Ibrahimi, Abedin and Jashari, Vildane and Ibrahimi, Edon and Ibrahimi, Arlind (2018) IMPACT OF SWIMMING TECHNIQUE IN STUDENTS PERFORMANCE. SPORT AND HEALTH International Journal of Sport Sciences and Health, 5 (9). pp. 11-15. ISSN 2545-4978

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The morphological status is an important factor for achieving results in many sports, including swimming. By using certain anthropometric measures we gain a clearer picture of the impact that anthropometric parameters have on either the overall development of athletes or the competitive results in specific swimming discipline. The main aim of this paper was to follow the progress of swimming technique of students in the 25m discipline as a result of the swimming course. Another aim was to verify the possible impact of some anthropometric parameters of the upper and lower limbs and body mass on the 25 m results of swimming. Methods: The research sample has included 50 male 19-25 year-old students, who attended studies at the Faculty of Physical Culture and Sports at AAB College in Prishtina. For estimating anthropometric features, six variables were obtained that are indicative of the longitudinal and transversal dimension of the upper and lower limbs, as well as the body mass variable. Whereas the motor skills were evaluated from the swimmers score of 25 meters distance. The measurements were made at the semi-Olympic Zenith swimming pool near Prishtina during the swimming course throughout February-May 2018. The result was measured by hand chronometer and was accurately read 0.1 seconds. Results: The average student body mass was 77.48 kg, whereas in the 25-meter distance, students had an average of 24.03 seconds in the first measurement, while in the second measurement they improved the score by 1.76 seconds (22.27 sec). There was a statistically valid difference between the first and the second measurements (t = 12,382, sig = .000). The result from the first measurement, (mean = 24.03 sec) is lower than the second measurement (mean = 22.27 seconds). Discussion: To show the impact of morphologic variables in the result of swimming in short distance (25 m) multiple linear regression was used. Based on the results of linear regression (tables 5&6), predictive system of morphologic variables (R-.313, sig=.748) has no impact in the result of swimming in short distance (25 m). This could have come as a result that the several individuals had only the minimal level of technique knowledge and their motoric abilities are not like in elite swimmers and the size of the sample is not great (only 50 entities).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
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Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2019 08:31
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019 08:31

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