ERIC Number: ED205508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Sports Medicine Meets Synchronized Swimming.
Wenz, Betty J.; And Others
This collection of articles contains information about synchronized swimming. Topics covered include general physiology and cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility exercises, body composition, strength training, nutrition, coach-athlete relationships, coping with competition stress and performance anxiety, and eye care. Chapters are included on common orthopedic problems affecting synchronized swimmers. The psychological aspects of elite women synchronized swimmers are also discussed. A comprehensive study of the anatomy of the shoulders and knees of synchronized swimmers is appended. The writings reflect the current trend in sports medicine to go beyond the concept of a team physician who cares for the injured athlete; rather, the emphasis is on the total physical and psychological health and well-being of the athlete. (JD)
Descriptors: Athletic Coaches, Competition, Exercise Physiology, Group Activities, Injuries, Nutrition, Performance Factors, Physical Fitness, Stress Variables, Student Teacher Relationship, Swimming, Training Methods, Vision, Womens Athletics
AAHPERD Publications, P.O. Box 870, Lanham, MD 20801 (Stock Number 243-26724, $6.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).
Identifiers: Synchronized Swimming