Central European Journal of Sport Sciences and Medicine (Jan 2015)

Research Analysis of Selection Criteria at the Initial Stage of Swimming Training of Primary School Junior Students

  • Paweł Eider

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 11


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This article serves as a review of literature dedicated to the issue of selection criteria at the initial stage of swimming training of children in junior grades of primary school. Research methods used by the reviewed authors were varied. Only in some cases the overall anthropometric examination was used. This paper presents research results of multiple authors concerned with the swimming initiation age, basic somatic features (height and body mass), physical (motor) fitness, and physical function as major criteria for selection. The literature presented in this article lacks, however, information about potential correlations between the sports skills and measurements of motor skills and somatic features of children who are at an initial stage of competitive swimming. Therefore, this issue has not been discussed in the article.