Documents concerning health education in the YWCA of the U.S.A. including competitive sports, conferences, a national swim meet, the swimming program and more. Health education in the YWCA of the U.S.A. includes providing the opportunity for all women and girls to participate in physical activity and competitive sports. The YWCA of the U.S.A.'s official position on competitive sports and its role in the organization's program and purpose further explain the importance of such opportunities and training. Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) workshops and institutes encourage the sharing of program ideas and skills. Two such workshops are recorded here as minutes, notes and correspondence. Swimming classes, clubs and recreation programs have been a part of the YWCA of the U.S.A. for many years in camps and local associations. In 1970 a national YWCA swim meet is organized to encourage healthy competition and to highlight the successful swimming programs of local associations. The final results are included in addition to letters requesting fund raising support event schedules and planning notes. Leadership handbooks and program guidelines for implementing swimming programs address the logistics of running recreational and competitive swim programs and include instruction guidelines for classes with young children. Additional health education materials include notes on suggested fee structures for HPER programming and guidelines for planning for the construction of HPER facilities in local associations.
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Health, Sophia Smith Collection, MS 324, Smith College Special Collections, Northampton, Massachusetts.
Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3, Reel 292