A study of potential Olympic swimmers: I, the starting point.

K. M. Bagnall, D. W. Kellett

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Physiological and anthropometric profiles of a group of successful young swimmers are presented. Anthropometrically the swimmers appear to fall within fairly narrow limits but are physically more mature than their peers. Physiologically there is greater diversity within the group representing perhaps the varying demands of the swimming events practised. All values for the physiological parameters measured are high compared with children of similar ages. For the future it is hoped to relate performance in swimming to the variables measured and to assess any changes which occur thus perhaps colouring the profiles presented here.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-132
Number of pages6
JournalBritish journal of sports medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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