Comparison of incremental intermittent and time trial testing in age-group swimmers.

Comparison of incremental intermittent and time trial testing in age-group swimmers.

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Abstract Comparison of incremental intermittent and time trial testing in age-group swimmers. The aim of this study was to compare physiological and biomechanical characteristics between an incremental intermittent test and a time trial protocol in age-group swimmers. 11 national level age-group swimmers (6 male and 5 female) performed a 7 x 200-m incremental intermittent protocol (until exhaustion; 30 s rest) and …

Should Females Train Differently Than Males in Swimming

Should Females Train Differently Than Males in Swimming

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Part I: Should Females Train Differently Than Males in Swimming Swimming is a unique sport in which female performances can approach and even exceed the men with regularity. Even compared to running (another sport with high female participation), gender performances in swimming are more closely aligned, particularly as event duration increases (Tanaka 1997). In swimming, males and females with similar fitness often train …

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The effect of finger spreading on drag of the hand in human swimming.

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Abstract The effect of finger spread on overall drag on a swimmer’s hand is relatively small, but could be relevant for elite swimmers. There are many sensitivities in measuring this effect. A comparison between numerical simulations, experiments and theory is urgently required to observe whether the effect is significant. In this study, the beneficial effect of a small finger spread …

Tips to Improve Swimming Shoulder Inflammation

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Inflammation is the first stage of any musculoskeletal injury. This process involves infiltration of many inflammatory signaling cells (cytokines). If irritation continues, then inflammation will not subside. Therefore, it is essential to improve inflammation as soon as possible. Once inflammation resolves, assessing muscle length, strength, and timing is essential. In some cases, inflammation surrounds the joint, in other cases, the …

3 Tips for Elite Swimming Turns

3 Tips for Elite Swimming Turns

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A swim race is broken down into a start, turn, and free swimming phases. Although shorter, the start and turn are vital aspects of the race, especially races of shorter distances. Practicing the start and turn can improve ~0.1 seconds per phase, a large sum in longer races. The easiest method for measuring start and turn performance is to measure speed and …

Swimmers Guide to Pain

A Swimmer’s Guide to Pain: Part II

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In the first installment of a swimmer’s guide to pain, we discussed basic concepts of pain for swimmers. That piece addressed the neurological basis for pain, suggesting that much of how we feel pain relates to how the nervous system perceives an external threat.”Perception is key, not merely structural damage, as many studies have shown that pain-free subjects can have structural …

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Why Not Breathing the Last 25 Makes Sense

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One of the biggest upsets at the 2017 Men’s NCAA Swimming Championships was Caeleb Dressel defeating Joseph Schooling in the 100-yard butterfly. Not only was the win an upset, but his time was astonishing and his race plan is out-of-this-world. Dressel, America’s most dominant yards sprinter, did not beat the defending Olympic Gold Medalist with his blistering early speed. He …