5 record(s) found with the tag "swimming" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Swimming against the mainstream: The NWT Aquatics Program in Whati, NWT
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2008
Summary: The goal of this research is to document the history of the NWT Aquatics Program in Whati and to expand the understanding of Tlicho practices concerning water. This is being done with the aim of creating both documents and presentations that can decrease water-related fatalities and physical inactivity. This research project will use semi-structured interviews and archival research to gain und...


Swimming against the mainstream: Shallow water pool certification
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: Since 1967 the NWT Aquatics Program has brought aquatic leaders from southern Canada to the North to teach northern residents water safety in an effort to decrease high drowning rates. The NWT Recreation and Parks Association in conjunction with the Lifesaving Society of Canada will be piloting the Shallow Water Pool Lifeguard certification to address the problem of having very few northern reside...


The NWT Aquatics Program: A Case Study of Leadership Development
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: Since its inception in 1967, the NWT Aquatics Program has brought aquatic leaders from southern Canada to the north to teach northern residents the importance of physical activity, leadership and water safety from a southern perspective, in an effort to decrease high drowning rates. The NWT Aquatics Program has escaped academic scrutiny required to learn from its successes and address its shor...


Swimming Against the Mainstream: The NWT Aquatics Program in Tuktoyaktuk, NWT
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2007
Summary: The objectives of this study are to (a) document the history of the NWT Aquatics Program in Tuktoyaktuk (b) expand understandings of Inuvialuit practices concerning water, (c) examine whether a Shallow Water Pool Lifeguard certification is viable (d) the creation of both documents and presentations that can provide decrease water-related fatalities and physical inactivity. Since its inception i...


Swimming Against the Mainstream: The NWT Aquatics Program 1967 - 2006 in Fort Simpson, NWT
Principal Investigator: Giles, Audrey R.
Licenced Year(s): 2006
Summary: Since its inception in 1967, the NWT Aquatics Program has brought aquatic leaders from southern Canada to Canada’s north to teach northern residents the importance of southern-based understandings of physical activity and water safety. In an effort to decrease high drowning rates, seasonal shallow water swimming pools were built inside NWT curling rinks and skating arenas, and waterfront areas wer...


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