The Role of Technique in Improving the Performance of Junior Swimmers

  • Viorel Bitang Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad
  • Vasile Liviu Andrei
  • Ardelean Viorel Petru
  • Corina Dulceanu
  • Zăgrean Eleonora


Aim. Establishing a model of training as well as the judicious use of the
most effective methods and means specific to and non-specific to swimming
should lead to: - appropriate appropriation from the technical point of view
of the 4 swimming procedures; - increasing the minimum driving qualities;
- demonstrate the validity and applicability of methods used to follow the
development of qualitative motor skills; Methods. In the general tendency
to objectively human actions, there is also the need to rationalize the exercises
used in training, hence the name „rationalization of effort on areas of
intensity”. With these tests we tracked and scored with grades from 1 to 10
of the crawl technique and recorded the performance of athletes in the 50m
free sample. The repetitions were performed on distances of 12.5m, 25m in
a maximum of 8 repetitions. The usual statistical indicators were used: arithmetic
average, amplitude, standard deviation and coefficient of variability.
Results. Performance dynamics for 50m - arithmetic average, global, analyzing
the entire period of research, reveals that the greatest leap in the results
is between the second and the third tests (Init.T.= 40,47±4,38 sec and at the
Fin. T. = 37,82±2,38 sec with a Dif. = 2,65 sec). Conclusions. Evaluation
of technical performance. In addition to physical training under the training
plan, special emphasis has been put on technical training, which at this age
has a primordial role, knowing that incorrectly acquired skills, hardly or not
at all, can be corrected later. The results obtained in the tests carried out have
improved continuously, and finally the progress is obvious.

Author Biographies

Vasile Liviu Andrei

„Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Arad, Romania,

Ardelean Viorel Petru

„Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Arad, Romania

Corina Dulceanu

„Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Arad, Romania

Zăgrean Eleonora

Univesity „Babes Bolyai” of Cluj Napoca/ Bistrita