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|Title: ||Reliability of Tethered Swimming Evaluation in Age Group Swimmers|
|Authors: ||Amaro, Nuno|
Marinho, Daniel A.
Marques, Mário C.
|Issue Date: ||2014|
|Citation: ||Amaro, Nuno; Marinho, Daniel A.; Batalha, Nuno; Marques, Mário C.; Morouço, Pedro. Reliability of Tethered Swimming Evaluation in Age Group Swimmers, Journal of Human Kinetics, 41, 1, 155-162, 2014.|
|Abstract: ||The aim of the present study was to examine the reliability of tethered swimming in the evaluation of age
group swimmers. The sample was composed of 8 male national level swimmers with at least 4 years of experience in
competitive swimming. Each swimmer performed two 30 second maximal intensity tethered swimming tests, on
separate days. Individual force-time curves were registered to assess maximum force, mean force and the mean impulse
of force. Both consistency and reliability were very strong, with Cronbach’s Alpha values ranging from 0.970 to 0.995.
All the applied metrics presented a very high agreement between tests, with the mean impulse of force presenting the
highest. These results indicate that tethered swimming can be used to evaluate age group swimmers. Furthermore,
better comprehension of the swimmers ability to effectively exert force in the water can be obtained using the impulse of
Key words: swimming, training and testing, propulsive force, front crawl.|
|Other Identifiers: ||1899-7562|
|Appears in Collections:||DES - Artigos em Livros de Actas/Proceedings|
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