Course: Swimming preparation (kindergarten)

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Course title Swimming preparation (kindergarten)
Course code KTV/71211
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
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
Introduction to the subject, requirements for credit, study literature, assignment of topics for pedagogical outputs. Principles of safety and hygiene, the influence of the aquatic environment on the human body. Content of seminars: 1. Introduction to the subject, requirements for credit, study literature, assignment of topics for pedagogical outputs. 2. Principles of safety and hygiene, the influence of the aquatic environment on the human body. 3. The importance of swimming in human life, an overview of the development of swimming didactics. 4. General aspects of swimming lessons, stages of teaching, goals of individual stages, syllabi, plans of swimming schools, contracts. 5. Preparatory swimming training - phase and content of teaching. Basic swimming skills. 6. Swimming for infants and toddlers. 7. Methodology of pre-swimming training. 8. Organization and safety of swimming lessons, help and rescue. 9. Swimming games - meaning and use, aids. 10. Specifics of preparatory swimming training game for acquaintance with water. 11. Specifics of preparatory swimming training of the game for merging. 12. Specifics of preparatory swimming training for water orientation games. 13. Specifics of preparatory swimming training for breathing games. 14. Evaluation of teaching and seminar work. study aids listed at: Feedback takes place through knowledge testing during consultations. Contact with students is also ensured through the website of the department ( and can be specified on the website of the teacher (https: // www / en / contact / jitka-vaneckova). The school information system is used to record study results.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 14 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 2 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Gradually, all topics from the theory and practice of swimming lessons in kindergarten are discussed. The student demonstrates the competence to lead students in partial sections of the curriculum. These are water games. The course deepens the preparation of students in the didactics of swimming, in the field of activities preceding their own training in swimming techniques. It also focuses on their preparation for work with children who do not have the necessary prerequisites for this initial training in the aquatic environment. The course motivates for more intensive and systematic cooperation with swimming schools in swimming courses for preschool children, for greater initiative in establishing this cooperation. Students will gain specific knowledge and skills to organize and safely lead preschool teaching, assistance and rescue in water.
The student is after completing the course - is able to organize and safely lead swimming lessons at kindergartens, - demonstrates theoretical and practical orientation in general aspects of swimming lessons, - is able to practically use knowledge in rescuing a drowning person, - can define key points in individual swimming cycles, - is able to use the acquired competencies for further possible expansion of knowledge and skills in the field.
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 at seminars - 80%. 2. Positively evaluated one pedagogical output with written preparation. 3. Active participation in the verbal evaluation of all other outputs. During the student's exit, other students either form a model group or, if it is organizationally possible in preparation for pedagogical practice during university studies and in cooperation with the kindergarten in Ústí n. L., the group consists of a maximum of 10 children. For selected methodological sections, the student can appoint an assistant in advance. High-quality written preparation, organizationally flawless and safe management of pedagogical output in a predetermined topic is required. Emphasis is placed on the correct methodical guidance of the exercise, on the diagnosis and analysis of errors and the correct methodology for their elimination. The output is evaluated in the subsequent analysis by students and teachers.
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, Jurák, Pokorná. Plavání pohybový trénink ve vodě. Praha Karolinium, 2012.
  • 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.
  • Motyčka J. Teorie a didaktika plavání. Brno, 1991.

Study plans that include the course
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