Skin and Scuba Diving I – Course Description
This course is designed for students with little or no experience, emphasizing safety and responsible skin and scuba diving techniques. Topics include the use and care of scuba equipment, diving skills, problem solving, emergency procedures, basic rescue techniques, direct and indirect effects of pressure, medical contradictions, oxygen enriched are diving, and gas management. Optional fee assessed for open-water training field trip and certification. Students must provide their own transportation for fieldtrip(s). Required prerequisite: HESA 221 or equivalent skill.
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Tests & Scales
It is the intent of the Department of Health & Exercise Studies that all sections of a given course are graded consistently. This page describes the performance tests and the scales that are to be used with this course. Although your instructor may or may not choose to use every test described, he or she will use these procedures and grading scales for the tests students perform. Where appropriate, a video demonstration of the skills test has been provided.
- Tests & Scales for HESA 226
Students should not enter the pool until their instructor is on deck and has given permission to enter or unless there is a lifeguard on duty for the pool that you desire to enter.
Diving into the pool in not allowed unless you are receiving diving instruction from your instructor. Please click on the video below to see how easily a neck injury could occur. This swimmer was fortunate that an injury was avoided.
Please note that in all HES classes you should only dive into the water under the supervision of your instructor. Also, you should dive only in the diving well and not in the lanes.
As you learn new skills it is easy to become frustrated. Becoming frustrated will make it more difficult acquire the skill. Therefore, first of all you should ensure that you understand how to perform the skill and then perform the skill by being “Slow & Relaxed with Good Technique” regardless of how uncomfortable you may feel. Below are a list of skills demonstrations that you will be learning in this course.
- Back Crawl Stroke
- Butterfly Stroke
- Elementary Backstroke
- Exhalation Drill
- Floating in the Water
- Front Crawl Stroke
- Front Crawl Stroke Breathing
- Surface Dive – Feet First
- Surface Dive – Head First
- Treading Water
- Underwater Swim