The International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education (IJARE) is dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practices of human aquatic professionals worldwide.

This peer-reviewed quarterly scholarly journal publishes significant non-competitive evidence-based human aquatic research findings, articulates unique and innovative ideas in aquatics, challenges current practices and proposed changes, and disseminates information about the latest and best use of aquatic equipment, facilities, and practices.

Current Issue: Volume 11, Number 1 (August 2018) Diversity in Aquatics

Special Issue, Diversity in Aquatics

The International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education is extremely pleased and proud to publish the first special issue, "Diversity in Aquatics," in the journal's decade-long existence.

I encourage you to read the first article, an introductory editorial composed by the three hard-working special editors for the issue, Austin Anderson, Angela Beale-Tawfeeq, and Steven Waller.

In their introductory editorial, the editors have provided some background to the special issue and then have described each article in a paragraph that will provide you with the motivation to read each article.



Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Issue, Diversity in Aquatics
Angela K. Beale-Tawfeeq, Steven N. Waller Ph.D., and Austin Anderson

Research Articles


Developing and Implementing a Community-level Para-Swimming Program
Mariett Teixeira Matias and Milena M. Parent


"We Just Treat Everyone the Same": LGBTQ Aquatic Management Strategies, Barriers and Implementation
Austin R. Anderson, Eric Knee, William D. Ramos, and Tiffany Monique Quash

Research Notes


Modeling Initial Participation of Diverse Communities in Competitive Swimming
Dane W. Wolfrom, Emily J. Murray, and Angela M. Dominguez

Education Articles

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