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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…

This episode of the Advanced Swimming Performance Podcast features co-host Jenni Brozena. Jenni and I discuss if an ideal swimming start style exists. Jenni Brozena is the Owner and Lead Sport Scientist of Aqueous, an international organization providing elite aquatic wellness through accessible sport science for training preparation, performance, and rehabilitation of aquatic athletes. Jenni works…

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…

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…

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…

As a take home message: The aim was to do the race analysis to Cameron McEvoy 47.04 performance at the 2016 Aussie trials Comparing the reaction time with Cesar Cielo (WR holder) he was 0.05s faster Cielo split in 22.17/24.74s and McEvoy in 22.54/24.50s, hence both had different race approaches For those who love swimming,…

As a take home message: Katie Ledecky world record clocked at 8:06.68 at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Austin (Texas) breaking her own W800Fr world record Swim pace has set at 1.58-1.59 m/s performing 39 strokes per lap (2.27-2.28m per stroke) having a 55% of efficiency and spending 5.4 kcal per lap. She delivered…

   
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