2019, Vol. 4, Issue 2
Relationship of selected anthropometric variables with short distance swimming performance
Author(s): Manas Banerjee and Dr. Somnath Bag
Anthropometry is the branch of anthropology that is concerned with the measurement of human body. The definition has confined to the kind of measurements commonly used in associate in physical performance with body build. Anthropometry involves the measurement of external part of the body, including body diameters; body circumferences somatic types. The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship of anthropometrical variables (Thigh Girth, Calf Girth, Foot Length and Foot Breadth) with Short Distance swimming performance. For this study, 25 District level Short Distance male swimmers, specialized in 50 meters free hand swimming from different clubs of West Bengal were considered as subjects. Subjects were selected purposively and the age of the subjects ranged 16 to 17 years. Correlation of co-efficient was employed to calculate the collected data at 0.05 level of confidence. The result showed that there was significant Relationship on Swimming Performance with Thigh Girth and Calf Girth. As we know it is established fact that performance has an inverse relation with time. So it can be concluded that both variables ware positively associated with each other in true sense. In case of Foot Length and Foot Breadth there was no significant correlation between them. As we know it is established fact that performance has an inverse relation with time. So it can be concluded that both variables were inversely associated with each other in true sense.
Pages: 413-417 | 150 Views 5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Manas Banerjee and Dr. Somnath Bag. Relationship of selected anthropometric variables with short distance swimming performance. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2019; 4(2): 413-417.