2018, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part F
A comparative study of selected physical fitness components between state level swimmers and footballers
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Karuna Sana, Lipika Biswas and Chandrima Pramanik
Purpose of the present study was to find out the differences between footballer and swimmer on selected physical fitness components. For conducting this study total 60 boys [30 state level football players and 30 state level swimmers] of 18 to 22 years were selected from different area of west Bengal, India. Selected criteria were agility, flexibility, coordination and cardio-vascular endurance. All the physical fitness components were measured by using standard test. Mean and standard deviation were used as descriptive statistics and‘t’ test was used to compare the means of selected fitness components of the groups. Level of confidence was set at 0.05 level of confidence. Significant differences (p < 0.05) were noted in agility, flexibility and hand-eye co-ordination. From this study it was also found that footballers have a better agility than swimmer where swimmers have better flexibility and hand-eye co-ordination. There was no significant difference on cardio-vascular efficiency between footballer and swimmer at 0.05 level of confidence. Football practice helps to improve agility in better way than swimming practice. Swimming practice helps to acquire greater flexibility and hand-eye co-ordination than football playing. Both swimming and football playing have near about similar effect to improvement the cardio-vascular endurance.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Karuna Sana, Lipika Biswas, Chandrima Pramanik. A comparative study of selected physical fitness components between state level swimmers and footballers. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(2):366-368.