The Mythology of Swimming: Are Myths Impacting Minority Youth Participation?

  title={The Mythology of Swimming: Are Myths Impacting Minority Youth Participation?},
  author={Carol C. Irwin and Richard L. Irwin and Timothy D. Ryan and Joris Drayer},
  journal={International journal of aquatic research and education},
  • C. IrwinR. Irwin J. Drayer
  • Published 1 February 2009
  • Education, Psychology
  • International journal of aquatic research and education
The purpose for this research was to determine if reported swimming participation myths (barriers) for minority children were authentic. Previous research on minority children’s swimming patterns has been limited, while drowning rates for these groups are high. Nation-wide survey research supported by USA Swimming was conducted using six cities across the U.S. Trained staff members from YMCA non-swimming programs were used to solicit participants and to supervise survey administration. A large… 

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