MOVEMENT VARIABLES IMPORTANT FOR EFFECTIVENESS AND PERFORMANCE IN BREAKSTROKE

  • Antonio Silva
  • Veronique Colman
  • Bart Soons
  • Francisco Alves
  • Ulrik Persyn
Keywords: breaststroke, effectiveness criterion, eMbody velocity, diagnosis and advice

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to improve diagnosing and advising breaststroke swimmers, based on a movement analysis and a statistical analysis of the two sexes apart. A reference population of 62 international level breaststroke swimmers (37 women and 25 men), from the period after the rule change in 1987, was available. A series of time-space variables was found to be not only relevant for effectiveness (for less velocity variation of the center of mass of the body) but also for swimming performance.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities