EFFECT OF KINEMATIC VARIABLES ON ENTRY PHASE IN COMPETITIVE SWIMMINGSTART

  • Kazumasa Ozeki
  • Shinji Sakurai
  • Masahiro Taguchi
Keywords: swimming-start, entry phase, angle of attack.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Starting techniques are one of the most important factors for race performance in competitive swimming. Start phase (0-15m) is classified Block phase, Flight phase, Entry phase, Glide phase and Stroke phase. There are many study about effect of Kinematics and Kinetics variables on Block phase and Flight phase entry in competitive swimming start. However, there have been very few studies about the techniques of an Entry phase. The relationship between start techniques and performances of entry phase has not been clarified. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of different entry methods on the performance of the entry phase.
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Coaching and Sports Activities