This guide for swimming instructors offers guidance in creating a successful aquatic programme for all age groups, with activities which are designed to make structured water play safe and exciting. The author shows how to help students overcome their fear of the water, develop self-esteem and learn basic and advanced aquatic skills. The book contains activities like "the human cork", "buddy bops" and "pass the splash", which can be conducted in shallow water and require very little swimming skill. It also has a skills assessment grid which should help readers evaluate their students, and an activity finder which shows whether a game is for swimmers or non-swimmers, what equipment is needed, and what variations of the game exist.
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"This text provides a wealth of activities that keep the ‘fun’ in the fundamentals of aquatic activity. The activity finder makes the text easy to use and appropriate to the student’s level."
D. Earl Harbert Manager, Contract and Financial Management American Red Cross National Headquarters
"Water Fun and Fitness is a cookbook for swimming fun. Well-organized and easy to use, this valuable tool will help aquatics instructors incorporate enjoyable activities into their classes for young and old."
Allen Wagner Professional Aquatics Consultant
"Water Fun and Fitness is a nice compilation of skills, stunts, games, and fitness activities for children’s aquatic programs."
Stephen J. Langendorfer, PhD National Faculty in Aquatics, American Red Cross Master Clinician, AAHPERD Aquatic CouncilAbout the Author:
Terri Elder has been teaching swimming to people of all ages and skill levels since 1971. She is the aquatic coordinator and associate director of the Heskett Center for Campus Recreation at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. Previously she had been a high school aquatics director and swimming coach.
Elder has also worked with the Kansas Special Olympics, where she developed a swim training program for special athletes that was adopted statewide. In 1987 she received the Special Olympics National Coach of the Year Award.
A longtime volunteer, Elder has devoted much of her time and effort to the American Red Cross. She has been a Water Safety Instructor Trainer since 1978 and has trained hundreds of instructors in 18 aquatic schools. She helped rewrite the Red Cross’s national "Learn to Swim" program in 1990, contributed to its 1992 text and instructor’s manual entitled Swimming and Diving, and served as the technical resource and on-camera host for its 1993 video, Aqua Fitness. She is also a coauthor of Aquatic Fitness Everyone.
Elder is a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and its Aquatic Council, as well as the Aquatic Exercise Association. She is a life member of the Commodore Longfellow Society of the American Red Cross.
Elder earned her master of education degree in physical education from Emporia State University in 1985. She and her husband, Steven, and their three children, live in Newton, Kansas.
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Book Description Human Kinetics Publishers, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110873225015
Book Description Human Kinetics Publishers, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0873225015