Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
601-483-8241
1-800-MCC-THE-1

Aquatics Courses

Wellness and Fitness
(Formerly Health, Physical Education and Recreation)

HPR 1111 Swimming I Non-Swimmers, 1 cr.
This course is designed to give students a modern concept of physical education and recreation by developing body skills with lecture and practice in swimming.  The non-swimmer has the chance to learn the basic skills needed to swim.  Swimsuit and fee required. 2 hours lab

HPR 1121 Swimming II Beginners, 1 cr.
This course is designed to give students a modern concept of physical education and recreation by developing body skills with lecture and practice in swimming.  This course is for the beginning swimmer.  Skills are taught to prepare the student for the next level of swimming.  Prerequisite:  Mastery of introduction to the water.  Swimsuit and fee required. 2 hours lab

HPR 1551Water Aerobics, 1 cr.
Students will participate in techniques that include lecture and practice in water aerobics.  This program, designed for the student who enjoys the water, is suitable for the non-swimmer as well as the swimmer.  Movements are performed in the pool to work the major muscle groups and to work on flexibility.  Swimsuit and fee required. 2 hours lab

HPR 2111, Swimming III, 1 cr.
This course is designed to give students a modern concept of physical education and recreation by developing body skills in swimming.  Students participate in conditioning swimming and skills instruction.  Prerequisite: Pass the skills test for Advanced Beginner Swimmer.  Swimsuit and fee required.  2 hours lab.

HPR 2121 Swimming IV, 1 cr.
This course is designed to give students a modern concept of physical education and recreation by developing body skills in swimming. Students participate in conditioning swimming, and skill instruction, and refinement of stroke techniques.  Prerequisite:  Pass the skills test for Intermediate Swimmer.  Swimsuit and fee required.  2 hours lab.

HPR 2222, Lifeguarding and  Water Safety, 2 cr.
This  is the American Red Cross Life Guarding Course with emphasis toward certifying life guards for swimming areas.  This course is designed to teach life skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Prerequisites:  The student must be at least 15 years of age and pass a 300 yard swim test using the front crawl stroke and breaststroke.  Also, they must be able to swim 20 yards, retrieve a brick off of the pool bottom, and return 20 yards with the brick. Swimsuit and fee required. 2 hours lecture and lab

HPR 2233, Water Safety Instructor, 3 cr.
Techniques of aquatic instruction, including community water safety and progression swimming are covered in this class.  Prerequisite:  The student must be at least 16 years of age and possess proficient swimming skills to include:  front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke and breaststroke.  American Red Cross certification is possible.  This class teaches the student to be a swimming instructor.  Swimsuit and fee required. 3 hours lecture and lab.