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The History of Swimming - Swimming is a physical activity that has that has a long part in human history, that has evolved a lot since the past, and is very beneficial to the health of your not only your body but also your mind. The history of swimming is something that is dated back before the start of time and has always been a part of human culture in one shape or form. It has been around for a millennia, because human beings have always used swimming as a technique to stay above water and to move and flow through the water....   [tags: organized swimming, obesity]
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Physics of Swimming - The study of physics and fluid dynamics in swimming has been a field of increasing interest for study in the past few decades among swimming coaches and enthusiasts. Despite the long history of research, the understanding of how to move the human body effectively through the water is still in its infancy. Competitive swimmers and their coaches of all levels are constantly striving for ways to improve their stroke technique and overall performance. The research and performances of today's swimmers are continuously disproving the beliefs of the past....   [tags: physics swim swimming] 1869 words
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Physics of Swimming - Common Strokes for Swimming There are four common strokes associated with swimming: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and crawl stroke. Breaststroke and backstroke are considered ‘rest’ strokes; crawl stroke, also known as freestyle, and butterfly are known as ‘power’ strokes. A rest stroke uses less energy to travel the same distance, however; it takes longer to achieve this distance. A power stroke uses more energy and covers greater distances in less time. The sidestroke and elementary-backstroke are two more rest strokes used in swimming....   [tags: Sport Sports Swimming Swim Physics] 1563 words
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Risks and Responsibilities of Coaching Swimming - Risks and Responsibilities of Coaching Swimming Introduction      The purpose of this paper is to look at the area of risk management with reference to the sport of swimming. There is no doubt that the ability to prevent any types of injury to athletes is of the utmost importance. The safety of the athletes should therefore be the primary concern of both facility managers and coaches. By working together, one would hope, that all unnecessary injuries could be prevented.      One of the most severe injuries that can occur is that of a spinal injury....   [tags: Swimming Coaches Risk Management Essays]
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The Nature of Swimming - Competitive swimming is a sport full of juxtaposing ideologies and personal struggle with little camaraderie. The divergent sport is always evolving and pitting individuals alone against one another in a foreign environment. Likewise corporate employees day in and day out work alone building their nest egg until the day they can succeed and come out on top or retire. Competitive swimming symbolizes the struggle for many of the Americans ideologies within the framework of corporate America. In inequalities in the realm of competitive swimming mirror those of corporate America....   [tags: Society Analysis]
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The Halogen Bromine and Swimming Pools - How has the Halogen Bromine, been used to protect swimming pools. The Halogen Bromine (Atomic number: 35, Atomic weight: 79.9) is the only non-metallic element that’s state is liquid at room temperature . Bromine, produced firstly by Carl Lowig, was not associated with him as even though he was believed to have first created the element his student life took priority giving Antoine-Jérôme Balard another chemist, enough time to discover Bromine for himself and publish a paper in 1826 discussing his findings....   [tags: stench, chemical elements, environment]
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Swimming on Chincoteague’s Beach - It is 9 A.M and I am 32,000 feet above the ground on my way to Chincoteague Island, Virginia. Chincoteague is by the Chesapeake Bay which empties into the Atlantic Ocean. I am exhausted from getting up at 5:30 so that we could be at the airport three hours early so that we could get through security. I have flown many times but after 9/11 it has been become more and more difficult to fly. My grandma is on my right reading her love novel and her friend Deloris is on my left falling in and out of sleep....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 1003 words
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Olympic Swimming - Finish, Finish, Go, and Go you just set the new world record. Every four years lots of people gather around a pool cheering for Olympians. It is a very noisy place. A lot of Olympians that are part of the summer Olympics are very athletic, they swim all year around. The swimming Olympic history and background is very interesting. They have done so many new things over that past couple of years. They come out with new rules every year to make things more fair and challenging. There are a lot of events and tons of records that have been broke....   [tags: competition, history, olympians]
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Blue Swimming Crabs - Blue swimming crabs are an important source of income for fishermen in the Malaysia, also known as ‘ketam bunga’ or ‘ketam renjong’ in the name of the local. The high price and increased demands in among community will cause the over-exploitation in production of blue swimming crabs. In 2003, total landings for P. pelagicus were approximately 175,000 tons and decrease to 165,000 tons in 2004 (FAO Fish Stat, 2009). This decline from over-exploitation has an impact in some Asian countries (Ikhwanuddin et al., 2005)....   [tags: Fishermen, Malaysia, Bardawil Lagoon] 998 words
