ERIC Number: ED146719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Aquatic Recreation for the Blind.
Cordellos, Harry C.
The sixth in a series of booklets on physical education and recreation for the handicapped describes aquatic activities for blind persons. Written by a partially sighted athlete, the document discusses swimming pool characteristics and special pools for the visually impaired. Qualities of swimming instructors are reviewed, and suggestions for teaching swimming, diving, survival swimming, lifesaving, small craft use, water skiing and skin and scuba diving are given. Two final chapters focus on recreational swimming (including stunts and water games) and new goals for the blind in aquatics (such as participation in synchronized swimming and aquatic competition). (CL)
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Blindness, Partial Vision, Physical Education, Recreation, Swimming, Swimming Pools, Teaching Methods, Visual Impairments
Physical Education and Recreation for the Handicapped, Information and Research Utilization Center (IRUC), 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($7.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC.
Note: For related information, see EC 102 692 - EC 102 698