SWIMMING PERFORMANCE, BODY COMPOSITION, AND SOMATOTYPE
Siders, W. A., Lukaski, H. C., & Bolonchuk, W. W. (1993). Relationships among swimming performance, body composition and somatotype in competitive collegiate swimmers. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 33, 166-171.
Women (N = 43) and men (N = 31) performed a competitive 100-yard swim. It was found that only significant relationships existed for women; height (r = -.466), mesomorphy (r = .404), ectomorphy (r = -.398), percent body fat (r = .351), and fat-free weight (r = -.332). These relationships existed at the start and end of the swimming season.
Implication. Anthropometric measures may be related to performance in women but not in men.
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