INVESTIGATING CORRELATIONS BETWEEN SWIM PIKE TURN KINEMATICS VARIABLES IN FRONT CRAWL

  • M. M. Shahbazi
  • R. H. Sanders
  • C. McCabe
  • C. Adams
Keywords: correlations, kinematic variables, pike turn, front crawl

Abstract

Eight experienced swimmers were volunteered to this study. During three steps freestyle pike turns, selected kinematic varibles of the pike turn such as; speed in, speed out, time in and time out, rotation and streamlining times were recorded. Kinematics were calculated from underwater videography. Correlations betwee these variables showed that there were good relations between speed-in and wall contact time (R²= 0.356), time-in and speed-in (R²= 0.815), and time-out and speedout (R²= 0.997). Contrary to our expectations, other kinematic variables did not seem to have good relations mainly because there was the inherent variation in swimmers’ turning techniques.
Published
2007-12-12
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities