KNES 001B

De Anza College swimming logo: the words De Anza College below a line drawing of water waves and a person swimmingKNES 001B (formerly P.E. 26B) is the beginning swim class at De Anza College.

Has it been quite awhile since you last swam, or did you forget how to swim?

Are you self-taught?

Are you comfortable in the water, but uncomfortable in deep water?

Fall, Winter and Spring quarters we have an opportunity for people to relearn to swim.

Almost all De Anza College beginning swim classes are usually taught in 6 or 7 feet deep water, not shallow water, so the course lists a ‘prerequisite’ of passing a 25 yard swim test in deep water. We will not have a deep water swim test in my Saturday beginning swim classes, (unless you want to swim in deep water) since we will have lots of shallow water available.

For beginning swim on Saturdays, with shallow water available, you do not have to know/remember how to tread water or how to dive but should have some freestyle and backstroke capability. (Yes, this beginning swim class is also appropriate for people who can swim and tread water well enough to be in water that is deeper than they are tall. Again, they will take a brief swim test in deep water.)

If you are afraid of the water or have never been in a pool, or forgot how to do freestyle or backstroke, you should take Novice swimming instead.

Taking a lower level swim class is not a strict prerequisite for a higher level, you just need the skills of a better swimmer. For example, someone who was on swim team in high school and did not want to participate in the De Anza College swim team could start at De Anza with beginning swimming, but would be bored with novice swimming.

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We intend to be in the water the first day of class, so bring your swimsuit, sunscreen, towel, (optional) cap, etc. We will need to spend a lot of time on paperwork, but hope to at least do a short swim test of freestyle and backstroke to see if if anyone would get more out of a novice swim class and make sure people who want to swim in deep water are safe there. (There might also be time for a workout of your choice after class.)

This page might be updated more for fall 2018 closer to the start of the class, but much of it will stay the same.

Fall 2018 I will teach one class of beginning swimming, Saturdays from September 29 to December 8, noon to 1:50. Register for (23545) KNES 1B 01L. Aerobic swimming will be taught at the same time.

If you read about it too late to add, please at least be enrolled at De Anza before the first class so you can add if we find we have the space.

Enrollment and registration steps for De Anza College are at: http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/admissions/

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No, it is not too cold to take a swim class that starts in September or January. The pool is heated enough for seniors exercise programs. A swim cap makes you warmer and faster. You can also stay warmer with ‘rash guard’ type tight-fitting shirt, cyclists shorts, a wetsuit vest, a spring (short sleeve, short leg) wetsuit, but many people just go ahead and swim. (I often wear one or two men’s ‘jammer’ long-legged swimsuits over my regular suit when I swim at 6:30 a.m. in the winter.)

Want to buy a spring (short sleeve, short leg) wetsuit or rashguard for extra sun protection or warmth?

Take a look at:

http://www.sportsbasement.com/

How to find the pools, sunscreen, P/NP grading, waitlists and more

are covered at

Swim classes FAQs

When these classes are held on a weekend, please note, each first Saturday of the month there is a flea market at De Anza, (unless it is totally rained out), taking up a lot of parking space. There will be parking attendants asking for ten dollars to park, but if you have purchased a quarter-long permit and tell them you are there for a swim class, they should let you in without paying extra. DO NOT try to park in the lot on the east (Stelling road) side of the campus, there is almost always much more room, and less hassle if you park in lot E, on the other side of the PE quad. Find Lot E at:

http://www.deanza.edu/maps-and-tours/documents/campusmap_20180413.pdf

See also: How to get a P.E. locker at De Anza College

Info about parking permits, including electric vehicle charging stations, is at: http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/parking/

Find the pools (the light blue square and rectangle in about the center) of this campus map :

http://www.deanza.edu/maps-and-tours/documents/campusmap_20180413.pdf

locker room entrance from pool:

To get from the pool deck to the locker rooms, women enter the tunnel on the RIGHT from the pool deck and go directly up to their locker room. Men enter through the LEFT entrance and go down a hall to their locker room.

Men should note that there is a storage room in the left tunnel that is accessed by both female and male personnel, and they should change clothes in the locker room, not the tunnel.

After some of our class sessions I will be responsible for locking up the pool complex entrance gates. If you are in a restroom or the locker room when I lock up you need to know which exit (door/gate) you can use to get out of the complex. The doors/gates between PE buildings PE1 and PE2 are locked from the outside but have bars you can push on from the inside to get out. See buildings PE1 and PE2 at this map:

http://www.deanza.edu/maps-and-tours/documents/campusmap_20180413.pdf

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Practice on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) is optional, and not always a part of the last day of class:

woman in a lifejacket on a stand-up paddleboard at a swimming pool

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This page is used for messages (see below) to my KNES 001B students during quarters the class is in session.

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Homework … in a swim class??

All swim classes at De Anza share the same curriculum, (the course content, designed by De Anza College). Each instructor must teach the same of skills and knowledge about swimming, but each instructor can go about reaching these goals in various ways.

You do not need to buy a textbook for any class I teach. (The text costs $128.60 at the bookstore as of winter 2017.) There are some copies of the text for this class on reserve in the Learning Center. Students can share a book. If you have already purchased any version of the series, or choose to buy an older version, any version will work for this class. We will talk about this in detail the first day of class, so please put off buying the text until after the first class session.

De Anza requires that swim students are taught strokes, treading water and underwater swimming, (and in higher level classes, turns and diving), and the curriculum says that swim students will:


    Examine the global and historical development of swimming from survival to competition.

    Experiment with the laws of physics as they apply to basic swimming skills.

    Apply basic exercise physiology and nutrition to swimming.

    Analyze causes of drowning and apply safe water practices.

    and that Beginning swim students will:

    Develop and practice stroke components.

    Combine stroke components into whole swim strokes.

    Demonstrate major swim strokes for a distance of at least 50 yards.

    Demonstrate beginning skills for deep water and head first diving.

    and that Aerobic swim students will:

    Experiment with aerobic and anaerobic conditioning

    Demonstrate improvement of aerobic capacity through distance swimming.

    De Anza also specifies that there will be assignments, such as:

    Reading

    1. Assigned readings from the text book ‘Fit and Well” by Thomas Fahey et al.

    2. Review instructor generated handouts on basic swimming skills and water safety. (For this class the “handouts” are online and we will watch Red Cross/ USA Swimming how-to-swim videos.)

    Writing –

    1.Essay on one of the five components of fitness based on the textbook “Fit and Well” by Fahey et al.

    (The five components to choose from are: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition, each a chapter in the text.)

    2. (beginning swim) Establish a personal practice workout journal to compare pre- and post skill acquisition.

    (aerobic swim) Establish a personal practice journal to compare cardiovascular fitness acquisition and individual workouts.

    2.Graded comprehensive final exam based on textbook readings and handouts

    These areas would require hours of lecture to cover them as required. In an effort to be able to spend more time in the water I have developed some short online reading assignments to cover most of them.

    Relax, most of these are short assignments.

    Often the easiest way to do an assignment is to run your mouse across some of the text, copy it (click Ctrl C or Apple C on many computers) and paste it (click Ctrl V or Apple V) to a blank document on your computer. You can handwrite any assignment but it must be easily readable, so block printing is preferred and must be in letters at least as big as the type on this page.

    If you use a printer, or write with a pen, use black or dark blue ink.

    The De Anza library has a lab where you can access computers: http://www.deanza.edu/library/librarywestcomputer.html and a few laptops for loan to students: http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/library/laptop.html

    Please note: you are responsible for keeping a copy of each assignment in case the one you turn in is lost.

    No homework assignments will be turned in online.

    I do not accept early or emailed assignments.

    Fall quarter all homework must be in my possession, (not in a mailbox, etc.) by 1:50 p.m. Dec. 8, 2018.

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    The De Anza Library has free access for current students to the New York Times. Go to the library home page: http://www.deanza.edu/library/ and click on, The New York Times. At the next screen, log in with your Portal IDs. On the next screen, create an account.

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    HOMEWORK

    Completed in class the first session, Sept. 29 :

    Read the course syllabus, which has the grading standards, class rules, how to do makeups and more. You are responsible for the material in this document. (This is also known as the ‘greensheet’ in many De Anza classes.)

    Read the swim class safety rules webpage and briefly write up three new safety rules you find. If you already knew all of them, write up the three most important to you. To avoid confusion in recording your homework put your name at the top of the page, and the title safety rules.

    Note that I said briefly write up; these assignments do not require paragraphs and paragraphs of verbose prose.

    After class, start your personal practice journal.

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    Reading on preventing swimmer’s ear and cramps, with no writing assignment required:

    http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/rwi/illnesses/swimmers-ear-prevention-guidelines.html

    STOP THAT CRAMP! 4 causes — and solutions — for muscle cramps during exercise

    http://www.usms.org/articles/articledisplay.php?aid=1322

    You should remove your piercings… optional reading: body piercings and lifeguards: http://www.aquaticsintl.com/lifeguards/saving-your-skin.aspx

    Along with the stretches we will try in class, this could also help:

    http://www.berkeleywellness.com/fitness/exercise/article/3-great-back-stretches

    http://www.berkeleywellness.com/fitness/active-lifestyle/lists/7-smart-stretching-tips-/slideid_206

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    Saturday, Oct. 6

    Each first Saturday of the month (including Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1) there is a flea market at De Anza, (unless it is totally rained out), taking up a lot of parking space. There will be parking attendants asking for ten dollars to park, but if you have purchased a quarter-long permit and tell them you are there for a swim class, they should let you in without paying extra. DO NOT try to park in the lot on the east (Stelling road) side of the campus, there is almost always much more room, and less hassle if you park in lot E, on the other side of the PE quad. Find Lot E at: http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/map/
    There will be a swim meet using the pool on Saturday, Oct. 6, so our swim classes will meet in classroom PE673, check out the map at:

    map of De Anza College pools, pool deck level classroom and P E 673

    Homework due Saturday, Oct. 6

    Read Water safety and briefly write up four new things you learned.

    If you already knew everything at that page, write up the four most important things mentioned.
    To avoid confusion in recording your homework put your name at the top of the page, and the title water safety.

    optional reading: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/cpd/programs/RH/Documents/RH_Pool_Safety_Awareness_Handout.pdf

    reading with no writing assignment: Signs and symptoms of a heart attack; a discussion of consciousness; how to do compressions-only-CPR if you witness the sudden collapse of an adult; elements of effective, quality CPR compressions, heart disease and notes on how to call 911 are at hands only CPR

    Start reading chapters 1, 2, 3 (cardiorespiratory endurance), (4 muscular strength, muscular endurance), 5 (flexibility), 6 (body composition) and 7 (putting together a fitness program) in Fit and Well.

    At the end of the quarter you will need to turn in a 250 word essay on your choice of either cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, OR body composition.

    If you did not get around to buying the text, there should be a copy at the De Anza Learning Center.

    and see: “four main elements of fitness: aerobic (cardiovascular) fitness, muscle strength, flexibility and balance” http://www.berkeleywellness.com/fitness/active-lifestyle/article/getting-fit-life especially if you do not have any version of the text.

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    photo below copyright by Ken Mignosa:

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    Homework due Saturday, Oct. 13

    Read the Swim workout vocabulary webpage and briefly write up three new things you learned. If you already knew everything at that page, write up the three most important to you. To avoid confusion in recording your homework put your name at the top of the page, and the title swim workout vocabulary.

    Optional Read the swimming vocabulary webpage.

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    Free flu shots for students are offered each Fall quarter and often available later quarters.

    Fall 2018 they will be Wednesday, Oct. 17 and 24, Thursday, Oct. 18 and 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Don Bautista Room, upstairs in the Campus Center.

    Map of locations in the Campus Center

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    Homework due Saturday, Oct. 20

    Read History of swimming webpage through to History of aquatics not yet in the curriculum and briefly write up three new things you learned. If you already knew everything at that page, write up the three most important to you. To avoid confusion in recording your homework put your name at the top of the page, and the title History of swimming.

    AND

    Read: How to rescue a drowning victim using a reaching assist or a shepherd’s crook and write up three new things you learned from the page.

    If you already knew everything at that page, write up the three most important things mentioned.
    To avoid confusion in recording your homework put your name at the top of the page, and the title shepherd’s crook.

    Please note there are two writing assignments on the history of swimming, the short one due today and the 250 word swim class short essay due later in the quarter.

