The challenge of water entries

Andrews, Andrea and Baker, Shayne (2022) The challenge of water entries. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 13 (3):2. pp. 1-15. ISSN 1932-9253


The authors presented a poster at the International Life Saving Foundation's World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2019 in Durban, South Africa titled, 'Finding an Aquatic Voice', that was the basis for this article. The conference theme was 'Growing Global Drowning Prevention Capacity', and the aim of our poster’s contribution to the conference was to explore internal reasons for the variable capacity of water-wary persons to engage in water experiences which often manifest as a 'water entry and exit conundrum'. The paper provides critical decision points associated with these issues to encourage further reflective practice by aquatic professionals. The poster triggered interest from a wide range of aquatic professionals. The paper intends to generate support for vulnerable persons and their instructors as a silent manifesto on the pool deck. A need for tools to create support for autotelic approaches has not been explored before and this paper starts to lay out a scientific case for why it matters.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2022 03:23
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2022 03:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning to swim, swimming, water entries, drowning prevention
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
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39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390408 Learning analytics
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420699 Public health not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1699 Other education and training > 169999 Other education and training not elsewhere classified
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160199 Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
20 HEALTH > 2099 Other health > 209999 Other health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.25035/ijare.13.03.xx

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