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It seems like it was only yesterday, but the Olympic Games were held six months ago. There are several amazing stories and achievements to be recalled. Arguably one of the biggest headlines of the Olympic Games was in the 50-m free Olympic Swimming race when Anthony Ervin from USA grabbed a shocking Gold Medal. At…

As a take home message: Some of the hot topics for age group swimmers are covered in this piece It is shared what Science tell us on those topics and what we have yet to learn For further reading,  selected papers and interviews with leading researchers are also provided Rio 2016 has come to an…

As a take home message: The aim was to compare the race strategy by the gold and silver medalists in the Women’s 200m butterfly event at Rio 2016. In this final, the turns and the swim stroke coordination played major roles in the race strategy setup by each medalist. Almost similar performances (a difference of…

As a take home message: The aim was to compare the Adam Peaty 100m Breast World Record to the silver medalists of the M100Br at Rio 2016, as well as, the 2015 and 2016 Adam Peaty 100m Breast World Records. In comparison to the 2015 Adam Peaty 100m Breast World Record, there was a significant improvement…

A lack of understanding for the work of a sports coach is the cost we must pay for our endeavors. However, it should be realized that a coach is by no means a supreme being, but having specific swim coach characteristics and attributes are common in elite coaches. They are no different from the rest…

The fastest butterfly swim ever! Well, at least it is the fastest butterfly swim in a textile ever! Ukraine´s Andriy Govorov posted the fastest butterfly textile time ever in the semis of the Men´s 50m Butterfly event at the 2016 Euro Champs that were held this month in London (22.73s). This is ranked as the…

As the 2016 Rio Olympics approach, swimming commercials become abundant. The recent UnderArmor commercial with Michael Phelps performing swimming dryland and strength highlights the question: Does Swimming Dryland Improve Swimming Performance? Below is a submitted article by Anthony Preda.   There are numerous health benefits to be attained by individuals who engage in resistance training and…

Overhead athletes are no strangers to shoulder pain. A majority of swimmers will experience shoulder pain at least once during their careers, and it is not a compliant only older swimmers face. Shoulder pain in swimmers affects athletes of all ages. Here are the unluckiest 13 shoulder pain stressors that cause pain in swimmers. Shoulder Pain…

Take Home Points 1) Exposure to heated swimming pools during infancy may be related to scoliosis development 2) Later in life, asymmetric patterns in swimming could contribute to scoliosis 3) Giant swim bags may also exacerbate balance issues in scoliosis All the way back to 1986, Becker noted “The high-repetition nature of competitive swimming causes…

Below is an interview with researcher Kristin Morris. The below interview focuses on her recent research on arms- and leg-only swimming. This is trying to determine, are the legs propulsive during swimming? What contribution do the arms and legs have during swimming, and much more. Here current research interest are: Current Research Velocity and metabolic cost…

   
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