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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RE 104 - Aquatics

Credit Hours: 2

This course is designed to teach students the concepts and advanced skills necessary to safely navigate in and around the aquatic environment.  The course focuses on water safety, stroke development and mechanics of the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke and butterfly.  The course will also build the student’s endurance necessary to participate in swimming as a health enhancing physical activity or as an effective lead up to PE 289 Lifeguarding and/or PE 295 Water Safety Instructor.  Novice swimmers are encouraged to take PE 113 Beginning Swimming and/or PE 114 Intermediate Swimming to build the skills and endurance necessary to be successful in RE 104.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate skill proficiency in the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, breaststroke, and butterfly;
  • demonstrate and discuss basic water safety techniques as outlined in the American Red Cross (ARC) Basic Water Safety course;
  • identify and demonstrate the proper use of required safety equipment found in pools in NYS;
  • plan, present, and assess at least two age-appropriate water games and activities for pre-school, elementary, and secondary students; and
  • swim 300 yards (12 lengths) without stopping.


F/S (C)