Swim Conditioning – Course Description
This course is designed to teach and apply the principles of lifetime physical fitness, utilizing the five major components of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. A variety of health and wellness issues will be addressed. This course covers the mechanics of a variety of strokes, training methods, training principles, safety, with swim techniques that maximize fitness gains and minimize injuries. Required prerequisite: HESA 215 or equivalent skill.
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.
- Bench Press (HESF Scale for Bench Press); video
- Crunch (HESF Scale for Crunch); video
- Hands-Up Push-Up (HESF Scale for Hands-up Push-up); video
- Lat Pull (HESF Scale for Lat Pull); video
- Sit-Up (HESF Scale for Sit-up); video
- 450yd Swim (HESF Scale for 450 Yard Swim); video
- 1650yd Swim (HESF Scale for 1650 Yard Swim); video
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.