International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences Vol. 9(4A), pp. 106 - 111
DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.091318
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Aquatic Training with Play Methods in Improving Swimming Skills in Preschool Children


Sandra Arhesa *, Dewi Laelatul Badriah
Physical Education Study Program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Majalengka, Majalengka, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to determine the increase of swimming skills in aquatic training by playing methods for preschool children. The research method used was pre-experimental with a one-shot case study design. The populations were forty swimming participants at the Arhesa Swimming Club. Thirteen preschool children aged four to six years old (five males and eight females) were involved in the study. The research instrument were swimming skills test for preschool children's with water recognition indicators, pool entry, breath control, float, arms push, leg movement, and complete swimming. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results showed that six children were in a good category with a percentage of forty-six point fifteen, four children were in a moderate category with a percentage of thirty point seven six, and three children were in a low category with a percentage of twenty-three point zero seven. It concludes that aquatic training with the play method can improve swimming skills of pre-school children. It is suggested for further research to use other experimental methods, with a large sample, and increase the number of meetings.

KEYWORDS
Aquatic Training, Playing Method, Swimming Skill, Preschool Children

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[1] Sandra Arhesa , Dewi Laelatul Badriah , "Aquatic Training with Play Methods in Improving Swimming Skills in Preschool Children," International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 4A, pp. 106 - 111, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.091318.

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Sandra Arhesa , Dewi Laelatul Badriah (2021). Aquatic Training with Play Methods in Improving Swimming Skills in Preschool Children. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences, 9(4A), 106 - 111. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2021.091318.