The development of a progression of synchronized swimming skills to accompany the American Red Cross beginner swimming progression

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Marilyn Eastridge (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rosemary McGee

Abstract: It was the purpose of this study to develop a program of synchronized swimming skills appropriate for girls of approximately eight to ten years of age who were beginning swimmers. This program was designed to accompany the American Red Cross Beginner progression of skills. There were four beginner classes composed of twelve girls each. Every class met twice a week for a total of fourteen half hour periods, and all were taught by the investigator. The Red Cross Beginner swimming progression was taught with the addition of six selected synchronized swimming skills: sculling, head first, hands at die sides; the tub; the log roll; the flying porpoise; the front tuck somersault; and the back tuck somersault. The girls were divided into high and low skill groups after the fourth lesson to facilitate instruction. The progression for these separate skill groups was in accordance with their respective abilities.

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Language: English
Date: 1965

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