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For Water Safety -- SKWIM is the name of the game!

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Presentation by Kevin McCarthy and Mark Rauterkus for the Washington State Recreation Meeting in May, 2018. Kevin is the inventor of the original water-safety game, SKWIM. Mark is the executive director of SKWIM USA. Event is the Washington Recreation and Parks Association, See: http://www.wrpatoday.org.

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For Water Safety -- SKWIM is the name of the game!

  1. 1. FOR COMMUNITY WATER SAFETY SKWIM is the name of the game
  2. 2. WATER SAFETY What is it?
  3. 3. WATER SAFETY practice play experience skill care fun fitness respect knowledge dynamic rules cooperation passion swim physical work love teamwork alertness float technique wet observant focus lifesaving desire consistent determination conditioning
  4. 4. HOWTO MAKEWATER SAFETY popular
  5. 5. MAKE WATER SAFETY
  6. 6. WHY WE LOVETO PLAY GAMES? 1) Games - Emulate Life = “SocialWorking” - exchange of goods and services - organization, ownership - cooperation & generosity 2) Games -Tell a Story = “RealityTheater” - game plan & change of plans - spontaneity - a life microcosm that builds intrigue, entertainment, recreation
  7. 7. COMMONALITIES OF THE TOP-5 GLOBAL SPORTS 1) interactive team play 2) dynamic implement play (ball or disk) 3) lifetime play – child to senior play 4) team uniforms with numbers and name 5) specialized footwear for speed and safety 6) organizational rules of fair play
  8. 8. Most Popular USA Sports (Game Play)
  9. 9. HIGHEST REVENUE SPORTS - Fun Engaging Child Play - Exciting Professional Play
  10. 10. 2015 1) ExerciseWalking...106M 2) Exercise w/Equip…..56 M 3) Swimming….……..46 M 4) Aerobic Exercise…..45 M 5) Running/Jogging….44 M NSGA PARTICIPATION REPORT 2005 1)ExerciseWalking...106 M 2)Swimming…………58 M 3)Aerobic Exercise…..45 M 4)Camping……………..46 M 5)Bowling……………….45 M
  11. 11. Field = $23B Court = $4.8B Ice = $3.7B Water = $ ? USA SPORTS BY DOLLARS
  12. 12. WHERE ARETHE PLAYERS ?Players FIELD COURT ICE WATER ICE PLAYERS= 0.65m FIELD PLAYERS = 23.5 m COURT PLAYERS = 17 M AQUATIC PLAYERS = 0.04m North America
  13. 13. SKWIM™ - Game play engages - Footwear enhances - Skwim saves lives
  14. 14. ENGAGING CHILDREN through structured play
  15. 15. SKWIM Is a non-contact water-disk game
  16. 16. SKWIM Is a great game for all ages .
  17. 17. SKWIM GAME - LAGOON
  18. 18. SKWIM FINS – (ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR)
  19. 19. Girls often better players than boys!
  20. 20. SKWIM is a foundational program for learn-to-swim, summer camp, P.E. aquatics, and Park & Rec play
  21. 21. Find out more about SKWIM mark@skwimusa.org, executive director Mark Rauterkus 412-298-3432 Pittsburgh kevin@skwiminternational.org founder, Kevin McCarthy – 425-802-2167 Seattle info@eLifeguard.com or info@skwim.com for equipment sales and customer support 321-433-3630 Rockledge FL

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