Effects of year-round swim training on selected cardiorespiratory functions of Hong Kong junior secondary school students = 全年游泳訓練對香港中學生心肺功能的影響

Hoo Kin Frank Fu, Linxuan Guo

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Abstract

The effects of year-round swim training on selected cardiorespiratory functions were investigated using a sample of 60 junior secondary school students aged 13 to 15 years. The swimmers who participated in the study had all done at least 8 hours per week year-round swimming practice for more than 1 year. It was found that the swimmers had a higher aerobic capacity (maximum oxygen uptake), forced vital capacity (FVC), and forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) than the control group. It is concluded that year-round swim training at club level for 8 or more hours per week (4 days/week) can contribute to the development of an active lifestyle and physical fitness among Hong Kong secondary school students.

本文對全年游泳運動對青少年心肺功能的影響進行研究和探討。共有60名13至15歲的香港中學生參加了本次研究,其中游泳組學生持續進行了超過一年每週不少於8小時的游泳訓練。測試結果發現,游泳組的最大吸氧量FVC及FEV1的值高於對照組。由此可見,通過持續每週超過8小時(4次/周)的全年游泳訓練有助於培養香港中學生積極生活方式和促進體適能的提高。

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-188
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Youth Studies
Volume15
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

User-Defined Keywords

  • Growth and development
  • quality of life
  • physical fitness
  • 成長與發展
  • 生活品質
  • 體適能

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