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Activity FinderPrefaceChapter 1. Introduction to Water Fitness and SwimmingWhy Water WorksSwimming: A Life SkillChapter 2. Activity Selection and ModificationsTesting for ReadinessUsing the Fitness Activity FinderAdapting Games and Stunts for Individual NeedsUsing Equipment to Enhance PlayChapter 3. Aquatic Program SafetyFacility SafetyProgram SafetyParticipant Personal SafetyInstructor SafetyChapter 4. Water Fitness Activities and WorkoutsEffective Water UseArm WorksAqua BasicsSport AquaKickboxing BasicsWorkout DesignChapter 5. Water Games and RelaysIndividual and Partner StuntsRelaysTag GamesIndividual and Team EventsSample Games WorkoutChapter 6. Swimming Activities and GamesAssessing ReadinessUsing the Swim Activity FinderWater Adjustment and Warm-Up ActivitiesStunts and SkillsSwimming GamesFitness SwimmingAppendix A Equipment for Water Fun and SafetyAppendix B Aquatic Equipment SuppliesAppendix C Associations Serving Aquatic Safety and Aquatic ExerciseAppendix D Skills Assessment GridAbout the Author

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Terri Lees has been teaching aquatic activities and coaching swimming for more than 30 years. She taught and coached high school swimming for 12 years and spent 13 years at Wichita State University as the aquatic coordinator for campus recreation, where she taught and created aquatic programs for students and instructors.Lees has been a contributor to the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Swimming and Diving texts and served as an on-camera host for the Aqua Fitness video. She is currently the chair-elect for the Council for Aquatic Professionals of AAHPERD and has presented at numerous state, district, and national conventions. Lees also serves as the chair for the development committee of the aquatic fitness instructor credential. She is a master teacher of adapted aquatics and a master instructor of aquatic fitness for the AAHPERD Council for Aquatic Professionals.Lees is the aquatic supervisor at North Kansas City Community Center in North Kansas City, Missouri. She is personally involved as a competitive swimmer and is coaching a 50+ age-group team at the community center. She has designed and created all of the water exercise programs for the center and provides personal training in the water for people with disabilities.


"...this work is much more than simply a book full of various drills, activities, and games. I think that many aquatic practitioners, both novices and experienced instructors, will want to add this text to their professional libraries."
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

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