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Title: Swimming in the panopticon : an ethnographic study of good practice in competitive youth swimming
Author: Lang, Melanie
ISNI:       0000 0004 2670 1083
Current Institution: Leeds Beckett University
Date of Award: 2009
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Underpinned by a Foucauldian analysis, this research explores how key personnel at competitive youth swimming clubs at different levels of the elite-development ladder interpret and realise good practice. Adopting an ethnographic approach to three casestudy clubs in the North of England - an elite, a sub-elite and a 'low-level' club - it involves observations of thirteen coaches and one poolside helper, plus semistructured interviews with eleven coaches, one poolside helper and two Club Welfare Officers, who are charged with overseeing child welfare issues in their swimming clubs.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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