final exam will be administered, which will cover material from the assigned text, handouts, lectures, and videos.

25% Skill Evaluation (skill test, drills, tournaments)

25% Attendance and Participation

100 points (-5 for each day missed)

100 points (0-5 points for daily participation)

Skill Test - See attached.


Classes that meet 3 times per week OR Classes that meet 2 times per week

5 absences = F (non-passing grade) 4 absences = F (non-passing grade)

An absence on an exam day will result in a loss of 10 points from exam score.

Students with disabilities or special needs of any type should contact Disability Support Services in the Ace Center to request reasonable accommodations for academic programs and other activities of Dalton State College. Students must personally register with Disability Support Services by providing adequate documentation to verify the disability and/or need. A minimum of five to ten business days is needed for approved accommodations to be arranged. The ACE Center is located on the lower level of Pope Student Center.