2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Physical Education-Aquatics

PEAQ 100 – 1 Credit
Swimming Level I

Introduces elementary swimming skills, water safety, and survival swimming for non-swimmers or those who cannot swim 25 yards. Emphasizes stroke techniques. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

PEAQ 101 – 1 Credit
Swimming Level II

Provides further practice for students who have completed swimming level 1 or who can swim a distance of 50 yards. Covers intermediate aquatics skills, competitive swim strokes, water safety and fitness concepts. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

PEAQ 102 – 1 Credit
Swimming Level III

Advanced level swimmers who have completed Swimming Level II or equivalent skills will demonstrate the ability to swim 100 yards in good form using most competitive strokes. Emphasis is on skill refinement and endurance. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

PEAQ 106 – 1 Credit
Aqua Fitness

Develops the physical fitness level of the individual using the water as a resistance factor performing low impact activities; improves the cardiorespiratory, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility components of physical fitness. For students needing physical activity without overly stressing body joints. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

PEAQ 112 – 2 Credits
Lifeguard Training

Introduces progressive techniques and practices of advanced water safety, rescue, and resuscitation methods; emphasizes lifeguarding techniques and swimming pool operation. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: 500 yard continuous swim, surface dive and recover 10 pound brick, under water 15 yard swim and tread for two (2) minutes legs only and must be 15 years of age by the completion of the course Lab fee: $10.00

PEAQ 113 – 2 Credits
Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Perfects methods of teaching water safety and basic swimming strokes; teaches how to plan, conduct, and evaluate swimming and water safety courses. An advanced course for skilled swimmers. Satisfactory completion qualifies the student for Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: Current Red Cross Emergency Water Safety or Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate. Offered Spring and Summer sessions. This course may be used to fulfill 2 elective credits Lab fee: $10.00

PEAQ 114 – 2 Credits
Lifeguarding Instructor (LG1)

Trains and educates lifeguard instructors. An advanced course for skilled swimmers. Satisfactory completion qualifies students for the American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard Instructor's certificate.

Prerequisites: ARC Adult, child and Infant CPR certification. Ability to complete a 500 yard swim, surface dive and retrieve a 10 pound object, tread water for 2 minutes using legs only, valid ARC lifeguarding certificate and be 17 years of age by the completion of the course

PEAQ 115 – 1 Credit
Pool Operators Certification

Provides the pool operator with the skills and training to properly care for and maintain safe and healthy pools, spas, and hot tubs. The student learns correct sanitation, filtration, and water chemistry procedures and information on accident prevention, record keeping, and safety equipment. At the satisfactory completion of the course the student will become a certified pool/spa operator in Baltimore County and other counties that have approved this course. $110 lab fee covers certification exam.

PEAQ 120 – 2 Credits
Scuba Diving

Gives the novice skin and scuba diving enthusiast practice in physical conditioning, perfection of essential skills, and study of the physics and physiology of diving. Covers external hazards of diving and care and maintenance of equipment. All course activities take place in the classroom and pools at all CCBC campuses. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisite: Intermediate swimming ability Lab fee: $60.00

PEAQ 125 – 2 Credits
Introductory Swimming

Emphasizes fundamental swimming skills for the adult non-swimmer; includes techniques for physical and mental adjustment to water, drown-proofing techniques, basic swimming strokes, fundamental diving and entry skills, and simple water safety rules and rescues. This course may be used to fulfill 2 elective credits. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

PEAQ 126 – 2 Credits
Intermediate Swimming

Designed for the student wishing to improve the fundamental skills taught in the Introductory Swimming course. Refinements are made in the executive of the crawl and elementary back strokes. The scissor and breast stroke kick, the side stroke, and the breast stroke are introduced, in addition to more advanced flotation skills, rescue skills and resuscitation techniques. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

PEAQ 127 – 2 Credits
Advanced Swimming

Develops a high level of proficiency in fundamental swimming strokes. Provides intensive practice of the elementary back stroke, breast stroke, side stroke and crawl stroke; introduces and refines the inverted breast stroke, the trudgen stroke, and the trudgen crawl strokes; emphasizes distance swimming; also covers specialized rescue dives, disrobing and motionless floating skills. This course may be used to fulfill 2 elective credits. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

PEAQ 143 – 2 Credits
Swimming for Total Fitness

Provides exercise for the proficient swimmer; emphasizes distance swimming, aquatic exercises, training methodology, and stroke techniques. Includes a self-analysis of physical fitness, the establishment of personal goals and aerobic swimming to raise fitness levels. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: PEAQ 125 or written permission from department chairperson required. This course may be used to fulfill 2 elective credits

PEAQ 145 – 2 Credits
Swimnastics

Studies and practices various conditioning programs designed to attain and maintain physical fitness through activities while the body is submerged in water; emphasizes water exercises, water jogging and aqua-rhythmic; introduces the nine fundamental swim strokes in a routine or composition set to music. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

PEAQ 260 – 3 Credits
Aquatic Programs Overview

Presents an overview of the programs available in pool, beach, and aquatic services delivery. Students experience the various activities that occur in these venues as they develop skills in organizing and administering program content in these unique facilities. NOTE: Same as RECR 260. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: Swimming proficiency demonstration required

PEAQ 261 – 3 Credits
Aquatic Facility Management

Explores the organization and management of indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities. The course presents in-depth information on facility design, mechanical characteristics, facility maintenance, staffing, characteristics of patrons, risk management, emergency action plans, and facility policies and procedures. Practical information in order to minimize risks and increase efficiency in managing an aquatic facility is provided. NOTE: Same as RECR 261. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: PEAQ 115

PEAQ 262 – 3 Credits
Public Beach Management

Explores the recreational management of natural-based beach and shore environments. The course presents in-depth information on environmental characteristics and hazards; beach safety and maintenance; staff hiring; training, and certification; characteristics of visitors; risk management; emergency action plans; and administrative policies and procedures. Practical information is provided to minimize risks and increase enjoyment of beaches and shore environments. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisite: PEAQ 114