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"Sport Medicine Journal" No.29 - 2012
ARTICLE – abstract

The benefits of participation in aquatic activities for people with disabilities

Amelia Elena Stan
Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Ecological University, Bucharest, Romania


Participants to adapted aquatic activities learn motor skills. However, through proper planning with specialist instructors, through cross-disciplinary participation and a corresponding report patient – therapist it can achieve multiple benefits. Aquatic activities provide a form of exercise as relaxing and enjoyable observed from socially point of view. Swimming has many benefits physical, social, emotional, cognitive and recreational. Through swimming can learn other various functional activities and quality of aquatic activities can create skills for lifelong learning, independence and a sense of fulfillment. Swimming is a fun activity that makes it attractive to participants and therapists.
Conclusions. Exercising in water can promote the development of physical skills, social, emotional, cognitive skills and leisure skills. Water attraction is given by its recreational, educational and therapeutic value, long recognized.
Key words:

aquatic rehabilitation, people with disabilities

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The benefits of participation in aquatic activities for people with disabilities

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