The Importance for the Pupils to Learn Survival Swimming


  • Elena Vizitiu „Ștefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, 13 Universității St., Suceava, Romania
  • Ovidiu Galeru „Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău, Calea Mărășești 157, 600115, Romania



swimming, survival, pupils


The purpose of this paper is to popularize survival swimming, which is currently the almost sole focus of utilitarian swimming. The survival swimming skills are reduced among the Romanian populace, even among the people in urban areas, with higher education. In rural areas, survival swimming skills tend to zero. The study has three objectives: to identify the swimming skills in a group of pupils who has started to learn how to swim in the Swimming and Physical Therapy Complex of the "Stefan cel Mare" University of Suceava; to improve their reaction ability in life-threatening drowning situations by teaching them essential swimming skills; and to increase the distance that the subjects can swim over independently by practicing survival swimming strokes.


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