    The answer to the question: How much of this homework do I have to do to get the grade I want? is at the course syllabus which has the grading standards.

    optional reading, no homework to turn in:

    rogue or sneaker waves

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    Homework due Saturday Oct. 27 :

    The American Cancer Society has skin cancer prevention info at:

    http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003184-pdf.pdf

    Read it and write up three new things you learned. If you already knew everything at that site, write up the three most important things mentioned.

    To avoid confusion in recording your homework put your name at the top of the page, and the title skin cancer.

    AND

    Read chapter 8 in Fit and well, then apply what you learned by going to

    http://www.berkleywellness.com/healthy-eating/food/lists/14-keys-to-a-healthy-diet/slideid_190

    and briefly write up two most important rules for you.

    Then go to: http://www.berkleywellness.com/healthy-eating/supermarket-buying-guide

    choose two topics and briefly write up two new things you learned at each of the two topics. If you did not learn anything new, write up the two most important things at each of the two topics.

    To avoid confusion in recording your homework put your name at the top of the page, and the title Nutrition.

    reading, no homework to turn in:

    What to eat before a workout http://www.berkeleywellness.com/fitness/exercise/article/what-eat-workout

    optional reading, no homework to turn in:

    Optional: make your own sports drink http://www.berkleywellness.com/healthy-eating/nutrition/article/make-your-own-sports-drink

    Optional: Sneak some more fruit juice into yourself or kids: Pour several different colored 100% juices into ice cube trays and freeze. When frozen, put an assortment of different colored fruit juice cubes into a glass and pour apple juice or white grape juice or sugar-free seltzer over the cubes.

    Optional: healthy eating on a budget: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/budget

    Optional: Look up a food to get quick access to nutrition info for over 8,000 foods. You can choose and compare 2 foods. https://supertracker.usda.gov/foodapedia.aspx

    Optional: You can look up various vitamins at: http://www.berkeleywellness.com/supplements/vitamins

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    Photo below by lifeguard instructor George Cullison.

    Mallards in pool by George Cullison:

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    Sunday May 6, 2018 pictures from the kayak trip last spring quarter

    Monterey Bay Aquarium in background, kayakers in front with some of their paddles in the air

    The Outdoor Club Monterey ocean kayak day trip will happen again 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 (or if weather cancels that day, which is rare) 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018.

    This paddle can give you enough experience to volunteer at a San Francisco Bay swim race, such as the Golden Gate Sharkfest July 22, 2018

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    November 3

    Each first Saturday of the month, including Nov. 3 there is a flea market at De Anza, (unless it is totally rained out), taking up a lot of parking space. There will be parking attendants asking for ten dollars to park, but if you have purchased a quarter-long permit and tell them you are there for a swim class, they should let you in without paying extra. DO NOT try to park in the lot on the east (Stelling road) side of the campus, there is almost always much more room, and less hassle if you park in lot E, on the other side of the PE quad. Find Lot E at: http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/map/

    Homework due Saturday, Nov. 3 :

    Finish reading chapters 1, 2, 3 (cardiorespiratory endurance), (4 muscular strength, muscular endurance), 5 (flexibility), 6 (body composition) and 7 (putting together a fitness program) in Fit and Well.

    Next week you will need to turn in a 250 word essay on your choice of either cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, OR body composition.

    If you did not get around to buying the text, there should be a copy at the De Anza Learning Center.

    reading, no homework to turn in:

    http://www.berkeleywellness.com/fitness/injury-prevention/lists/9-safe-exercise-strategies/slideid_304

    http://www.berkeleywellness.com/fitness/active-lifestyle/article/getting-fit-life

    http://www.berkeleywellness.com/fitness/injury-prevention/article/should-you-warm-cool-down

    http://www.berkeleywellness.com/fitness/active-lifestyle/article/why-swimming-so-good-you

    Exercise is Medicine is a nonprofit founded by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Medical Association (AMA).

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    Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour.

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    Homework due Saturday, November 10 :

    Turn in the 250 word essay on one of the five components of fitness based on the textbook “Fit and Well” by Fahey et al.

    (The five components to choose from are: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition, each a chapter in the text.)

    (Yes, Monday Nov. 12 is a holiday, but we still have class Saturday, Nov. 10.)

