BIOMECHANICS AS PRECONDITION FOR THE UNDERSTANDING OF SWIMMING

  • B. Ungerechts
Keywords: biomechanics of swimming

Abstract

The importance of mechanical laws for the explanation of swimming techniques is often in contrast with its consideration in the literature of swimming. This is especially true for the ''biomechanics of Swimming," as evolved after 1970 since the first International Symposium of Biomechanics in Swimming. General biomechanics, as far as documented in textbooks, does not consider this new approach sufficiently. There exists different ways of explaining swimming techniques, which are contradictory.
Section
Muscle-Skeleton-Mechanics