Reliability of an In-Water Repeated-Sprint Test for Water Polo

in International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
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Time-motion studies indicate the importance of repeated high-intensity activities during water polo match play. The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability of an in-water repeated-sprint test, which comprised 6 × 10-m all-out sprints, departing every 17 s. This protocol was chosen to replicate the regular intense periods of match play.

Tan is with the School of Sport Science, Exercise, and Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia; the Sports Science Department, Western Australian Institute of Sport, Claremont, WA, Australia; and the Sports Science Department, High Performance Group, Singapore Sports Council, Singapore.Polglaze is with the Sports Science Department, Western Australian Institute of Sport, Claremont, WA, Australia. Dawson is with the School of Sport Science, Exercise, and Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia.