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Survival Swimming Programs for Children: Case Studies from Canada, India, Australia and Bangladesh

TitleSurvival Swimming Programs for Children: Case Studies from Canada, India, Australia and Bangladesh
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsPeden, A, Byers, B, Scarr, J, Sharma, P, Larsen, P, Rahman, A
Abstract

This document aims to give an introduction to the concept of survival swimming and provide case studies of the successful implementation of survival swimming programs in four countries –Canada, India, Australia and Bangladesh.

This introductory section provides a brief overview on issues such as child drowning globally, survival skills and the importance of sound implementation of survival swimming programs. The case studies that follow provide first hand insight into how each of the four countries developed, funded, implemented and evaluated survival swimming programs in their countries. It also looks at key lessons learnt in the development of these programs and also provides useful examples of supporting documentation such as enrolment forms, evaluation / research reports and promotional resources.