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RESEARCH:

Assessing Student Swimming and Aquatic Skills

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Association of Schools of Public Health

 

SUBJECT: Aquatic Education, Competence and Swimming
TYPE: Quantitative Survey
DATE: 2001


The Ministry of Education and Water Safety New Zealand jointly sponsored this study of Student Swimming and Water Safety Skills, in response to several external issues, including recent student drownings on school trips, media coverage about pool costs for schools, changes to the physical education curriculum, and impending changes to water quality standards. The overall aim of the project is to undertake research into swimming instruction to provide input into planning and instruction approaches for the 2001/2002 swimming season, and to meet longer term information needs about the curriculum, professional development and school property issues.

 

COUNTRY

New Zealand

AUTHORS

ACNeilsen

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

Ministry of Education

Water Safety NZ

RESPONDENTS

480 year 1-6 schools

Wellington region

School principals and Year 6 teachers

50% schools with pools

50% schools without pools

73% response rate

ACTIVITY

Swimming
Swimming Lessons

ENVIRONMENT

Swimming Schools

School Pools

AGE

5-11

GENDER

N/A

ETHNICITY

NZ European/Pākeha

Māori

Pacific People

Asian Other

 

 
 

 

 

 

We are leading the development of customised insights that help explain New Zealand’s drowning problem, and shape interventions for safe play across our waterways.
For information contact the Head of Data, Research and Insights on wsnz@watersafety.org.nz

 
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