Water Based Recreation

  • Ivor H. Seeley


THE AMERICAN outdoor recreation report in 19621 considered that water was the focal point of outdoor recreation. In fact swimming, boating and fishing were each among the ten most popular outdoor activities in the United States. In Great Britain a study of inland waters and recreation in the west Midlands2 expressed the opinion:

Our investigation shows conclusively that interest and participation in recreation on inland waters have increased very substantially in recent years. It is also strongly suggested that participation would be very much higher, particularly in some sports, if water were available, and that there is a strong social and educational trend towards these activities, which will soon widen the gap between demand and supply.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivor H. Seeley
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  1. 1.Trent PolytechnicNottinghamUK

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