Assessment of an international breaststroke swimmer using a race readiness test

Thompson, Kevin and Garland, Stephen (2009) Assessment of an international breaststroke swimmer using a race readiness test. International Journal of Sport Physiology and Performance, 4 (1). pp. 139-143. ISSN 1555-0265

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Abstract

Competitive swimmers routinely undertake a 7 x 200-m incremental step test to evaluate their fitness and readiness to compete.An exercise protocol more closely replicating competition swimming speeds may provide further insight into the swimmer’s physiological and technical readiness for competition. This case study reports data over a 3-year period from 11 Race Readiness Tests, which were completed, in addition to the 7 x 200-m test, as an attempt to provide the swimmer and coach with a fuller assessment. For this individual, data provided objective information from which to assess training status and race readiness following a transition from 200-m to 100-m race training. Data also raised a question as to whether a 100-m maximal effort 10 minutes before another one actually enhances performance owing to a priming effect.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: swimming-breaststroke, swimming-competitions
Subjects: C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2010 18:25
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:44
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2122

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