Swimming Beep Test

This test is a variation on the running beep test suitable for swimmers, conducted in water. This swimming version was described by Lavoie et al. (1985), a team which included Luc Léger which developed the running beep test. This test is not commonly used, and it is not clear what signals are used for the swimmers keep up to the required pace. A variation of this test, the Progressive Swim Test, has recently been described (Veronese da Costa et al., 2012)

There are a couple of similar water-based beep tests, the Williams Swimming Beep Test and the Shuttle Swim Test for water polo players. See our list of swimming fitness tests.


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