THE STUDY OF TIME PERCEPTION IN ELITE SWIMMERS

  • Ning Wang
  • Yeouteh Liu
Keywords: swimming, time perception, absolute error

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the abilities of time perception in the elite swimmers from differing distance specializations. Specifically, we compared actual and predicted swimming times (in seconds) in sprint, middle and long distance freestyle swimmers at different distances (50M, 100M, 200M, 400M). The results showed that the absolute error value of long-distance specialized swimmers was highly related to the significant correlation of the best performance (r =.89, p<.01). Long-distance specialized swimmers had a better predictive ability and performance in time perception. This result may be related to routine training and pace-making ability.
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Coaching and Sports Activities