BIOMECHANICS OF PROPULSION AND DRAG IN FRONT CRAWL SWIMMING

  • Huub M Toussaint
Keywords: swimming, drag, MAD-system, propulsion, axial flow

Abstract

Peak performances in sport require the full deployment of all powers an athlete possesses. How factors like force, technique, and endurance each on itself, but also in concert determine swimming performance is subject of inquiry. The accent in this overview of swimming biomechanics is with 2 performance factors: (i) drag encountered by the body during swimming, and (ii) the generation of propulsion in water.