COMPARISON OF SOME BIOMECHANICS PARAMETERS OF BREASTSTROKE SWIMMERS IN FLUME AND SWIMMING POOL

  • Xuhong Li
  • Honghui Yang
  • Weidong Yu
  • Xinhao Xu
  • Senxing Chen
Keywords: stroke rate, stroke length, aerobic speed, efficiency index

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare some parameters of breaststroke swimmers in a swimming pool with those for breaststroke swimming in the flume, to search whether there is some difference between two test circumstances of swimming pool and flume in technical parameters. Four male breaststroke swimmers aged between16 and 18 years were studied. Subjects were required to swim in a 25m pool for best or familiar stroke length and tried to decrease stroke rate, and performed at three minute intervals at speeds ranging from 70% to 100% of the best performance of individuals. Subjects were familiarized to flume swimming on the day prior to be tested, then swam at the same speed based upon conversion from pool in swimming flume. According to testing we found that stroke rate, stroke length and efficiency index for pool and swimming flume at corresponding speeds were similar. Of course, there was as expected significant difference in the stroke rate and stroke length used between subjects to swim at the various speeds.
Published
2007-10-28
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities