The Adapted Aquatics Programming Book is an all-inclusive resource for instructors or aquatic facility managers who want to improve their offerings for swimmers with disabilities.
Adapted Aquatics Programming book.
2nd edition hardback.
A professional guide for aquatic facility managers and instructors.
- Clarifies rationales for adapted aquatics programming.
- Broadens the scope of and enriches traditional programs for people with disabilities.
- Guides instructors in improving teaching methods and safety management.
- Educates professionals on providing safe and effective adapted aquatics programs.
Content covers legislation, facilities and equipment, and instructional best practices.
Second edition also addresses how to improve existing programs that include competitive and recreational options.
This comprehensive resource is a significant addition to the aquatics literature and provides a practical learning tool for the field.
Each chapter features specific techniques and rationales for adapted aquatics programming.
This book also discusses:
- Best practices in adapted aquatics programming,
- A description of the scope of traditional adapted programs with enrichment ideas,
- Guidance in improving teaching methods and safety management, and
- Instruction in providing safe and effective adapted aquatics programs.
About the Authors
Monica Lepore, EdD, is a professor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in West Chester. A master teacher of adapted aquatics, Dr. Lepore has been an American Red Cross water safety instructor for more than 25 years. She has a degree in leadership in adapted physical education and was a recipient of the International Swimming Hall of Fame Adapted Aquatics Award in 2001. In 2006, she was named AAHPERD/AAPAR Adapted Physical Education Professional of the Year and she has been on the Top 100 Aquatics Professionals list twice. She acted as chair for AAHPERD/AAPAR adapted aquatics from 2000 to 2005 and received a Meritorious Award from the Aquatic Council of AAHPERD/AAPAR in 2005.
G. William Gayle, PhD, CAPE, is a professor and coordinator of adapted physical education at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. A master teacher of adapted aquatics, Dr. Gayle has been an American Red Cross water safety instructor for over 20 years. He has degrees from Virginia Tech and University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse and a doctorate in adapted physical education and psychology of developmental disabilities from Ohio State University. In 1988, he was inducted into the Ohio Wheelchair Sports Hall of Fame. He served on the AAHPERD/AAPAR adapted aquatics committee from 2000 to 2005. In 2006 he was inducted into the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Intercollegiate Division Hall of Fame and selected as Teacher of the Year in the College of Education and Human Services at Wright State University. He has provided adapted aquatics programs for university students and surrounding school districts for several decades.
Shawn F. Stevens, EdD, is executive director of Edgemoor Community Center in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Stevens has been an American Red Cross instructor trainer for water safety, lifeguarding, first aid, CPR, and AED for 25 years, and he was an adapted aquatics instructor trainer for 18 years. He has provided leadership in conducting aquatics programs for 30 years, and he assisted with the development of the ADA Accommodation Resource Guide for the American Red Cross.