Ch 13: Swimming Skills & Benefits

About This Chapter

Use the video lessons in this chapter to learn about the history, health benefits and biomechanics of swimming. Test your understanding of the lesson material with the short multiple-choice quizzes that follow.

Swimming Skills & Benefits - Chapter Summary

If you're interested in learning more about the recreational sport of swimming, whether for professional or personal reasons, check out the video lessons in this chapter. Experienced instructors discuss significant events in the history of swimming to help you explore the sport's evolution. They'll also break down the biomechanics of swimming and introduce you to some activities that can help develop the skills of advanced, intermediate and beginning swimmers alike.

The second half of the chapter is designed to help you examine the health benefits of water-related exercise, while also showing you how to participate safely in these types of activities and reduce the risk of injury. By the time you reach the end of these lessons, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the history of swimming
  • Demonstrate proper swimming mechanics
  • Identify the health benefits of swimming
  • Apply water safety principles

Instructors teaching this chapter use an engaging instructional style that can make any topic easy to follow. Watch the illustrated video lessons as many times as you need and navigate between topics with the help of video tags that allow you to skip ahead or go back to the content you want to review. You'll also find lesson quizzes and a chapter test useful for assessing your understanding of the material, as well as transcripts that highlight key terms in bold.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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