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Swimming and Water Safety (6 points)


Leader: Mrs D O'Connor

Gippsland First semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Singapore First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: In this unit students will examine the current body of knowledge relating to swimming and the coaching of swimming and identifies the applications in a range of sports. Theoretical knowledge will include the teaching and learning of swimming, water safety, training methods and the physiology associated with aquatic activity. The unit will also focus on developing student's practical skills in these areas including stroke development, mechanical analysis of strokes, safety and rescue techniques forming part of the assessment. The students will have the opportunity to gain external qualifications (eg. Austswim, Pool Lifeguard or Surf Rescue).

Assessment: Class tests: 60% + Two assignments (1000 words each): 40% + Practical S/U

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: EDF1301 or EDF1601 or equivalent

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