THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL CONDITION OF SWIMMING AND ATHLETIC ATHLETES TO FACE PEPARNAS 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic that is currently hitting Indonesia has an impact on various sectors, including the sports sector. This study aims to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental and physical conditions of athletes in facing the 2021 National Paralympic Sports Week (PEPARNAS). In this study, a cross sectional survey design was used, with samples of 5 swimming athletes and 5 athletic athletes ranging from ages 18-22 years. The results showed that all data from the impact of Coronavirus Disease of 2019, mental and physical conditions were normally distributed with a significance value of 0.200 > 0.05. The results of the study also showed that the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact of 89% on the mentality of swimming athletes and athletic athletes. Then the Coronavirus Disease of 2019 pandemic had an impact of 88% on the physical condition of swimming athletes and 92% on the physical condition of athletic athletes. Each variable also has a significance level of <0.05 in the Spearman test, so that each variable has a correlation or is interconnected. Thus, in this study it was concluded that the Coronavirus Disease of 2019 pandemic had various impacts, especially in terms of mental and physical conditions on swimming athletes and athletic athletes who will face PEPARNAS 2021.