AQUATIC PLYOMETRICS DO NOT IMPROVE SWIMMERS' PERFORMANCES
Wilson, M., Adams, K. J., & Stamford, B. A. (2004). Aquatic plyometrics and the freestyle flip turn. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 36(5), Supplement abstract 1432.
The effects of aquatic plyometrics on the performance of elite age-group swimmers' freestyle turn time, 50-yd freestyle time, and vertical jump were evaluated. Ss were divided into an 8-week aquatic plyometric training group (N = 8) and a control group (N = 8). Land and aquatic vertical jump were measured five times during the study.
There was no significant difference between the groups in 50-yd time, flip-turn time, and both vertical jumps. Most of the factors measured were significantly related with each other.
Implication. Aquatic plyometrics does not improve swimming performance features in trained age-group swimmers.
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