Can You Swim in Clothes? Reflections on the Perception and Reality of the Effect of Clothing on Water Competency

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dc.contributor.author Moran, Kevin en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-28T03:55:48Z en
dc.date.issued 2015-05-24 en
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 2015, 9 (2), pp. 116 - 135 (20) en
dc.identifier.issn 1932-9997 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26851 en
dc.description.abstract In the second phase of the project entitled Can You Swim in Clothes?, physical education students (n = 37) with known water proficiency completed an aquatics education program that included the wearing of clothes in simulated water survival activities. Using a modified version of Borg’s Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE), participants were asked to estimate their exertion levels before and after performing a range of clothing related water activities including a 50 m sprint, a 5 min survival swim, a 15 m underwater swim, and a 5 min survival flat. Participants reported significantly higher exertion ratings post activity than they had estimated for all activities, especially when clothed, irrespective of age, sex, or self-estimated water competency. Reasons for the underestimation of exertion, especially with regard to clothing are discussed. Ways of applying the protocols developed in this second phase of the project to other populations, especially those with less water competency and high-risk groups, are recommended. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education en
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dc.title Can You Swim in Clothes? Reflections on the Perception and Reality of the Effect of Clothing on Water Competency en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1123/ijare.2015-0011 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 116 en
pubs.volume 9 en
pubs.end-page 135 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 492841 en
dc.identifier.eissn 1932-9253 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-08-25 en


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