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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 210: Springboard Diving
Introduction to basic board work, including somersaults and twisting. Open to both beginning and experienced divers.
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 320: Lifeguard Training
Prereq: must be at least 15 years old and pass the swim test given by the instructor at the first class. This American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course emphasizes professionalism, accident prevention, surveillance, victim recognition, and equipment-based rescues. Students who pass the practical and written exams receive certification which includes First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.
PDP AQ 330: Water Safety Instructor
Prereq: must be at least 16 years old and have intermediate-level swimming skills. This instructor-training course includes teaching techniques for the progressive swimming courses, Community Water Safety, and the Infant and Preschool Aquatic Program. Students who pass a written exam and practical skills test receive certification in American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor.