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RESEARCH:

Drowning: The First Time Problem

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Human Kinetics Inc

 

SUBJECT: Aquatic Education, Competence and Swimming
TYPE: Discussion Paper
DATE: 2014


The First Time Problem (FTP) proposes that “swimming pool only” swimmers are at greater risk of drowning than frequent open water swimmers because they may be overwhelmed by the number of new experiences and challenges they face following an unexpected fall into cold open water when clothed. The problem can be overcome by providing swimmers with information and safe opportunities to practice survival swimming skills they might need in open water conditions.

 

COUNTRY

Ireland

AUTHORS

John Connolly

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

RESPONDENTS

Australia

UK

Ireland

ACTIVITY

Swimming

ENVIRONMENT

Ocean

Rivers

Lakes

AGE

4+ Teens

GENDER

N/A

ETHNICITY

N/A

 

 
 

 

 

 

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