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RESEARCH:

Community Perceptions of and Attitudes Towards Children's Swimming and Water Safety Skills

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: University of Pennsylvania

SUBJECT: Children
TYPE: Survey
DATE: 2013


This report presents several recommendations aimed at enhancing our understanding of the community’s perceptions and attitudes towards children’s swimming and water safety skills. These include the aquatic industry recognising the importance that parents place on personal survival skills, water safety knowledge and survival strokes and ensure that these are taught. The industry should also consider responses given by parents regarding customer service and their desire for greater levels of feedback from their child’s instructor.

 

COUNTRY

Australia

AUTHORS

AUSTSwim

Royal Life Saving Australia

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

N/A

RESPONDENTS

Parents of children currently enrolled in swimming and water safety programmes

April-June 2013

Parents of children currently not enrolled in swimming or water safety programmes

Parents of children outside of ages 5-14

Community members who don't have children

1,658 survey participants

Females 18-44 years

New South Wales

Victoria

ACTIVITY

Swimming

Swimming Lessons

Jumping

Diving

ENVIRONMENT

Pools

Dams

Ponds

Beaches

Rivers

AGE

5-14

Parents

Children

18-44

GENDER

Male

Female

ETHNICITY

Aboriginal

Torres Strait Islander

White Australian

British

Asian

German

South African

New Zealander

 

 
 

 

 

 

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