Butterfly Sprint Swimming Technique

Butterfly Sprint Swimming Technique, Analysis of Somatic and Spatial-Temporal Coordination Variables.

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The aim of this study was to investigate somatic properties and force production of leg extensor muscles measured in the countermovement jump test (CMJ), as well as to analyse kinematic variables of sprint surface butterfly swimming. Thirty-four male competitive swimmers were recruited with an average age of 19.3 ± 1.83 years. Their average body height (BH) was 183.7 ± 5.93 cm, …

The Effect of Auditory Stimulus Training on Swimming Start Reaction Time

The Effect of Auditory Stimulus Training on Swimming Start Reaction Time

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Task-specific auditory training can improve sensorimotor processing times of the auditory reaction time (RT). The majority of competitive swimmers do not conduct habitual start training with the electronic horn used to commence a race. We examined the effect of four week dive training interventions on RT and block time (BT) of 10 male adolescent swimmers (age 14.0 ± 1.4 years): dive training with …

foam rolling for swimmers

Differences in Pressure Pain Threshold Among Men and Women After Foam Rolling

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Rehabilitation professionals often prescribe foam rolling as an intervention to augment other manual therapies or as a warm-up or recovery after athletic activity. Currently, there is a gap in the literature regarding how foam rolling effects the pressure pain threshold (PPT) among men and women. The purpose of this study was to examine the immediate effects of a foam rolling …

Biomechanical analysis of the shoulder of swimmers after a maximal effort test.

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Abstract Practical Application by Erin Cameron DPT: This study highlights the importance of improving scapular and rotator cuff muscle strength and endurance in order to decrease the likelihood of altered kinematics with fatigue. A three minute, maximal effort can significantly alter scapular biomechanics in competitive swimmers. While this particular protocol was performed out of the water (on a swim bench), …

Long-term swimming training modifies acute immune cell response to a high-intensity session.

Long-Term Swimming Training Modifies Acute Immune Cell Response to a High-Intensity Session

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Long-term training influence on athletes’ immune cell response to acute exercise has been poorly studied, despite the complexity of both chronic and acute adaptations induced by training. The purpose of the study is to study the influence of a 4-month swimming training cycle on the immune cell response to a high-intensity training session, during 24 h of recovery, considering sex, maturity, and age …

Effects of manipulating volume and intensity training in masters swimmers.

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Abstract Practical Application by Erin Cameron DPT: This study suggests that a period of high volume, low intensity training followed by period of high intensity, low volume training, allows masters swimmers to maintain the positive benefits (improved VO2peak and performance in 400m/2000m events) of high volume training while also improving speed and performance in sprint events. It may be beneficial …

Contribution of limbs' actions to the four competitive swimming strokes: a nonlinear approach.

MRI of the knee in asymptomatic adolescent swimmers: a controlled study.

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Abstract Practical Application: Though swimming is a relatively safe, low impact activity there is still increased risk of knee injury. This study indicates that the repetitive knee motion required for swimming training does lead abnormalities in the joint even in swimmers who do not have knee pain. It is important to realize that these abnormalities increase the likelihood of injury. …

Morning Exercise: Enhancement of Afternoon Sprint-Swimming Performance.

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Abstract Erin has dedicated much of her life to the sport of swimming. In addition to competing in the sport for 15 years, she has coached at various elite swim camps and clinics growing her expertise in stroke technique and video critique. She has also served as a volunteer staff member for Division I, II and III swim programs aiding …