1University of Zagreb, Faculty of Kinesiology, Zagreb, Croatia
2Croatian academic swimming club Mladost Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Effects of the Basic Period in Swimming Training with the Age Group
Development of aerobic capacity and endurance is important part of basic period in swimming training for age groups. The focus of this study was monitoring the progress of a group of 17 male swimmers, aged between 12 to 14 from HAPK Mladost, Zagreb. They were tested throughout basic period over 3 consecutive years (2016-2018). For this purpose, the training effects were measured by three tests: speed (25 m freestyle), speed endurance (6x50 m freestyle) and endurance (1500 m freestyle). Initial testing was performed after 2 weeks of adaptation while final testing was completed in the 12th week of each of basic period through all tree years. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the effects of the basic period. T-test showed statistically significant positive outcomes in all test results during 3 years of basic training (12 weeks per year). As a conclusion progress of the speed test was found increased with each year while progress of the remaining two tests decreased with each additional year. Swimmers that were measured in this research have won first place at National championship. As a result, the existing training plan for the age group was concluded to be used further. This research provided guidelines for further planning of swimming training.
swimming, endurance, speed, age group
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