Research Impact: The debate over low-volume, high-intensity training versus high-volume, low-intensity training, commonly known as Quality versus Quantity respectively, is a frequent topic of discussion among swimming coaches and academics. The aim was to explore expert coaches’ perceptions of quality and quantity coaching philosophies in competitive swimming and to investigate their current training practices. The study was a critical step towards gaining a richer and broader understanding of the debate from an expert swimming coaches’ perspective which was not currently available in the literature. The study was published in the June edition of the Journal of Human Kinetics and to date has received in excess of 180 reads on ResearchGate.
Nugent, F.J., Comyns, T.M. and Warrington, G.D. Quality Versus Quantity Debate in Swimming: Perceptions and Training Practices of Expert Swimming Coaches. Journal of Human Kinetics volume 57/2017, 147-158 DOI: 10.1515/hukin-2017-0056