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Human Movement: Swimming - The research of human movement is quite complex, because human origins are not so determinists as other (bio)mechanical systems; assessing human beings in aquatic environment becomes even more as this is not their natural environment and other physical principles have to be considered. This makes competitive swimming as one of the most challenging sports to perform scientific research (Barbosa et al. 2011). In fact, the challenge of the current study was to assess the physiological and biomechanical behavior of competitive swimmers, in order to close the gap between theory and practice....   [tags: Anatomy, Biomechanical Parameters] 1657 words
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The Evolution of Competitive Swimming in American Culture - The regular person thinks that swimming isn’t really complex. One person just swims down and back and thats it. Nothing else, nothing more deep into the sport and nothing really changed about it either. But how has swimming changed as a sport in the last 50 years. The sport has changed so much throughout the last 50 years because what the American people are doing to improve the sport. Swimming has been almost the same sport since the 60’s-70’s, but things that have changed are the swimmers, technique of strokes and the technology of the sport which in turn reflects that American culture has evolved in technology and skills in America....   [tags: Spitz, Sports, Phelps]
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History of Swimming - HISTORY OF SWIMMING Swimming was invented before recorded history. Humans discovered how to swim by accident. A person probably fell into the water and struggled to shore using a dog-paddle stroke. There was an Egyptian hieroglyph for swimming dating from 2500 BC. The ancient Greeks and Romans made swimming an important part of their military training programs. There have been known swimming contests that were organized in Japan as early as the 1st century BC. During the Middle Ages in Europe, swimming declined in popularity....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Local and National Provision for Swimming - Local and National Provision for Swimming The sport I have chosen to analyse the Local and National provision for is swimming. I have competed in many "in-club" races and swam against several other clubs, this was through a continuous interest in swimming and sport as a whole. Every popular sport has to be provided for at different levels, from an absolute beginner, to international excellence. At each level, there are different coaching and training procedures, as well as the consideration of the disabled to cater for....   [tags: Papers] 731 words
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Water Damage: 6 Feet Deep - Six Feet Deep As I grabbed onto the rope, jumping to the next platform while on the water-rope obstacle course, I felt confident in myself, thinking, “I can make it to the next one without falling into the water.” I looked at it and leaned on the rope, jumping for it, but I missed it just by a hair and went feet first down into the six feet deep water at White Water. I was shocked at first, because it was my first time being in water higher than my 5’4” self, but I got calm in the water very quickly....   [tags: swimming, swimming pools, drowning]
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The Evolution of Swimming in American Culture: Michael Phepls - The regular person thinks that swimming isn’t really complex. One person just swims down and back and thats it. Nothing else, nothing more deep into the sport and nothing really changed about it either. But how has swimming changed as a sport in the last 50 years. The sport has changed so much throughout the last 50 years because what the American people are doing to improve the sport. Swimming has been almost the same sport since the 60’s-70’s, but things that have changed are the swimmers, technique of strokes and the technology of the sport which in turn reflects that American culture has evolved in technology and skills in America....   [tags: athletes, olympics]
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Descriptive Essay - The Swimming Pool - Descriptive Essay - The Swimming Pool The tiles were still dirty from the residue of chlorine and pittle combined into one thick layer of impossible gunk. This gunk surrounded the edge of pool right where the water met the lowest part of the tile and was even apparent underneath the shallow water fountain around the back end. The ring had been worn away in spots where the missus had got so fed up that she was gonna put an end to this "ring of filth" once and for all. A few times she had started, but had always found a broken nail or straying hair to become spontaneously obsessive about when her arm got tired of scrubbing....   [tags: Description, Observation] 543 words
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The Controversy Over the LZR Racer Suit in College Swimming - At 5 A.M., swimmers around the world get up to go to practice or are already jumping into the pool. Later on that day, swimmers will get into the water again and practice for another couple of hours. In addition to that, there are always weights and some sort of dry land activity. Some teams even include yoga and Pilates for added flexibility. Having a social life beyond seeing the people on your swim team is near impossible. With school work, high physical demands at practice, having to eat almost every three hours, and trying to maintain a normal life, the weeks are exhausting....   [tags: sports] 1270 words
