POST COVID SWIM
According to the World Health Organization, COVID-recovered individuals suffer from various problems (breathing, neurological, physical and psychological dysfunctions), preventing them to partly or fully return in the work process, affecting their exclusion and increasing the health expenditure. Nevertheless, in Europe there is no systematic treatment of COVID-recovered people when they finish with medical treatment. The project PostCovSwim addresses this gap by presenting swimming and movement in the water as a physical activity, which improves the quality of life of COVID-recovered individuals. Thanks to the water characteristics, the COVID-recovered people will be able to take part in the program.
The main project objective is to draw up a training program, based on the recent world-known developments in the field of health and sport sciences, to be used in a local environment. An innovative design of the program in the appropriately warm water will directly address the current problems connected with COVID-19. By drawing-up their own training programs, the representatives of the target groups (swimming teachers and coaches, swimming professionals and kinesiologists) will be able to reach a higher participation of the final users, faster inclusion in the society, and, at the same time, they will have an important mission in direction of the psychical and mental condition of the society.
Altogether, three organizations take part in the project. The main partner is the Slovenian Swimming Association, whose mission is to offer professional development of the swimming coaches and professionals. The second project partner is the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education from Serbia with a wide range of competences in the field of researchscientific projects. The third project partner is Natator Swimming Club from Croatia, expert in the swimming programs development on the basis of Halliwick method with rich organizational and dissemination experience.