Learning to swim: what influences success?

Franklin, Richard C., Peden, Amy, Hodges, Sean , Lloyd, Nicole , Larsen, Penny , O'Connor, Cherry , and Scarr, Justin (2015) Learning to swim: what influences success? International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 9 (3). 2. pp. 220-240.

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Swimming and water safety skills are important life skills, particularly in Australia, where aquatic activities are regularly enjoyed. Little research has been undertaken exploring children's swimming and water safety skills, what level they can achieve, and what factors impact their ability to learn these skills. This study explores children aged 5-12 years who participated in the Australian Capital Territory Primary Schools Swim and Survive Program, 2009-2011. Children who were more likely to achieve higher levels were older, were female, attended private school, swam at least once a fortnight, had a swimming pool at home, or visited a public swimming pool. Those who were less likely were Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, had a negative experience, and swam less than once a fortnight.

Item ID: 44091
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1932-9253
Keywords: children, drowning, drowning prevention, learn to swim, swimming, water safety
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Funders: ACT Government
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 02:29
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111712 Health Promotion @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920409 Injury Control @ 100%
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