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Background. The ability to sustain attention over period of time is called concentration. Concentration is one of the important factor for studying, especially for school children. Swimming as an exercise expected to be improving concentration.
Objective. The aim of this study was to know the relation between swimming and concentration in childrens.
Method. This study was experimental study with pre-posttest without control group design. Subjects were 8 children within 6-12 years old (age 8,50 + 1,41) by total sampling method. Swimming had been done 2 times a week in mild intensity with 60 minutes duration for 8 weeks at Bina Taruna swimming club, Purwokerto. Concentration score before and after the intervention was measured with army-alpha test by pshycologist. Wilcoxon test was performed to determine the relation between swimming and concentration.
Results. There was significant relation between swimming and concentration (p= 0,042). The mean concentration score had increased after the 8-weeks swimming intervention (76,25+ 13,30 to 83,13 + 9,98.)
Conclusion. There was relation between swimming and concentration in children