THE COORDINATION AND DYNAMICS OF BUTTERFLY STROKE

  • Ning Wang
  • Yeou-Teh Liu
Keywords: relative phase, coordination, butterfly stroke

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The movement characteristics of the butterfly stroke make it the most energy demanding style among the four styles in competitive swimming. Therefore the coordination between the arm and the leg becomes extraordinarily important for a successful butterfly swimmer. The aim of this study was to examine the difference of the arm-leg coordination patterns in the butterfly stroke between two levels of swimmers who were specialized in butterfly stroke at three race paces (50M, 100M and 200M).