Seasonal training and performance of competitive swimmers.

@article{Stewart2000SeasonalTA,
  title={Seasonal training and performance of competitive swimmers.},
  author={Alexander M. Stewart and Will G Hopkins},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={18 11},
  pages={873-84}
}
To determine the relationship between prescribed training and seasonal-best swimming performance, we surveyed 24 swim coaches and 185 of their age-group and open-class swimmers specializing in sprint (50 and 100 m) and middle-distance (200 and 400 m) events in a summer and winter season. We expressed effects on training as either multiples of swimmers' standard deviations (effect size, ES) or as correlations (r). Coaches prescribed higher mileage and longer repetitions of lower intensity to… CONTINUE READING

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