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    October 2014

    Pool Practices for Nonaquatic Athletes

    A review of recent K-12 and higher education drowning claims shows that when nonaquatic sports teams conduct alternative practices in pools, students are at a higher risk of injury or death. When nonaquatic teams conduct pool practices, injuries often occur because swimming skills are assumed or not assessed. Athletic ability in one sport does not transfer to another, and even athletes in excellent physical condition may not know how to swim.
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