Produced, edited, and copyrighted by
Professor Brent S. Rushall, San Diego State University
EXTRACTED PRINCIPLES AND IMPLICATIONS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR AQUATIC RESEARCH ANNUAL - 1989-1990
This issue of the Swimming Science Bulletin analyzes studies reported in the 1989-90 International Center for Aquatic Research Annual edited by Dr. John Troup. The center is situated in Colorado Springs, USA.
A number of years ago ICAR received considerable criticism which led to personnel changes and a reduction in its productivity. The standard of work conducted was evaluated and while not found to be invalid, suggestions were made to increase the stringency of controls exercised in experimental work. This writer made his own personal evaluation of the work done, item by item, and in this and subsequent summaries includes implications of findings that are acceptable. This is the reason why some of the entries and implications from the original ICAR publication are not included.
The purpose of this Bulletin is to highlight the major principles from each study in the 1989-90 Annual and explain their implications for coaching.
It is recommended that the reader obtain a copy of this ICAR report. It is handy to refer to the graphic material. After reading this Bulletin understanding of the studies in the report should be facilitated. The text reference and address for its purchase are:
Troup, J. (1990). International Center for Aquatic Research annual - Studies by the International Center for Aquatic Research, 1989-90. United States Swimming Press, 1750 East Boulder Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA 80909-5770.
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