Research Impact Summary: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of increased training volume during a 10 day training camp on competitive performance and internal training load (ITL). In addition, coach and swimmer rating of perceived exertion (RPE) for each session was compared.Ten national level swimmers participated in the training camp which involved a 36% increase in swimming volume. The findings suggest that a 36% increase in swimming volume during a 10 day training camp resulted in significant changes to competitive performance and ITL. However, coach and swimmer RPE should be monitored closely during future camps.
Nugent, F.J., Comyns, T.M. and Warrington, G.D. Effects of increased training volume during a 10 day training camp on competitive performance in national level youth swimmers. The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness. DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.17.07838-0