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ERIC Number: ED454233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-9711826-0-4
The Halliwick Method: Water Freedom for Individuals with Disabilities.
Grosse, Susan J.
This publication explains the Halliwick Method of swim instruction for people with disabilities. The Halliwick Method emphasizes independent functioning in the water, obtained through the development of control over body movements and establishing physical and psychological comfort. Containing over 75 photographs, including underwater shots, this publication presents descriptions of water entry; water adjustment and basic positioning; lateral rotation; vertical rotation; turbulence and buoyancy; water exit; group activities; combinations; and cueing. The publication also presents a list of hints and reminders for instructors (e.g., the main goal is independent functioning, students should blow every time the mouth is in or near the water, most of the described skills can be developed concurrently, and improvement occurs over time). After offering safety recommendations and describing how to make the transition to regular swimming lessons, the publication presents a Halliwick progress assessment chart and offers a list of Halliwick resources (both print and Internet). (SM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A