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RESEARCH:

Survival Swimming Programs for Children: Case Studies from Canada, India, Australia and Bangladesh

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Association of Schools of Public Health

 

SUBJECT: Aquatic Education, Competence and Swimming
TYPE: Case Studies
DATE: 2017


This document aims to give an introduction to the concept of survival swimming and provide case studies of the successful implementation of survival swimming programs in four countries –Canada, India, Australia and Bangladesh. This introductory section provides a brief overview on issues such as child drowning globally, survival skills and the importance of sound implementation of survival swimming programs. The case studies that follow provide first hand insight into how each of the four countries developed, funded, implemented and evaluated survival swimming programs in their countries. It also looks at key lessons learnt in the development of these programs and also provides useful examples of supporting documentation such as enrolment forms, evaluation / research reports and promotional resources.

 

COUNTRIES

Canada

India

Australia

Bangladesh

AUTHORS

ILS Drowning Prevention and Public Education Commission

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

ILS Drowning Prevention and Public Education Commission

RESPONDENTS

Swimming programmes

Parents School teachers

Government

ACTIVITY

Swimming

Boating

ENVIRONMENT

Public swimming pools

Private swimming pools

School pools

AGE

6 months - 14 years

5-14

16-21

4-10

7-8

GENDER

Male
Female

ETHNICITY

Australian

Canadian

Indian

Bangladeshi

 

 
 

 

 

 

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