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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…

 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…

Below is an interview on balance ratios and the risk of developing chronic ankle instability (CAI) and ankle instability in swimmers. Is balance known to increase an individual’s risk for injuries?  Here is the latest article by Erik A. Wikstrom “Chronic ankle instability” A Systematic Review, his latest studies and complete research work sites can be found here. 1. Do patients…

This episode of the Advanced Swimming Performance Podcast features co-host Jenni Brozena. Jenni and I have a detailed debate on the Dolphin Kick. 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…

Below is an interview with Christy Keswick. Christy is a founding member and Chief Operating Officer of Good Sports, a national nonprofit that gives all kids the lifelong benefits of sport and physical activity by providing new equipment, apparel and footwear to those most in need. Since 2003, Good Sports has donated more than $18 million in equipment, apparel…

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…

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…

This is an interview with Jessy Lauer regarding the research study: Breaststroke swimmers moderate internal work increases toward the highest stroke frequencies. See Jessy’s full list of publications here. 1.Please introduce yourself to the readers (how you started in the profession, education, credentials, experience, etc.). I am Jessy Lauer, a 23-year-old French PhD student in biomechanics under…

To some extent, a swimming coach is a builder of dreams; someone who must realize their own project and those of their swimmers. To achieve this, they need to be smart, original and creative in the way they work, realistic and practical with their limitations, meticulous over the little details and have the emotional intelligence required…

TAKE HOME POINTS 1) External focus cues have been shown superior over internal focus cues for motor learning 2) Different strategies may apply for different types of skills 3) Despite the evidence in favor of external focus cues, there are times in which internal cues may be more appropriate Several years ago, our post in…

   
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