The motivations of Multiple English Channel Swimmers

Allen, Zoe (2017) The motivations of Multiple English Channel Swimmers. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

The present study aimed to find the motivations of swimmers who swim the English Channel two or more times (‘Multiple English Channel Swimmers’). The data was obtained from three adults who had all swum the English Channel multiple times. The study was directed using open questionnaires to collect preliminary information on the participants before an open question Skype interview was conducted to develop the data. Each interview was recorded with a Dictaphone and transcribed using Microsoft database software. The findings indicated that the participants were motivated by both intrinsic and extrinsic sources which are personal to the swimmer, as their experiences of swimming are different to one another’s because of their unique perceptions. The study highlighted that swimming the English Channel had become an important part of their life and identity and they now needed to somehow retain that, which they do by swimming the English Channel multiple times.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Adventure Education
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV201 Physical education and training
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Departments > Adventure Education
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 12:16
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 12:16
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/3196

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