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Glad the title got you to click. Now, before you dismiss this notion, please keep an open mind. I know many of you will mark this article as nonsense or will assume you know all this information before reading further. If swimmers never use a kickboard again, they could: Become faster surface swimmers Become faster…

 Below is an interview on hormone response in swimmers, specifically  Serum IGF-I, IGFBP-3 and ALS concentrations and physical performance in young swimmers during a training season.  We have the  latest article by H. Tourinho Filho ” Serum IGF-I, IGFBP-3 and ALS concentrations and physical performance in young swimmers during a training season.” Review his latest studies and complete research…

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…

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) Races and time trials are valid measurements of fitness, comparable to physiological testing protocols 2) A combination of different swim tests is desirable as swimmers have different strengths and weaknesses 3) Testing conditions should always be repeatable to ensure reliability Many swim tests are commonly used to assess fitness, whether to…

Gian Mario Migliaccio, PhD (Sport Science Lab, UK) – Marco Del Bianco (Pavia University, Italy) Meeting expectations, but improving on past performances When starting the process of periodization for the year ahead, one of the most important considerations for your swimming team will be setting new goals. Knowing precisely what you want to achieve in…

Early last month, Swimming Science hosted our monthly Twitter Chat (#SwimSciChat). While there were a variety of excellent questions related to our topic of swimmer sryland training for age group swimmers, some were asked with more frequency, or I simply thought I should elaborate more on some questions here, where I’m not confined to 140…

As a take home message: The aim was to report an evidence-based procedure to design the race strategy for a target time bellow 50.60s at the M 100 Fly Based on a dataset of 13 races that delivered sub 50.60s times, on average, the first split should be performed in 23.43s and the second in…

Take Home Message: 1. The aim was to track the changes in the energetic profile of Katie Ledecky performance between Barcelona 2013 and Kazan 2015 2. In two years, the aerobic pathways improved by almost 1.5% (aerobic capacity 1.30% and aerobic power 1.64%). 3. The anaerobic pathways improved much more (anaerobic distance capacity 3.42% and…

Take Home Message on Masters Swimming Performance: 1. The aim was to compare the performance in some of the most popular events across different master´s age-groups and elite counterparts (50, 100, 200 and 400 LCM freestyle); 2. The average race speed decreases with age in the four selected events; 3. Elite swimmers are more homogeneous…

   
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