SOMATIC CHARACTERISTICS AND MOTOR CAPACITY OF 10-YEAR SWIMMING POOLS FROM BASIC SCHOOL NO. 60 IN BYDGOSZCZ

Mirosława Szark-Eckardt, Marek Napierała, Jerzy Eksterowicz, Walery Zukow, Robert Łukaszewski

Abstract


The aim of the study was to determine the state of somatic traits and motor abilities of ten-year-old pupils from Primary School No. 60 in Bydgoszcz.

Two groups of children were tested - swimming and non-swimmers.

There were five attempts from the International Physical Fitness Test to assess motor skills such as strength, agility, speed, abdominal strength, flexibility.

Body height, body weight, BMI, Rohrer parameters were used to evaluate somatic features. The total number of students was 54 students, 34 boys, 20 girls. Each of the students performed five fitness tests.

The research hypothesis is that children who practice swimming will show better physical fitness than children who do not practice swimming and that the two groups will not differ in terms of somatic traits.


Keywords*


somatic features, motor skills, swimming, sports classes.

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