Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Dr. H. Edsel Buchanan
Dr. Larry Albertson
Dr. Michael Stewart
The purpose of this study was to analyze selected factors which were hypothesized as having an effect on the incidence of aquatic accidents within selected YMCAs. A written survey instrument was utilized and data was received from 51 YMCAs located in a seven state midwest region. No significant statistical differences could be found when comparing directors with different aquatic certification levels (YMCA or Red Cross) or combined certifications with incidence of aquatic accidents. Additional factors examined which yielded no significance were the length of professional tenure (or position) or total years of professional aquatic experience. When diving was not permitted in a facility there was a significant difference regarding incidence of accidents.
Smith, Jonathan B., "An analysis of the relationship between aquatic certification levels and incidence of aquatic injuries within selected YMCAs" (1986). Student Work. 1047.
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