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Disinfection Byproducts Resulting from Swimming Pool Chlorination - Disinfection Byproducts Resulting from Swimming Pool Chlorination It is a common assumption that swimming is a healthy physical activity. In fact, in the United States, swimming has become the second most popular recreational activity after walking (Olsen, 2007). Swimming has become so popular in large part due to modern advancements in the disinfection of water; public swimming pools could not have been so enjoyed prior to the early 1900s, however, due to the tens of thousands of people dying from waterborne illnesses (Rivera, 2009)....   [tags: Health ]
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Disinfection Byproducts Resulting from Swimming Pool Chlorination - Disinfection Byproducts Resulting from Swimming Pool Chlorination Swimming is commonly associated as a healthy physical activity providing excellent exercise to patrons. In fact, in the United States, swimming has become the second most popular recreational activity after walking (Olsen, 2007). Swimming has become so popular due to modern advancements in the disinfection of water; public swimming pools were never so enjoyed prior to the early 1900s, however, due to thousands of people dying from waterborne illnesses (Rivera, 2009)....   [tags: Health ]
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Men in Synchronized Swimming - Men in Synchronized Swimming In today's sports culture, the desegregation of traditionally male-dominated sports seems a natural move in the context of American society's growing dialogue on women's rights. However, one aspect of gender equality in sports which remains practically unaddressed is the issue of men's participation and acceptance in traditionally female-dominated sports. There exists a serious "cultural roadblock" (Arnold 1998) that affects men competing in sports which are traditionally associated with women and, in some cases, a legal roadblock as well....   [tags: Sports Discrimination Sociology Essays]
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Swimming Techniques and Physics - Swimming Techniques and Physics Presently scientist are conducting research to help people gain new techniques in swimming. While scientists continue research for new swimming techniques, they must start with early techniques of swimming as a sport and part of life. Learning how to swim is not easy. However, swimming is physics. There are laws, buoyancy, drags, and motions. To become a good swimmer one should take initiative to learn how certain techniques evolved and take an active approach into applying these physics into their own strokes....   [tags: Papers] 2098 words
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Swimming Problem Maths Investigation - Swimming Problem Maths Investigation Introduction ============ A group of swimmers are following a training schedule that requires them to dive into the water and swim one length of the swimming pool. They must keep doing this until they have completed 20 lengths. For safety's sake they have been allocated a single lane of the pool and all the swimmers must swim in the same direction in single file. Half of the swimmers say that it will be quickest always to swim in the same direction, climbing out of the pool at the end of each length to rejoin the queue....   [tags: Papers] 2370 words
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Physics of Whales Swimming - Animals can't rotate like wheels on a car. They must move by oscillatory motion. The resulting flow of fluids are complex and create agonizing studies for biofluid students. These students often find themselves at the forefront on research in fluid dynamics of unsteady, complex viscous flows. Often men have marveled at the dolphins and whale and at how gracefully they moved through the water. Jim Rohr, a fluid dynamicist working for the US Navy was on an evening cruise in the waters near San Diego when he saw nature doing what scientists had failed to do in the lab: reveal water motion to the naked eye....   [tags: physics whale swim] 802 words
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Sectors of Leisure and Recreation for Football and Swimming - Sectors of Leisure and Recreation for Football and Swimming Introduction ============ I have chosen football and swimming as the sports for this investigation. I felt football would be appropriate as it is a major global industry, which generates billions of pounds. In the UK it is a sport, which is of huge importance to all sections of the media. [IMAGE]Statistics show that swimming is the most popular physical sport (after walking) in the UK according to the national statistics online 2002....   [tags: Papers] 1782 words
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A Monk Swimming, by Malachy McCourt and The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls - In the memoirs A Monk Swimming by Malachy McCourt, and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls, there are stories of how both authors persevere through some form of poverty during their childhoods; in both cases, the authors have a history of running away from their problems, and finally both McCourt and Walls turn their stories into fame and success. Both memoirs are based on stories from the authors’ pasts, and they remain the central focus throughout the memoir. Memoirs are a subgenre of the narrative, non-fiction genre (List of Literary Genres, California Department of Education)....   [tags: the glass castle, Jeannette Walls]
