How to Analyze Breaststroke Swimming

How to Analyze Breaststroke Swimming

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As a take home message: 1. In this piece, we did the analysis of three age-group breaststrokers. 2. Modeled data sometimes does not fit completely the individual data of a specific swimmer. 3. After benchmarking the swimmers against data retrieved from the literature we have learned that one of the swimmers is able to reach a high speed (strong point), but with …

Swimming Turns and Starts Guide to Glide and Depth

Swimming Turns and Starts Guide to Glide and Depth

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Take Home Message: 1. The aim was to perform the analysis of the final time improvement at different swimming turns push-off intensities and glide depths of a former world-ranked swimmer 2. The velocity would be 1.50, 2.18 and 3.02m/s performing the push-off 0.75m deep at 1.1, 1.5 and 2BW, respectively 3. For this swimmer, the optimal depth would be between …

Drag and Power in Elite Swimmers (Sprinters and Distance)

Drag and Power in Elite Swimmers (Sprinters and Distance)

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Take Home Message on Drag and Power in Elite Swimmers (Sprinters and Distance) Swimmers should maximize power output and/or minimize the resistance to enhance the swimming speed Men (e.g. Cielo Filho) have a higher power output and drag than women (e.g., Ranomi Kromowidjojo) Drafting during training sessions and open water competitions decrease both outcomes (e.g., Oussama Mellouli). The main goal in …

The Evolution of Swimming Economy A Historical Analysis

The Evolution of Swimming Economy: A Historical Analysis

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The Evolution of Swimming Economy: A Historical Analysis Take Home Points: Swimmers from the 21st century are more economic than the counterparts from previous decades Swimming economy improved roughly 40 to 50% between 1940s and 1970s, 60 to 70% between 1940s and 21st century. Everything started this week. I needed to kill some time and went online to watch videos …

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 …