Effect of the Pacing Strategies on the Open Water 10km World Swimming Championships Performances

Effect of the Pacing Strategies on the Open Water 10km World Swimming Championships Performances

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Effect of the Pacing Strategies on the Open Water 10km World Swimming Championships Performances Purpose: The aim of the present research was 1) to compare the pacing strategies of different level open water swimmers during the 10km race of the FINA 2015 World Swimming Championships (WCH), and 2) to relate these pacing strategies to the race performance. Methods: Final and …

Immune System of Elite Swimmers

Immune System of Elite Swimmers

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Immune System of Elite Swimmers Certain periods seem to bring a higher than normal incidence of illness: holidays and training camps are common sick periods, but early fall is another sick time.  Stress levels escalate as school resumes, schedules get more frantic, and kids gather into a petri dish of germs, all of which challenge the immune system for swimmers.  …

Sprint Swimming Stroke Rate in Elite Swimmers

Sprint Swimming Stroke Rate in Elite Swimmers

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“Some people don’t have the guts for distance racing. The polite term for them is sprinters.” In swimming, proper biomechanics are essential for success. Yet, the biomechanical factors that affect success are numerous and vary between people. An individual stroke is influenced by anthropometry; range of motion; aquatic signature (level of buoyancy and balance); the level of anxiety when first …

The Elite Dryland for Swimmers Guide

The Elite Dryland for Swimmers Guide

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Below is an excellent interview with leading researcher on dryland for swimmers Emmet Crowley. Emmet is at the University of Limerick in Ireland and took on a massive review of swimming research by doing a systematic review of the impact of dryland for swimmers: If looking for a program for your team, checkout Dryland for Swimmers. I believe that every …

Deception and Swimming

Deception and Swimming

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Deception and Swimming Background: Receiving feedback during training is considered essential feedback for race pace training. This is believed to train the body to repeatedly swim a certain speed. However, the central nervous system and psychological aspect of fatigue and performance are essential in training and sporting success. In fact, the contribution of the central nervous system as the main …

Force Potential of the Early Vertical Forearm

Force Potential of the Early Vertical Forearm

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Force Potential of the Early Vertical Forearm Force potential is the ideal combination of mass and acceleration in the pool. In swimming, the amount of force directly correlates with power, as power also considers time. Power is essential for success since power influences swimming speed (D’Acquisto 2003). Specifically, the arms play a significant role, as arm strength seems to directly …

Concurrent Endurance and Resistance Exercise

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Concurrent Endurance and Resistance Exercise Background: Combining aerobic and resistance training is common in swimming. This combination is termed concurrent training. Sometimes this type of training is used in dry-land, but it often occurs as swimmers swim prior to weight training. Concurrent training is believed to improve strength, but the combination of endurance and strength training causes diminished increases in …