DEVELOPMENT OF EQUIPMENT FOR ESTIMATING SWIMMING POWER

  • Shuji Shimonagata
  • Masahiro Taguchi
  • Shouichirou Taba
  • Toshihiro Ohshiro
  • Mochiyoshi Miura
Keywords: competitive swimming, swimming power, swimming force

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: In previous studies on this topic, the methods of measuring swimming power during swimming were examined. Costill et al. (1983) developed the method of evaluating swimming power by improvement of the biokinetic swim bench. It was suggested that swimming power is one of the more important components of the sprint swimming performance. However, it was difficult to apply the equipment for measuring swimming power to the swimming training, because the equipment for measuring this was complex. Therefore the purpose of this study is to develop simple equipment for estimating swimming power.
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation