ERIC Number: ED257817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Aqua Dynamics. Physical Conditioning through Water Exercises.
President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Washington, DC.; National Spa and Pool Inst.
Swimming is recognized as America's most popular active sport. It is one of the best physical activities for people of all ages and for people who are physically handicapped. Vigorous water exercises can increase a person's flexibility, strength, and cardio-vascular endurance. Exercises requiring flexibility are performed more easily in water because of the lessening of the gravitational pull; thus, individuals, especially the elderly, with painful joints or weak muscles will find it more comfortable to move in the water. This booklet describes a program of physical conditioning through water exercises. The exercises can be performed by the able-bodied, the handicapped, or older adults. Suggested activity drills include; pool-side standing, gutter-holding, bobbing, treading water, and extension ("sculling" related). Various workouts based upon physical condition of the participant are prescribed. (EA)
National Spa and Pool Institute, 2000 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Washington, DC.; National Spa and Pool Inst.
Note: Booklet produced by the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in Cooperation with the National Spa and Pool Institute.