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Take an aquatics class for academic credit

PDP credit courses are a great way for students to schedule a workout into their academic weeks or balance their course loads. From swimming to group fitness to dance, BU offers something for everyone! Classes generally meet once or twice a week, for varying times. Most are held in BU’s new, state-of-the-art Fitness and Recreation Center.

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PDP AQ 101 Beginning Swim

Fall ‘18

This is a course for swimmers who have had little or no swimming experience. Instruction will focus on basic swimming skills for beginners to advanced beginners. Skills and concepts needed to stay safe in and around water and to help yourself and/or others in an aquatic emergency will be covered. Skills to be covered include: floating, breathe control, kicking, front crawl, elementary backstroke, backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke, comfort in the deep end of the pool, and treading water. This class takes place in our Recreation Pool   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 9:05 am – 9:55 am Bergstrom FRC L116
B1 MW 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm Crowley FRC L116
C1 TR 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm Crowley FRC L116

PDP AQ 201 Swimming, Stroke Improvement

Fall ‘18

For swimmers who have a solid understanding of the crawl stroke and are familiar with backstroke and breaststroke. Stroke Improvement is a course designed to improve participants' proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. The instructors will teach skills and concepts needed to stay safe in and around water and to help themselves or others in an aquatic emergency. Skills to be covered include: refinement of front crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke, introduction to butterfly, and continued practice for comfort in deep water. This class takes place in our Competition Pool  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
B1 TR 9:30 am – 10:20 am Argentina FRC L114

PDP AQ 220 Scuba

Fall ‘18

Prereq: 300-yd swim test (with mask, fins, and snorkel), 10 minute float, and clear a medical history or MD sign-off if necessary. Course includes all academic, pool, and open water training to become a certified open water diver through SCUBA Schools International (SSI). Students must provide their own personal dive equipment (mask, fins, and snorkel). Personal dive equipment can be purchased through the instructor on first day of class at a discounted rate. Lab fee: $850 fee due before class starts, payable online. Fee includes books, equipment other than personal dive equipment, and open water dive trip. 1cr.  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 W 9:05 am – 11:55 am Merritt FRC L118
B1 R 11:15 am – 2:00 pm Merritt FRC 222

PDP AQ 301 Fitness Swim

Fall ‘18

Prereq: Ability to swim 200 yards continuously and competence in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. This course is designed for intermediate and advanced swimmers who want to improve their fitness and technique through workouts and drills. To accommodate multiple skill levels, the class may be divided into two groups. Workouts will focus on improving technique and building endurance. More advanced workouts will be provided for swimmers who enjoy swimming as a method of improving cardiovascular performance and maintaining their fitness level. The class will focus on applying the basics of fitness swimming, including technique drills, flip turns, reading a pace clock, interval training and creating a personalized workout. The instructors will critique students' strokes and offer stroke feedback. Students will also be taught starts and butterfly if they do not already know these skills. This class takes place in our Competition Pool  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 9:05 am – 9:55 am Gowen FRC L114

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