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The International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education (IJARE) provides a unique forum to advance the knowledge and practices of aquatic researchers and practitioners worldwide. This peer-reviewed quarterly journal publishes significant research findings, articulates innovative ideas, challenges current practices and proposed changes, and disseminates information about the latest and best use of equipment and facilities. Because IJARE welcomes both research-oriented and educational articles, it appeals to a wide range of aquatics professionals, both as readers of the journal and as article authors. This diversity of thought has made IJARE a discussion forum for important ideas in many areas of the emerging field of aquatic research and practice.
Articles appearing in IJARE include basic and applied research in broad areas of noncompetitive aquatics along with practitioner-oriented information to foster best practices among aquatic professionals. IJARE welcomes original research in aquatics, experiential reports, clinical and observational studies, literature reviews, and any other article deemed to be of benefit to aquatic professionals worldwide.
Stephen J. Langendorfer, PhD, editor of the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, is professor of kinesiology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, U.S.A. He has earned degrees from SUNY Cortland, Purdue University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He specializes in aquatics, motor development, and measurement with research that blends motor development and aquatics by examining how aquatic readiness and water competence change developmentally over the lifespan as impacted by task and contextual factors. He has published numerous scholarly articles and coauthored Aquatic Readiness: Developing Water Competence in Young Children. He has earned recognition for his international service to aquatic agencies such as the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, U.S. Lifeguard Standards Coalition, YMCA of the USA, and Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming 2010 with the Golden Whale Award from the Commodore Longfellow Society and Paragon Aquatic Award from ISHOF. He is a member of the BGSU Masters swim team as well as an avid year-round bicyclist, canoeist, and wilderness camper.