    The last day to drop with a “W” (withdraw) is Friday, Nov. 16 so people who want to do so should probably drop after class today, NOv. 10. After Nov. 16 it is impossible to drop quarter-length classes and people who have not been regularly attending might not have a way to catch up on attendance, especially since there are no weekday or evening swim classes with shallow water you can do makeups in. Ways to be able to repeat a class are at: repeatability.

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    Homework due Saturday, Nov. 17 :

    Complete the swim class final exam, to be posted here later.

    OOPs, if it’s been awhile since you read the text; Fit and Well text chapter notes could help you with the final.

    I scheduled most homework to be completed before the end of the quarter so you can concentrate on your other finals and since so many people need transcripts, so I can get grades in on time. IF I accept any of the previous homework late, I would appreciate it being turned in by today.

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    No class due to the holiday, Nov. 24

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    No homework due Saturday, Dec. 1

    Each first Saturday of the month (including Dec. 1) there is a flea market at De Anza, (unless it is totally rained out), taking up a lot of parking space. There will be parking attendants asking for ten dollars to park, but if you have purchased a quarter-long permit and tell them you are there for a swim class, they should let you in without paying extra. DO NOT try to park in the lot on the east (Stelling road) side of the campus, there is almost always much more room, and less hassle if you park in lot E, on the other side of the PE quad. Find Lot E at: http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/map/

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    Saturday, Dec. 8 last class, no homework due except the personal/practice journal you have been keeping all quarter.

    Please note again, all homework must be in my possession, (not in a mailbox, etc.) by 1:50 p.m. Dec. 8, 2018 and I do not accept emailed homework.

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    Not really homework but we could try it in class:

    How to blow giant bubble rings in a swimming pool

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    There is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in a white box on the wall at the south-east end of the swimming pool, the pool shallow end, where our swim class meets.

    aed-at-east-end-of-De-Anza-College-swimming-pool.jpg

    It could be used, by anyone trained in how to use it, to help someone who has a massive heart attack and their heart stops. Please note that when someone opens the door to the box on the wall a loud alarm goes off that does not stop when the door is shut.

    For those of you already trained in how to use an AED, the model originally put at the pool deck is a little bit different than most. To turn it on you pull where it says “PULL” and when that lid lifts off you will find the pads already attached to the machine. (Many other models have you plug in the connector for the pads.)

    heart start AED
     

    Photos of other locations around the campus are at AED locations at De Anza College

    For an introduction to CPR and the use of an AED, go to:

    AED quick facts

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    photos by Joyce Kuo

    photo by Joyce Kuo diver summer PE 26C D class De Anza College: a diver takes off from a three meter diving board, caught in mid air

    back flip photo by Joyce Kuo: swim student in mid air upside down during a back dive from a one meter diving board

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    2005 pool and kayaks from above:

    The De Anza Outdoor Club has a kayaking lesson in the De Anza pool each quarter on a weekend. Details and a few pictures from previous lessons are posted at:
    kayaking / canoeing lessons

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    kayak with Monterey Bay Aquarium in background: mom and baby sea otter 300 pixels: mom and baby sea otter

    The Outdoor Club (usually May and October) Monterey ocean kayak day trip

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    I recommend volunteering at a Escape from Alcatraz swim BEFORE you try to swim it:

    Escape from Alcatraz ‘Sharkfest’ swim volunteering

    and participating in an Outdoor Club beginners Monterey kayak trip first will give you enough kayaking experience to volunteer.

    line of kayaks with Monterey Bay Aquarium behind themPictures from the October 22 trip are at:

    https://marydonahue.org/monterey-kayak-day-trip-october-2017

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    On a weekend, Feb. 1 to 3, 2019, TWENTY-NINTH ANNUAL Yosemite Valley Winter Camping trip.

    Usually one of our biggest trips. Rain? Snow? Sleet? Sunshine? Raccoons (quite possibly IN the tents, but you don’t have to camp, you can get a heated tent cabin or even better overnight accommodations), Coyotes! Campfires! Night hikes, early morning hikes, long hikes to viewpoints above the valley, snowboarding, skiing, Ranger walks, Ranger snowshoe walks, ice skating, snow sculpture building. Many years we have people who have never been camping before and/or have never been in the snow. (So they’ve never been in a snowball fight, either.) Snow Camp

    Snow camp group photo 2005 120 pxls: yosemitewinter2007106 pix: groupphotowinter2004106 pxl:
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    spring 2006 flying off the surfboard: Outdoor Club surfing lessons spring quarter

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    If you would like to do some reading about swimming strokes, or swimming in general, try American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety. Its public libraries number is 797. This is the text for the Red Cross swimming teacher certification Water Safety Instructor.

