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.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Youth Studies|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2012|
- Growth and development
- quality of life
- physical fitness