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The Pool Party - The Pool Party Every summer at Casa De Prado Condominiums’ the home owners complain about the pool. The biggest problem about the pool is there is no structure to how its maintained. Basic information about Indiana State laws regarding pools confuses monitors. Just having the pool open and close every day is a problem. Imagine a hot day and standing outside the gate, looking at the pool that is not opened. The cleanliness of the pool has come up. These issues affect the home owners of Casa their guests and are a constant headache for the board members....   [tags: Swimming Pools]
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Do you Need to be Strong in the Three Events to win a Triathlon? - Introduction In this following investigation, I will be trying to find and test out, if a triathlon would be won by someone who is very strong in one event and average in the other two, or someone who is relatively strong in all three events. In order for the investigation to be highly accurate and reliable, there would be an assumptions made to the speeds of the competitors in each of the events. Variables Variables Control Distance the competitors run (km) Speed used for the event a competitor is strong at Speed used for the event a competitor is average at Speed used for the event a competitor was relatively strong at Same amount of energy used overall for all competitors Dependent...   [tags: running, swimming, cycling]
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The Juxtaposition of Competitors - Swimming is often referred to as an individual sport. In competition you are given a lane, a heat, and you compete for your time. Answer one question then, to prove its nature of individuality, at the seven hundred meter mark of the gruesome fifteen hundred, when the lactic acid has built up, and your body feels like failing, what pushes you beyond a point you have never reached before. The drowned out sounds of a team cheering, or seeing a friend charge through crowds flailing their arms through the air, is all I need to keep going and represent my team in a race to the finish....   [tags: Competition, Swimming, Sports] 1415 words
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Equality Between Genders - In society today, women are immensely separated from males in the vast world of sports. In one particular sport, swimming, females are held to lower time standards in comparison to males and sometimes may be seen as the slower gender with lowered expectations. The discussion between the segregation of men and women in sports is diverse worldwide with multifold that claim it to be either reasonable or inequitable. One part of society claims that females should be given the same chance to prove themselves equal amongst their male counterparts....   [tags: sports, gender, swimming, body]
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Cost-Effective Bathroom Tile Design Ideas - Since the bathroom is one room in the home that sees some of the most frequent use, it is only natural that it is a showpiece of the home's decor By using some great looking bathroom tile design ideas, you can transform this frequently used home centerpiece from a drab space into a masterpiece of interior design. Once this transformation is complete, your bathroom is sure to be a room that will be awe-inspiring for anyone who visits your home. A method that many home interior designers have found to be one of the best bathroom tile design ideas for creating a stunning bathroom is to cover the bathroom's walls and shower/bath area in small tiles....   [tags: Small Tiles, Swimming Pool Tiles]
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Non-Traditional Sports: Social Barriers - Non-Traditional Sports: Social Barriers Gender barriers have always existed in the field of sports. I will be focusing specifically on women in the field of bodybuilding and men who enter synchronized swimming in order to illustrate the social and cultural costs and benefits of these individuals entering their given sports. Breaking Barriers: The gym is the world of gods and heroes, goddesses larger than life, a place of incantations where our bodies inflate and we shuffle off our out-of-gym bodies like discarded skins and walk about transformed....   [tags: Bodybuilding Synchronized Swimming Essays] 868 words
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The Laurel Falls Jump - The Laurel Falls Jump The water looked at least a mile away. How could I be up this high. It had only taken me minutes to hike up to this ledge. Maybe my weariness from the hike and swim had confused me, and I had not realized how long it took me to get here, or had the cliff actually gotten taller since the last time I was here. Whatever the reason, I knew this was higher than I wanted to be. How high was I really. Thirty feet, forty, one hundred feet even. What would Elaina think....   [tags: Personal Narrative Swimming Papers]
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The Origin of Fencing, Rowing, Tennis, Cock-fighting, Swimming, Golf, Badminton, Boxing and Bullfighting - The Origin of Fencing, Rowing, Tennis, Cock-fighting, Swimming, Golf, Badminton, Boxing and Bullfighting It is thought that the Egyptians began fencing as a sport and this is derived from images on walls and relics from that time. The images show fencers wearing forms of protective clothing, earflaps and having covers on the ends of their swords. It is also thought that they may have been used to let fighters practice their swordsmanship, without any danger of being harmed. Fencing will take place at the Helliniko Olympic Complex However, modern fencing is claimed by the Italians, Spanish and French and it is in the 18th Century the current system of rules, scoring...   [tags: Sport Sporting] 1668 words
