Arm Coordination, Active Drag and Propelling Efficiency in Front Crawl

L. Seifert, C. Schnitzler, M. Alberty, D. Chollet, H.M. Toussaint

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Abstract

Active drag, regularity and Index of Coordination (IdC) all increase with speed in front crawl swimming, but the link between those parameters remains unclear. The aim of this study was thus to examine the relationships between the index of coordination (IdC) and propelling efficiency (ep) and the active drag (D). Thirteen national level male swimmers completed two incremental speed tests swimming front crawl with arms only in free condition and using a Measurement of Active Drag (MAD) system. The results showed that inter-arm coordination was linked to active drag and not propelling efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomechanics and Medicine in Swimming XI
EditorsPer-Ludvik Kjendlie, Robert Keig Stallman, Jan Cabri
Place of PublicationOslo
PublisherNorwegian School of Sport Sciences
Chapter2
Pages115-117
ISBN (Electronic)9788250204393
ISBN (Print)9788250204386
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventXIth International Symposium for Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 16 Jun 201019 Jun 2010

Conference

ConferenceXIth International Symposium for Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming
CountryNorway
CityOslo
Period16/06/1019/06/10

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