Fitness Testing for Swimming

Fitness is a vitally important component of success in swimming. There are many components of fitness that make up a good swimmer, importance of each of these depends on the race distance and stroke. The fitness tests used to access a swimmer should also reflect the range of fitness components, and the interpretation of the results should also be relative to the importance of each of these attributes. See our discussion on the fitness components for swimming.

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Swimming Specific Fitness Tests

Fitness testing for swimming usually includes training or race type test, such as 8 x 200m step test, in which heart rate, blood lactate, split times, stroke rate and perceived exertion are recorded.

Here are some other fitness tests related to swimming:


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