Didactics of Swimming

Course Information
TitleΔιδακτική της Κολύμβησης / Didactics of Swimming
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sport Science (Serres)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID260000559

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physical Education and Sports Science in Serres (2014)

Registered students: 96
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of this course, the students will be provided with the basic theoretical and practical knowledge, which will enable them to: Describe the basic safety rules in the aquatic environment and the surrounding area. Adopt a positive attitude towards issues regarding the importance of the exercise in water to health. Plan swimming lessons, having breathing, diving, front and back floating as their basic components, as well as propulsion for all 4 different swimming “styles”.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
Course Content (Syllabus)
Basic rules of conduct and hygiene. Familiarization with the water. Safety inside and around the water. Basic principles of breathing, dunking, floating and propulsion. Propulsion from the wall and underwater propulsion Teaching methods of basic exercises for floating in prone, supine and side position. Front crawl with side-breathe. The basic technique of backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly swimming styles. Entering the water in competitive condition and turns in all 4 techniques.
Didactics, methodology, swimming techniques
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Course Organization
Reading Assigment150.6
Other / Others230.9
Student Assessment
Methodical teaching of the basic techniques of front and back floating, diving, and propulsion (30%). Written examinations with multiple choice questions (40%). Entering the water with a dive. Swimming 50 meters front-crawl with the head in the water and side-breathe.Swimming 50 meters with the backstroke, breaststroke technique and 25 meters with the butterfly technique(30%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Field testing
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Lynn, A. (2007). Κολύμβηση: Τεχνική, προπόνηση, στρατηγική αγώνα. Παρισιανού Α.Ε., Θεσσαλονίκη. Γιάτσης Σ.& Σαμπάνης Μ.(2016). Κολύμβηση: Tεχνική Διδασκαλία Προπονητική Ναυαγοσωστική. Σάλτο, Θεσσαλονίκη.
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