Swimming plays a particularly important role in the formation of physical, mental and spiritual well-being and in the preservation of health. The aim of this study was to investigate whether health-based education works through swimming-education. A survey was carried out by submitting an anonymous questionnaire to swimming educators (N = 46). The sample consisted of people who teach swimming to primary school pupils: physical education teachers, swimming instructors, lifeguards, swimming coaches (PE teachers 58,7%, instructors and others 41,3%, men 58,7%, women 41,3%). Both a descriptive and a comparative approach were used to analyze data. Based on their inquiry, the authors determined that, unfortunately, those teaching swimming do not commonly consider it important to form a health-conscious behavior in their students. It appears that in teaching swimming to children, the principles that are important for the preservation of health in adult age do not predominate.
Bíró, Melinda; Fügedi, Balázs; and Revesz, Laszlo
"The Role of Teaching Swimming in the Formation of a Conscious Healthy Lifestyle,"
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education: Vol. 1
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/ijare/vol1/iss3/9