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Teaching swimming by ability rather than age

Assessments and Activities for Teaching SwimmingSwimming is a widely popular sport and activity with great health-related fitness benefits.

However a significant percentage of children are unable to swim with any degree of skill, meaning not only are they missing out on the health benefits, but they also are at risk when in the water.

Part of that risk comes from receiving either no instruction or no differentiated instruction.

Children receiving swimming lessons are commonly grouped by age but many lack the basic skills required for their age level.

Assessments and Activities for Teaching Swimming solves this problem by offering differentiated instruction for every participant in any class or programme, based on each participant’s aquatic developmental level.

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Leeds could host 2016 World Triathlon Series event

The Brownlee BrothersLeeds is being considered to stage an event of the 2016 World Triathlon Series.

The Yorkshire city, home to Human Kinetics Europe, has been chosen by national governing body British Triathlon to take over from London which has hosted a round of the series in Hyde Park since 2009.

Olympic gold-medal winner Alistair Brownlee, who is from Leeds, said: “The series is about delivering world-class racing in iconic locations and Leeds will guarantee to do just that.”

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Primary school pupils are denied life-saving skills

Swimming lessonThe Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) is calling on primary schools and politicians to show their commitment to school swimming as new figures reveal that 45 per cent of UK primary school children are unable to swim 25 metres despite it being a national curriculum requirement.

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Join us on Facebook

FacebookHuman Kinetics has 17 Facebook discussion groups on topics ranging from individual sports such as tennis and football to broader topics such as strength and conditioning and coach education.

Whatever your interest we have it covered and you can check out the various groups by clicking on the links below.

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Physical assessment of triathletes

Traditionally the focus of triathlon is on volume, intensity and training periodization which consists typically of doing particular workouts during the months, weeks and days leading up to a race.

But what if triathletes could improve performance without logging extra distance on the road or in the water? Well that is the very promise made by Triathletes in Motion.

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