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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: 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,…

Below is a press release submitted by Professor Hideki Takagi on hand motion during swimming.  The year 2016 is an Olympic year. Developments in high-performance swimwear for swimming continue to advance, along with other areas of scientific research. One area of research has focused on which path of the hand during the underwater phase of…

For past race analyses, be sure to check out our race analysis page. In the 10-m freestyle final, Ning Zetao became the first Chinese male swimmer to win the 100-m at a World Championship competition. Now, understanding the differences in race strategy provides insight into where the race was won. Start Ning Zetao and McEvoy both have…

As a take home message: The aim was to predict Ledecky’s performance and the total number of stroke cycles she would do at the Women’s 800m Freestyle event at Kazan 2015. It was predicted that Katie would post a time of 8:08.93 (i.e., 1.54 seconds of a difference to her official time 8:07.39) The estimation…

Take Home Points 1) Several factors determine the optimal exit point in the stroke. 2) Coaches should rethink the old adage of “finish the stroke mid-thigh”. 3) Proper cuing may help swimmers organize individual factors. One of the old adages in stroke pedagogy is that the hand should finish all the way to mid-thigh during…

1. Please introduce yourself to the readers (how you started in the profession, education,credentials, experience, etc.). My name is Giuseppe Vannozzi and I’m a Computer Engineer, and I hold a PhD in Bioengineering. My thesis focused on the analysis of how the human body functions and moves with a special emphasis on the application of…

Measuring force in the water is difficult, let alone the contribution of force in swimming success. Before we can address if force production equals faster swimming, we must review how force is calculated in swimming research. Must of this piece is taken from Sacilotto (2014), if you are interested in reading more.Unfortunately, only a limited…

1. Please introduce yourself to the readers (how you started in the profession, education, credentials, experience, etc.). My name is Daniel Marinho, I was a swimmer and a coach for many years. I started my PhD in 2005 regarding the analysis of swimming propulsion using CFD methodology. Since then we have been able to participate…

1) When did you begin swimming and get involved in the sport? I only started swimming after I had turned 14 (I knew how to swim, because of some lessons when I was a kid), my entire life however had been spent playing a wide variety of other sports, Soccer, Rugby, Cricket, Tennis, track and…

   
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