Will They Sink or Swim? New Zealand Youth Water Safety Knowledge and Skills

@article{Moran2008WillTS,
  title={Will They Sink or Swim? New Zealand Youth Water Safety Knowledge and Skills},
  author={Kevin Moran},
  journal={International journal of aquatic research and education},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={4}
}
  • K. Moran
  • Published 2008
  • Engineering
  • International journal of aquatic research and education
This article examines the practical and theoretical knowledge of New Zealand youth, identifies gaps in the understanding of water safety by these same youth, and suggests ways of addressing the shortcomings. A questionnaire was completed by 2,202 youth in a nationwide survey, New Zealand Youth Water Safety Survey 2003. Self-reported swimming, rescue, and resuscitation skills and understanding of small-boat and surf safety were the competencies chosen to evaluate youth skills and knowledge. Many… Expand

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