KINEMATICAL AND NEUROMUSCULAR ASPECTS RELATED TOPERFORMANCE DURING THE SWIMMING START

  • Daniele Detanico
  • Stephanie Iara Heidorn
  • Juliano Dal Pupo
  • Fernando Diefenthaeler
  • Saray Giovana dos Santos
Keywords: swimming, muscle power, biomechanics

Abstract

The aim of this study was to relate kinematical and neuromuscular aspects with performance in the swimming start. Ten swimmers took part in this study. Kinematical analysis (flight distance, flight time, start and entry angle and maximum height) and the muscle power were evaluated. Pearson’s correlate with significance set at 5% was used. Significant correlation of the start angle with flight distance (r= -0.59; p< 0.05) and with flight time (r=0.88; p< 0.01) were found; between maximum height and flight time (r= 0.59; p< 0.05) were found too. We can conclude that performance in the swimming start was determined by the start angle and maximum height. Muscle power did not affect performance in swimmers in this study.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities