Online Program

Junior's first swimming lesson: Water acclimation

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 12:46 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Susana Leong, EdD, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Junior avoids going into the water in the beginning of the video. He hides around the swimming pool area and the camera documents his every move. This allows the audience to see how fun – not scary – the swimming area can be. The video introduces children to Junior and all of the toys and safety items available to him at the pool such as floating devices, kickboards, noodles, and rings. In the middle of the video, Junior is no longer afraid anymore and he starts to enjoy his swimming lesson. By the end of the video, Junior is hiding again only because he is tried and ready to go home. He is excited to return to the pool for his next lesson.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Discuss feelings of anxiety children have about swimming Assess the importance of water acclimation for beginner swimmers List water safety products for children

Keyword(s): Children's Health, Water

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a Certified Health Education Specialist with a doctorate in Health Education from Columbia University. My research interests include addressing nutritional behaviors in adolescents during the transitional period from high school to college; using media as a teaching tool; and reducing health disparities through education, research, and community partnerships.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.