    The American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Manual

    might still be downloadable for free at:

    https://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m3240085_SwimmingWaterSafety.pdf

    Red Cross swimming and water safety text cover: Red Cross swimming and water safety text coverdigital water safe manual: photo of a computer screen showing part of a digital text

    (This had no index, so I wrote one: Swimming and Water Safety 2009 index).

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    cover of a red Cross lifeguard training manual showing a rescue tube floating in a pool

    The copyrighted 2016, released 2017 American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual is available for a free download at:

    http://embed.widencdn.net/pdf/plus/americanredcross/jhlpoovbxz/LG_PM_digital.pdf?u=xm9usb

    To make it easier to find the skills sheets pages write in your Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual

    The Red Cross prerequisite swim tests are described at: Lifeguard Training FAQS That page has lots of how to pass the tests advice, including some of the standards expected by the Red Cross and is worth reading thoroughly if you are tempted to try a lifeguard class.

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    De Anza College home games usually has the dates of the campus blood drives as well links to student recitals, dance performances and art exhibitions.

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    De Anza college student success center banner 80 pixels:

    programs for student success in all kinds of classes, including tutorials, readiness, academic skills, instructional computing and more:

    http://deanza.edu/studentsuccess/

    More students qualify for financial aid than use it or even know they qualify. There are enrollment fee waivers you can apply for online which take about a week to get an answer. For all the details go to:
    http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/financialaid/index.html

    You don’t have to pay for all your classes/fees at once. De Anza has an installment payment plan that allows you to defer most of your payments. Go to: http://www.deanza.fhda.edu/registration/cashier/deferpay.html

    De Anza College offers many scholarships, some of which have few applicants!

    Check out the loot:

    http://www.deanza.edu/financialaid/scholarship.html

    The De Anza College Food Pantry provides food to students in need. You can get a bag of groceries with few forms to fill out. http://deanza.edu/outreach/food_pantry.html

    Various local businesses give discounts to De Anza Associated Student Body card holders. A page of discounts (mostly 10% off food) is at http://www.deanza.edu/dasb/discounts/index.html

    You can read the curriculum, (course outline or course content, usually designed by a division then reviewed and approved by the college) for any De Anza class at: http://ecms.deanza.edu/deptoutlinespublic.html

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    How to tell if the lifeguards are doing their job properly

    The aim of this page is to provide swimmers, parents, child care providers and other swimming pool patrons with a few guidelines to help them determine if the lifeguards at the pool they go to are doing their jobs properly.

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    Many of my students ask me if I can teach their children to swim.

    De Anza only has swim classes for teens and adults. For swim classes for kids (infants, toddlers or children, ages 3 months to 7 years), I recommend Sharky’s Swim School in San Jose. The owner is a graduate of De Anza lifeguard training, with 20 plus years of experience teaching babies and young children to swim. The pool is kept at 92 degrees so you and your baby won’t be cold. (408) 340-1937. http://sharkysswimschool.com/

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    I recommend that if they have the time, all my swim students should also take KNES 50A/50L, and use the Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Center.

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    toppled brick chimney USGS photo:

    Do it yourself earthquake preparedness

    earthquake home hazards survey

    Disaster planning

    Community Emergency Response Team training

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    When you call 911 from a land line telephone, such as in your house,
    you get dispatch for the city the phone (your house) is located in.
    When you call 911 from a cell phone
    you get the Highway Patrol at a central location.
    Sometimes, especially if you are not calling about something
    on the freeway/highway, it would be faster to get dispatch
    for the specific city the problem is happening in.
    This requires knowing the direct dial seven digit phone number
    for each dispatch. In Cupertino, the number to get help quicker is 299-2311.

    Direct dial emergency phone numbers for most cities in Santa Clara County, California, can be found at the Santa Clara County ARES/RACES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services/Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services) website.

    http://www.scc-ares-races.org/dd-emer-nos.html

    San Mateo County cities (and the San Francisco airport) direct dial phone numbers can be found at:

    http://www.blackberryreact.org/smco911phones.html

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