Photo credit: PlayCore
Photo credit: PlayCore

A document meant to equip aquatics facilities, trainers and other influencers in the world of aquatics with resources to promote and support water-immersion activities has been released by The National Swimming Pool Foundation, in conjunction with PlayCore.

Called "Water Immersion Works: Research-Based Health Benefits of Aquatic Immersion and Activity," the treatise highlights the benefits of aquatic activity presented in the form of 13 vignettes written by noted aquatic scholars, including Bruce Becker, M.D., director of the National Aquatics & Sports Medicine Institute; and Eadric Bressel, Ph.D., professor of biomechanics at Utah State University. Each essay is dedicated to a single benefit, and many reference available research.

“The Water Immersion Works flip book can help residential pool owners understand and educate themselves on something they deeply care about--their own and their family’s health,” said NSPF CEO Thomas Lachocki, Ph.D. “The information found in this book can help families realize the many different benefits of water immersion and how it can help the health of children, parents and grandparents.”

Water Immersion Works explains a number of benefits to water-activity benefits, including well-known ones such as increased blood flow to the brain and reduced blood pressure, and more obscure benefits such as the enhancement of bone formation. The report also addresses how aquatic activities can improve the lives of certain populations, such as those suffering post traumatic stress disorder.

Copies of the document can be obtained by logging onto PlayCore.