30 Qualities Found in a Good Masters Swimmer

30 Qualities Found in a Good Masters Swimmer

admin Agustín Artiles, Blog, Competition, Latest&Greatest, Training 3 Comments

Steering the preparation of a masters swimmer is a highly gratifying experience. We deal with grateful and passionate athletes who do not hesitate to respond to your effort and dedication in kind when it is deserved [see the recent 99-year old who broke a World Record]. Their drive leads them to set unrealistic goals or impossible targets. As a coach, …

50 Free Australian Record Cate Campbell 23.79 Race Analysis

50 Free Australian Record Cate Campbell 23.79 Race Analysis

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This week the Australian Swimming Trials have brought fast swims, most notably a 50 free Australian Record by Cate Campbell in the with a blistering time of 23.79. From my research, this is the 4th fastest 50-free of all-time and a 50 free Australian Record (breaking her own record). For those who haven’t followed one of our analyses, these analyses …

5 Factors Influencing Masters Swimming Performance

5 Factors Influencing Masters Swimming Performance

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Take Home Points on Determinants of Masters Swimming Performance The optimal time to maximize competitive performance in masters swimming is in the first year within a new age group. Masters swimming champions in 50m freestyle exhibit a smaller age decrement than those at the bottom of top ten lists. Grip strength is one modifiable physical trait that predicts performance among masters …

Changes in Swimming Performance During a Life Span

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Take Home Points on Changes in Swimming Performance During a Life Span There is a non-linear impairment on performance with increasing age for master swimmers. The gap between swimmers ranked in 1st and 10th place is wider for age-group and master swimmers than elite swimmers. As you age, there is a sharp increase in the final race time but the inflection point seems …

Hyperoxia Improves Swimming Performance

Hyperoxia Improves Swimming Performance

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Background on Hyperoxia Improves Swimming Performance Oxygen is essential for recovery and breathing more frequently is believed to improve endurance capacity. In swimming, repeated exercise bouts are typical performed in meets and practice requiring a lot of oxygen for recovery. Hyperoxia (respiration of air containing a higher partial pressure of oxygen than regular air) enhances the level of arterial hemoglobin saturation …

Does Shaving Improve Swimming Performance

Does Shaving Improve Swimming Performance?

admin Allan Phillips, Blog, Competition, Latest&Greatest 1 Comment

There is no ritual in a competitive sport like the pre-meet shave. But the main question for many swimmers: does shaving improve swimming performance? [what predicts youth swimming performance?] For teams, shaving becomes a group bonding experience. Even with space-aged suits [specifically in 2009, but still today] revolutionizing the sport, shaving exposed body hair remained a time-honored practice. Though few …

Caeleb Dressel Fastest 200 IM Yards Race Analysis

Caeleb Dressel Fastest 200 IM Yards Race Analysis

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This past weekend was the start to the college swimming conference championships. As yards swimming continues to progress, we are fortunate to frequently see the best yards swims of all-time. This weekend started with a boom as Caeleb Dressel went the fastest 200 IM yards race in history. If you missed the 100 fastest 100 yard breast in history, check this analysis …

Caeleb Dressel Fastest 100 Yard Breast Race Analysis

Caeleb Dressel Fastest 100 Yard Breast Race Analysis

admin Biomechanics, Blog, Competition, Dr. John Mullen, Latest&Greatest 1 Comment

This past weekend was the start to the college swimming conference championships. As yards swimming continues to progress, we are fortunate to frequently see the best yards swims of all-time. This weekend started with a boom as Caeleb Dressel went the fastest 100 yard breast in history. Yes, I know he also went the fastest 200 yard IM in history, …

Performance Trends in Master Butterfly Swimmers Competing in the FINA World Championships

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Abstract Performance trends in elite butterfly swimmers are well known, but less information is available regarding master butterfly swimmers. We investigated trends in participation, performance and sex differences in 9,606 female and 13,250 male butterfly race times classified into five-year master groups, from 25-29 to 90-94 years, competing in the FINA World Masters Championships between 1986 and 2014.MethodsTrends in participation were …