EVALUATION and FEEDBACK IN SWIMMING: HISTORICAL OVERVIEW

  • Bruce R. Mason
Keywords: biomechanics, swimming, evaluation, feedback, history

Abstract

The purpose of this paper was to identify how various swimming service providers from around the world were able to provide evaluation and feedback to swimmers since the early 1970’s. It was clear that probably the one particular area that existed through from the 1970’s until today was the measurement of active drag and the propulsion generated by the swimmer. The analysis of starts also played a role throughout the entire period. It was not until the late 2000’s that the technology was able to provide the tools to produce really comprehensive, immediate feedback analysis of performance.