Course: Swimming (didactics)

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Course title Swimming (didactics)
Course code KT1/Q960
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Vaněčková Jitka, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to study-unit, credit requirements, literature, giving topics for teaching outputs. 2. Principles of safety and hygiene, influence of water environment on human body. 3. Importance of swimming in human's life, summary of swimming didactics development. 4. General aspects of teaching swimming, phases of teaching, goals of individual phases. 5. Preparatory swimming teaching phases and content of teaching. Fundamental swimming skills. 6. Swimming of nursling and toddlers. 7. Methodology of fundamental swimming training. 8. Organisation and safety of swimming, help, rescue. 9. Swimming games importance and usage, tools. 10. Usage of swimming in Remedial physical education. 11. Specifics of training and technique of swim style crawl. 12. Specifics of training and technique of swim style backstroke. 13. Specifics of training and technique of swim style breaststroke. 14. Teaching evaluation and given seminar work.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 4 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 16 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Topics of theory and practice of swimming training are introduced. Students proove their competence to guide pupils in all stages of learning - games in water, practice of individual styles, chosen elements of applied swimming (jumps, diving, help and rescue). Students are familiar with teacher´s responsibility for certain stages of orfanization, help with the timid pupils or pupils who can´t be involved into the common methodical processes.
Student will be able to organise and lead safely teaching swimming in basic school. Student will demonstrate theoretical and practical orientation in fundamental aspects of teaching swimming. Student will understand specifics of training and technique of swim style. Student will be able to practically use knowledge in rescue of drowning person.
Physical, psychological and health requirements for graduation teaching in the pool in its entirety. Application of didactic knowledge for the preparation and conduct of swimming teaching unit.

Assessment methods and criteria
1. Attendance on seminars 80% 2. Positively evaluated pedagogical output with lesson plan. 3. Active participation on oral evaluation of other outputs. Study materials available on: Methodical performance - preparation, perfect organization. Guide the exercise, diagnose and analyse the errors and methodology of correction. Performance is evaluated by students and the teacher.
Recommended literature
  • BARTŮNĚK, D. Hry v přírodě s malými dětmi.. Praha: Portál, 2001.
  • BĚLKOVÁ, T. Didaktika plavecké výuky.. Praha: UK, 1994.
  • BĚLKOVÁ, T. et al. Plavání. Zdokonalovací plavecká výuka.. Praha: NS Svoboda, 1998.
  • BĚLKOVÁ, T. Plavání v pohybovém režimu zdravotně oslabených a tělesně postižených. 1.vyd.. Praha: UK, 1988.
  • BĚLKOVÁ, T. Zdravotní plavání a léčebné plavání.. Praha: Karolinum, 1994.
  • ČECHOVSKÁ, I. & MILER, T. Plavání.. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2001.
  • ČECHOVSKÁ, I.,MILER, T. Plavání.Praha :Grada Publishing, 2008.. Praha Grada Publishing, 2001. ISBN 80-247-9049-1.
  • Čechovská. Plavání dětí s rodiči. Praha Grada 2002, 2007. ISBN 80-247-0211-8.
  • ERLEBACHOVÁ. Metodika výuky plavání na zvláštních a pomocných školách.. Praha: Tech Market, 1997.
  • GIERHL, J. & HAHN, M. Plavání.. České Budějovice: Kopp, 2000.
  • HOCH, M. Učte děti plavat.. Praha: Olympia, 1991.

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