The activities from the book Water Fun come to life in the Water Fun DVD. These aquatic activities are ideal for participants of all ages and skill levels because they’re easy on the joints, they don’t cause heat stress, and—most important—they’re fun! The majority of the 57 activities included on the DVD occur in shallow water and require little, if any, swimming skill. Terri Lees hosts and narrates this DVD that is divided into five segments:
Levels of Performance
Partner Stunts and Skills
Water Games That Train
Each segment includes several activities, and instructors are encouraged to create their own variations of these activities following basic safety guidelines. The name and objective of each activity are clearly shown to help instructors ensure that participants get the most out of every activity. Underwater photography is used extensively on this DVD to make the activities easy to learn and teach.
Terri Lees has been teaching aquatic activities and coaching swimming for more than 30 years. She taught and coached high school swimming for 12 years and spent 13 years at Wichita State University as the aquatic coordinator for campus recreation, where she taught and created aquatic programs for students and instructors.
Lees has been a contributor to the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Swimming and Diving texts and served as an on-camera host for the Aqua Fitness video. She is currently the chair-elect for the Council for Aquatic Professionals of AAHPERD and has presented at numerous state, district, and national conventions. Lees also serves as the chair for the development committee of the aquatic fitness instructor credential. She is a master teacher of adapted aquatics and a master instructor of aquatic fitness for the AAHPERD Council for Aquatic Professionals.
Lees is the aquatic supervisor at North Kansas City Community Center in North Kansas City, Missouri. She is personally involved as a competitive swimmer and is coaching a 50+ age-group team at the community center. She has designed and created all of the water exercise programs for the center and provides personal training in the water for people with disabilities.