A current methodological problem for Italian swimming teachers is the suitability of the instructional flotation devices as a useful tool for the learning process of swimming. In literature, there are several studies reporting contrasting results in the use of these aids. The present study analyses the results of the front crawl stroke learning process in Italian children aged 8-9 years after a 10 lessons program developed by the use or nonuse of instructional flotation devices. Both a qualitative (by MERS-F scale) and a quantitative (armstroke cycles, breathings, stroke rate, stroke length, efficiency index) analyses were performed. No significant differences between the two methods were found.

Analysis on learning the front crawl stroke by use or non-use of instructional flotation devices / R. Scurati, G.C. Roione, G. Michielon, P.L. Invernizzi. - In: REVISTA PORTUGUESA DE CIÊNCIAS DO DESPORTO. - ISSN 1645-0523. - 6:suppl. 2(2006 Jun), pp. 259-260. ((Intervento presentato al 10. convegno International Symposium Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming tenutosi a Porto nel 2006.

Analysis on learning the front crawl stroke by use or non-use of instructional flotation devices

R. Scurati;G.C. Roione;G. Michielon;P.L. Invernizzi
2006-06

Abstract

A current methodological problem for Italian swimming teachers is the suitability of the instructional flotation devices as a useful tool for the learning process of swimming. In literature, there are several studies reporting contrasting results in the use of these aids. The present study analyses the results of the front crawl stroke learning process in Italian children aged 8-9 years after a 10 lessons program developed by the use or nonuse of instructional flotation devices. Both a qualitative (by MERS-F scale) and a quantitative (armstroke cycles, breathings, stroke rate, stroke length, efficiency index) analyses were performed. No significant differences between the two methods were found.
swimming ; learning ; instructional flotation devices
Settore M-EDF/01 - Metodi e Didattiche delle Attivita' Motorie
Settore M-EDF/02 - Metodi e Didattiche delle Attivita' Sportive
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