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dc.contributor.supervisor Witcher, Chad
dc.contributor.supervisor Victor, Janice
dc.contributor.author McNamee, Chloe
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-17T15:47:11Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-17T15:47:11Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5189
dc.description.abstract Investigating Masters sport is important as it presents a unique context to explore physical activity participation by extending beyond the regular parameters of physical activity engagement in older adults. This study utilizes an Interpretive Description methodology conducted through semi-structured interviews with 10 Masters athlete swimmers aged 60 years and older. The findings of this study suggest that physical activity promotion in older adulthood needs to be affordable, accessible, and culturally accepted. The Masters athlete swimmers involved in this research study discussed areas that contributed to their participation including, privilege and willingness to be a member in the club, the ability to resist ageist stereotypes, and experienced support to be engaged in a Masters swim club. The sport of swimming encourages the ability to navigate multiple understandings of what it means to be a physically active older adult and how that influences their aging experiences. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences) en_US
dc.subject Older athletes -- Alberta -- Attitudes en_US
dc.subject Swimmers -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Swimming for older people -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Older people -- Health and hygiene -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Physical fitness for older people -- Alberta en_US
dc.subject Stereotypes (Social psychology) en_US
dc.subject ageist stereotyping en_US
dc.subject masters athletes en_US
dc.subject masters swimmers en_US
dc.subject older adults en_US
dc.subject physical activity en_US
dc.subject sport participation en_US
dc.title Exploring masters athlete swimmers' perspectives on aging and health through interpretive description en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0493 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0573 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0351 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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