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?

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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

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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 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 …

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The Swimming Warm-up Guide

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Think you know the proper swimming warm-up?Yes, many swimmers and coaches feel like they know how and why a swimmer warm-up is performance. Despite warm-up being a regular, continual practice, the research shows different information than what many in the swimming community believe. Luckily, we were able to have leading researcher Dr. Henrique P. Neiva speak on swimming warm-up, particularly one of his …

Variables that influence Ironman triathlon performance – what changed in the last 35 years?

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AbstractObjectiveThis narrative review summarizes findings for Ironman triathlon performance and intends to determine potential predictor variables for Ironman race performance in female and male triathletes.MethodsA literature search was performed in PubMed using the terms “Ironman”, “triathlon”, and “performance”. All resulting articles were searched for related citations.ResultsAge, previous experience, sex, training, origin, anthropometric and physiological characteristics, pacing, and performance in split …

long term athletic development for swimmers

Ultimate Guide to Long Term Athletic Development for Swimmers

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Take Home Points on the Ultimate Guide to Long Term Athletic Development for Swimmersperformance of age-group swimmers depends from the interaction of several domainsAnthropometrics & biological maturation, Genetics, Biomechanics & Motor control and Psychology are the main determinant factorsThere are available several straightforward and quick testing procedures for a coach monitor these determinant factors.Lately, we’ve posted articles on age-group swimmers breaking …

open water swimming performance trends

Open Water Swimming Performance Trends

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TAKE HOME POINTS ON OPEN WATER SWIMMING PERFORMANCE TRENDSOpen water performance peaks in the mid to early 20s for both men and women.Overall performances have generally slowed.Slowing overall times may reflect the importance of tactical surging throughout the race.Open water swimming has been around for many years, but has grown in stature with its inclusion in the Olympic schedule. With Olympic …