Course: Theory and Didactics of Physical Education - Swimming

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Course title Theory and Didactics of Physical Education - Swimming
Course code KTS/0TDP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Štumbauer Jan, doc. PaedDr. CSc.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Introduction to swimming sports 2. History of swimming, history of race swimming 3. Fundamentals of swimming biomechanics 4. Swimming technique kraul 5. Swim method character 6. Swim boob technique 7. Swim Butterfly Technique 8. The technique of starting jumps and turning individual swimming ways 9. Position and relay swimming races 10. Basic swim training 11. Basic swim training 12. Basics of swimming methodology 13. Swimming rules 14. Working with a student's portfolio. Competition organisation, talent selection Practical Practice: 1. Introducing the content of the lesson and the credit requirements, checking the swimming level. 2. Special swim training to save a drowning man, lifesaving sign and kraul. 3. Helping a tired swimmer. Jump into unknown water. 4. Rescuing a drowning man - the techniques of drawing a drowning man, the techniques of carrying a drowning man out of the water. 5. Techniques of approaching a drowning, grasping and straightening. 6. Using a lifebelt, a buoy to rescue a drowning man. 7. The lifeguard defense techniques. 8. Water dating games. 9. Games for breathing, blending. 10. Games to navigate the water. 11. Practice swimming style kraul and sign. 12. Practice swim style breasts and butterflies. 13. Fulfilling the terms of the credit.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Demonstration, Skills training
Learning outcomes
The contents of the theoretical section are aimed at acquiring theoretical knowledge from the fields of history, biomechanics, swimming techniques and didactics, swimming rules, selected areas of applied swimming and drowning rescue. The content of the practical exercises is aimed at acquiring skills in the breadth of the issue of saving the use of drowning swimming. Part of it is basic rescue of a drowning person by personal intervention in swimming pool conditions. As part of the practical exercises, there will also be methodical outputs from the audience.


Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Student performance assessment, Systematic student observation

Combined test of practice and theory. Requirements and conditions for meeting the practical part of the test: Part A: (this part of the practical examination may be recognised to students if they have met these requirements /or comparable/ in a bachelor's degree. 400 m VZ in time limits Classification: 1 2 3 women 7:29.9 7:59.9 8:29.9 men 6:54.9 7:24.9 7:54.9 160 m PZ within the time limit and according to swimming rules Classification: 1 2 3 women 2:55.9 3:03.9 3:14.9 men 2:44.9 2:52.9 2:59.9 swimming below the surface (min. distance) women - 25 m, men - 30 m Part B: active participation in teaching, meeting the requirements of the drowning rescue complex, didactic output. The theoretical part of the combined swimming test takes the form of a written test. The individual tests are composed of 5-8 sub-questions covering the whole spectrum of topics discussed. The tests are evaluated by the points system. To evaluate the grade well it is necessary to obtain from the theoretical test 51% of possible points. The result of the theory test and the sum of the partial grades from the practice are scored in the evaluation of the result of the combined swimming test
Recommended literature
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  • Bělková,T. Didaktika plavecké výuky. Praha: UK..
  • Čechovská, Irena; Miler, Tomáš. Plavání. 2., přeprac. vyd. Praha : Grada Publishing, 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-2154-5.
  • ČECHOVSKÁ,I., MILER,T. Plavání. Praha: Grada, 2001.
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  • Giehrl, Josef. Plavání. České Budějovice : Kopp, 2000. ISBN 80-7232-126-9.
  • HOFER, Z. a kol.:. Technika plaveckých způsobů. Praha : Karolinum 2000.
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  • Ryba,J. Atletické víceboje. Praha: Olympia.. 2002.
  • Vindušková, J. et al.:. Abeceda atletického trenéra. Praha: Olympia. 2004.

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