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How Fish Swim - Water and all forms of water travel have long fascinated man. With his fascination and the realization that humans are ill-suited for water travel that doesn't involve remaining on the surface, an appreciation for a fish's ability to move in three dimensions with relative ease was also devloped. Although we may not fully understand the physics involved how fish swim, it is obvious from the fascination and the breadth of reseach that it will remain a goal of the modern sicientist. A fish's ability to propel itself efficiently through water is paramount to its likelihood to succeed....   [tags: physics fish swimming] 745 words
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Personal Narrative- My Near Drowning Experience - Personal Narrative- My Near Drowning Experience Have you ever had a moment in time that seems like minutes or hours even though it was only a few seconds. Have you ever seen everything before you play out in slow motion, where you are aware of everything around you, yet not knowing what was going on. I have, and as I look back on it, I feel very blessed and protected. On March 21, 1987, I decided to take a little swim in our swimming pool and almost drowned. On that fateful day in March, I was a couple months shy of my third birthday....   [tags: Personal Narrative Death Swimming Pool Accident] 624 words
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What it Means to be an Athlete - What it Means to be an Athlete A group of high school girls who have all joined a crew team for various reasons. Some are athletes, some want scholarships, some are the right body types, some have never been athletes, some have friends on the team, and some are being made to by their parents. The team is small and no cut and always in need of more rowers. As they row they come together as a team, they all gain in confidence and learn what it is to be an athlete both on and off the water. The protagonists are a novice four, that means five girls who have never competed in crew before racing a boat with four rowers and a coxswain (cox for short)....   [tags: Sports Swimming Teamwork Essays] 1153 words
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Swiming with giants - Swimming With Giants My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins, and Seals The novel Swimming With Giants, by Anne Collet was an extraordinaire piece of literature about a biologists experience with the animals she loves. It is simply a book that expresses not only the wonder but also the tenderness that encounters with whales and other giants of the sea engender. The story tells of Anne Collet’s experiences as a young girl to a well known biologist. When Anne Collet was a child she had her first encounter with the sea, as many young children do, by going on vacations with her family....   [tags: essays research papers] 373 words
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Physics of Springboard Diving - The Hurdle Before a diver jumps off of a springboard, he does a sort of hop-skip step called a hurdle. After doing a few steps, the diver leaps up into the air with his arms raised. When he lands back down on the tip of the board, he swings his arms down past his legs and then up, leaping into the air and off of the board. The purpose of this hurdle is as follows: A diver cannot simply stand on the end of board, step off, and expect to have the power to go up or the momentum to rotate his body in any direction....   [tags: Sport Swimming Swim Diving Diver Physics] 925 words
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Tips for General Water Safety - In 1999, nearly 1,000 children younger than 15 years of age drowned in the United States. It is surprising to many parents that young children tend not to splash or make noise when they get into trouble in the water and thus usually drown silently. An adult should always be watching young children playing, swimming, or bathing in water. Tips for General Water Safety: You can greatly reduce the chances of you and your children becoming a drowning victim or being injured if you follow a few simple safety tips: 1....   [tags: Water Safety] 644 words
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Understanding Asthma: What Patients Need to Know About Asthma - The chronic inflammation disorder in the airways is called Asthma. It involves inflammation of the pulmonary airways and bronchial hyper responsiveness which results the clinical expression of a lower airway obstruction that usually is reversible (Fireman 2003). Bronchial hyper responsiveness occurs when bronchial airflow is decreased after bronchoprovocation with methacholine or histamine. When the airways are exposed to substances that trigger a reaction, immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies produced by B-cells help facilitate the release of inflammatory mediators including histamine and leukotrienes from mast cells (Fireman 2003)....   [tags: inflammation disorder, pulmonary airways]
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Review: "The Anatomy of Judgement" by M. L. J. Abercrombie - In The Anatomy of Judgment, M. L. J. Abercrombie explains how information is gained through our perception. Abercrombie argues that interpretation is a very complicated task which we have been learning to do ever since we were born. Each of us has a different way of interpreting things we see because we often relates our past experiences when we are interpreting; so everyone has a way of interpretation according to his/her own experiences. In her discussion, Abercrombie explains two important concepts: schemata and context....   [tags: American Literature] 426 words
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The Coaching Process - This report concentrates on implementing a systematic observation on the use of Instruction, Hustle and Scold verbal coaching behaviours of a County Level Coach. Within this report the behaviours will be justified in regards to academic literature, the method of the observation will be presented and results of the observation will be discussed to gain a further understanding of the coaching process. The Coach observed is a County level club swimming coach who has been coaching swimming for 12 years....   [tags: Experiment, Systematic Observation]
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Christian Summer Camp Creates Resilient Children - When I was a kid, there were few things I looked forward to more than summer vacation. I couldn’t wait to laze around in the sun, sleep in and play all day. I got to spend time with my friends and my cousins at our family’s lake cabin up north. I had the opportunity to attend a Christian summer camp one year. I spent a week at Flaming Pine Youth Camp where we were not allowed to wear shorts, sleeveless shirts or walk to the beach without a cover up. As my oldest child grew up, my cousin suggested that I send him to the camp where she was assistant director....   [tags: expectation, behavior, child’s self-esteem]
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Investigation of the Most Favorable Sport Practiced by Youth - Investigation of the Most Favorable Sport Practiced by Youth Introduction The shooting Club in Mohandessin is a very famous sporting club in Cairo. Almost all the sports are practiced in that club as it the biggest.. Most of People living in Mohandessin district are members of that club and most of them practice one or more sport. The sports are played more frequently during the weekend which is Friday and Saturday as during the week they are busy either with studying or work....   [tags: Papers] 2550 words
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Crime and Punishment in the Seventeenth-century - Source A is a mid seventeenth-century engraving showing the 'swimming test' of a woman accused of witchcraft. The swimming test was used to find witches. The accused would be submerged in water, and if they floated on the surface they were assumed guilty of witchcraft. Source A illustrates uniformed spectators. The very fact that they are uniformed shows that the swimming test was a sanctioned event. The source also shows a creature which looks a little like a warthog, which may represent the witch's familiar....   [tags: Criminal Justice Essays] 2270 words
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John Cheever's The Swimmer - The setting of “The Swimmer” is in the suburbs, describing the aquatic adventure of Neddy, an energetic and cheerful father and husband. After attending a cocktail party, he decided that he would swim his entire way home through various swimming pools. Through his adventures, the protagonist makes a great discovery that his marriage life is a great lie. The journey from the cocktail party to his home converts him from a vibrant man to an old impoverished man whose life is in a major crisis. As he arrives at his house, he finds his children and wife have abandoned him....   [tags: midlife crisis, marital life, journey] 760 words
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Troubled Waters: a Commentary on "the Swimmer" - In an allegory nothing is what is seems and even when the meaning of something is pinned down it is still a subjective decision. Therefore whichever aspect that is to be defined may have completely different meanings depending on the individual reader. In John Cheever's "The Swimmer" there is certainly no shortage of aspects, ranging from very small details to broad encompassing settings, that have a different meaning other than what they literally are. One such facet is that the protagonist of this story, Neddy Merril, is swimming a staggering eight miles to his house by way of neighborhood private and public pools....   [tags: American Literature] 741 words
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Interpersonal Relationships In Swamp Angel and Fifth Business - Interpersonal Relationships In Swamp Angel and Fifth Business In the novel Swamp Angel the main character, Maggie, asserts that "swimming is like living , it is done alone". This is, in fact, a very telling statement with respect to the life of both Maggie and the life of Dunstan, the main character in the novel The Fifth Business. Maggie's comparison of life to swimming raises interesting points about the way in which each of the two characters proceed along the road of life. Maggie's statement is actually a simile which compares swimming alone to living life....   [tags: essays papers] 1447 words
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Creative Writing: My Life as a Fish - One of the most unique creatures are fish. As I am sitting here in my room, my fish are swimming about with not a care in the world. I wonder what it would feel like to be a fish. I'm swimming about and see eight other fish swim around me. The thermometer reads 72 degree Fahrenheit, but the cold water suits me just fine. There are white, black, and gray pebbles all over the bottom of the tank which collects the deserted food particles. I accidentally suck up a small pebble with the fish food I tried eating from the bottom of the tank....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay] 995 words
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A "Net" Loss - Net Loss Many people believe that shark nets protect swimmers by blocking sharks from entering the swimming area. However, these nets are not designed to act as a barricade, but as fishing net to catch and kill the sharks, among other species. Shark nets should not be used for protecting swimmers from shark attacks. They protect swimmers, not by deterring or blocking sharks from entering the area, but by killing them and reducing the area’s shark population. Therefore, there are fewer attacks on humans, but at a high cost to the already struggling shark population....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation]
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