According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. Even more alarming, more than 42 million children under the age of 5 are currently overweight or obese. But weight and obesity are largely preventable.
This session looks at how Aquatic sports can positively impact on both local and national communities.
Format: Individual presentations followed by a panel discussion
Dr. Margo Mountjoy, Bureau Member, FINA – View speaker profile
Chris Wilson, Director of Marketing Swimming Canada – View speaker profile
Dr. Robert Sallis, Advisory Board Chairman, Exercise is Medicine; former President, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) – View speaker profile
Melissa Backhouse, General Manager, Participation & Sport Development, Swimming Australia Ltd – View speaker profile
Nancy Miyake, Regional Development Officer, Pacific Sports Partnership Program, Oceania Swimming Association – View speaker profile
Dr. Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss, Head of the Department of Sports Medicine at Basel University