ATH 128 Confidence in Water
This class is for individuals who have fear, anxiety or discomfort in water. This class is also designed for individuals who have previously taken beginning swim courses and have had little/no success or who struggle to move through water. A foundation of basic balance and movement skills will be developed through a series of fundamental water exercises. When safety or balance in the water is in question, so is the ability to move, and to some extent, the ability to breathe comfortably. As comfort and balance improves, the easier it is to accept breathing and movement skills. The goal is a swimmer who is comfortable and in control in both shallow and deep water. The fundamental skills learned in this course will provide a foundation for learning stroke technique, such as freestyle, in an effortless manner.
To learn to be comfortable in water, shallow and deep. To learn to rely on oneself, as opposed to the bottom, side, lane line or floatation device, for safety in all water environments.
A. To deal with, discuss and heal fear in water
B. To learn how to stay in control and prevent panic in water
C. To explore and understand buoyancy and balance
D. To be comfortable and in control in shallow water
E. To be comfortable and in control in deep water
F. To understand the difference between moving from point A to point B and feeling comfortable in the middle of point A and B (shallow and deep)
Stanford students, Faculty/Staff and Stanford Community are eligible to participate in Physical Education Classes.Stanford Community members are Dependents, Hospital Employees who have purchased an Athletic Access Card, Retirees and Spouses/Partners of a Student, Faculty or Staff who have obtained a Courtesy Card from the ID Card office.
PE classes can be taken by faculty, staff and Stanford Community on a space available basis. Please show up on the first day of the class and speak with the instructor. If the instructor has space, he/she will give you the password for this link which will allow you to register. Class fees for faculty, staff and Stanford Community are $50, unless higher class fees are listed.
Full Physical Education class information can be found here.