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Shuttle swim test
The Shuttle swim test was developed to assess the aerobic fitness of water polo players.
|What is the point?
Developed by sport scientists in Western Australia, the Shuttle swim test is a variation on the land based beep test.
Also known as the Water Polo Intermittent Shuttle Test (WIST) or the 10 meter Multistage Shuttle Swim Test (MSST), it is a highly effective way to assess a player's ability to perform repeated high-intensity efforts interspersed with brief periods of active recovery.
This is a highly realistic replication of the sorts of demands players will face during a game.
What do you need?
- Swimming pool
- CD player
|How do you do the test?
- Players swim, then rest, then swim, in accordance with the instructions and cadence of the CD.
What results you'll get :
Your score is the level and number of shuttles reached before you are unable to keep up with the recording.
By repeating this test on a regular basis, you can keep up with your fitness over the course of a season.
What is being measured again?
Aerobic fitness, specifically for with trained water polo players