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RESEARCH:

Swimming in Christchurch: How the industry was affected by the earthquakes

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: Lincoln University Centre for Land Environment and People (LEaP)

 

SUBJECT: Aquatic Education, Competence and Swimming
TYPE: Literature Review Mixed Methods Strategy (Quantitative & Qualitative)
DATE: 2013


Throughout 2010 and 2011, the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, suffered a series of devastating earthquakes that caused serious damage to the city. This study examines the effect these earthquakes have had on the sport of swimming in Christchurch. It specifically focuses on three different aspects of the swimming industry: indoor competitive swimming, open water swimming and learning to swim. It reports on the industry prior to the earthquakes before examining the developments subsequent to the shakes.

 

COUNTRY

New Zealand

AUTHORS

Janine Gainsford

Roslyn Kerr

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

JSTOR

RESPONDENTS

Christchurch

Canterbury

Portugal

Spain

Morocco

China

Louisiana, USA

New Orleans, USA 

Florida, USA

Alaska, USA

ACTIVITY

Swimming

Swimming lessons

ENVIRONMENT

Public swimming pools

Private swimming pools

Rivers

Lakes Ocean

AGE

N/A

GENDER

N/A

ETHNICITY

N/A

 

 
 

 

 

 

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