Aquatics

  • PDP AQ 101: Beginning, Swim
    For those who have had little or no swimming experience. Instruction in basic swimming skills for beginners to advanced beginners. Learn and improve the crawl stroke, elementary backstroke, backstroke, sidestroke, and breaststroke. Work at your own pace with individualized guidance from the instructor. 1 cr either semester
  • PDP AQ 110: Aqua Aerobics
    A total body workout designed to increase cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, and flexibility in a low-impact environment.
  • PDP AQ 150: Water Polo
    Introduction to the sport of water polo. Learn the rules of the game and practice techniques of passing, shooting, blocking and swimming. Students will work on swim conditioning, drills, and game strategy the first half of class and scrimmmage the second half of class. Must be a strong swimmer to enroll. Class held in 7' - 13.5' competition pool. 1/2 cr, either sem
  • PDP AQ 201: Swimming, Stroke Improvement
    For swimmers who have a solid understanding of the crawl stroke and are familiar with backstroke and breaststroke. Students learn drills for skill improvement. Emphasis is on body form, stroke efficiency, and conditioning in all the strokes.
  • PDP AQ 220: Scuba
    Prereq: 200-yard swim test and 10 minute float. Course includes all pool and academic training to become scuba certified. Pool equipment is provided. Book fee: $85.00 and lab fee is $50.00. Open water dives, necessary to become certified, will be offered by instructor for an additional fee of $275.00. Purchase of personal gear is required for open water dives.
  • PDP AQ 301: Fitness Swim
    Prereq: ability to swim 200 yards continuously and competence in freestyle, backstroke and breastroke. For intermediate and advanced swimmers who want to improve their fitness and technique through workouts and drills. The class will focus on applying the basics of fitness swimming, including technique drills, flip turns, reading a pace clock and interval training that includes endurance, speed and strenght sets. Class will be divided into groups of intermedaite swimmers and more advanced swimmers with competitive backgrounds. The instructor will also critique and help improve students strokes. Students will be taught starts and butterfly if they do not already know these skills.
  • PDP AQ 302: Competitive Swim
    This course is designed for experienced swimmers with a competitive swim background. Workouts will focus on maintaining or improving speed and endurance with a team atmosphere. Throughout the semester, swimmers will follow a training schedule composed of technique focused drills, interval training, distance training, mide-distance training and sprint workouts. Optional swim meets throughout the semester give swimmers an opportunity to invest in a goal-oriented purpose. Students are encouraged to attend every workout but are required to attend 75% of the classes over the course of the semester.