Slađana Stanković, Zlatko Ahmetović, Dejan Madić, Bojan Međedović, Mia Perić

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The main purpose of this research was to determine to what extent some of the characteristics of female athletes in synchronized swimming hypothetically explains their results and offers predictions. The research was conducted on 30synchronized swimmers, height 165.49±3.57cm and body weight of 53±4.23kg who regularly train and compete in the junior level of championship (age 16 to 18).Variables of the participants’ morphological characteristics were obtained by the analysis of their body composition by using the method of bioelectrical impedance (BIA).Variables of functional skills were based on four tests. Variables for the evaluation of the performance of figures consisted of two basic and two selected figures according to the FINA rule book. The data analysis was done by the use of SPSS 20.0. Each variable result was presented as the basic central and dispersion parameters. The obtained results of the analysis of variance (ANOVA) show that there is a difference between the two groups of participants according to the all the research spaces. The research found a certain number of connections that were expected having in mind the nature of morphological and functional skills involved in performance in all the tested subspaces. The obtained results refer to some further research which will enable better understanding of the body functions of synchro swimmers. The results of this research are practically applicable in higher qualitative preparation of the synchro swimmers and achieving top results.


synchro swimming, body composition, functional skills, result efficiency

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