An Assessment of Water Fear of School Children | Original Article
A study was conducted to assess the water fear of school going children. The children who were enrolled for summer swimming 'learn to swim' program in Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education Gwalior, were selected for the study. An observable water fear checklist consisting of ten points was used to assess the water fear score. A total of one hundred and forty nine children who have had no previous experience in swimming and the age of the children were between 8 years to 14 years. All the children who were enrolled for 'learn to swim' program were enquired about their previous experience in swimming and those who were having any previous experience in swimming were then separated from the study since the zero point of experience was required.. Out of the remaining children one hundred forty nine children were randomly selected for the study. The subjects were asked to enter the water one by one and all the ten points in the observable fear checklist were observed on the very first day. And the scores were awarded out ten. The data for the water fear was checked for its normality and the percentile technique was used to assess the water fear of the school going children.