SWIMMING VELOCITY COMPARISSON BETWEEN ELITE SWIMMING AND TRIATHLON BRAZILIAN ATHLETES

  • Fabiano Gomes Teixeira
  • Fernando Antônio Vanzella
  • Eduardo Riveira Braz
  • Mauro Gonçalves
  • Adalgiso Coscrato Cardozo
Keywords: Swimming, Triathlon, Swimming Velocity and Biomechanics

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the pattern of elite athletes in velocity modalities swimming and triathlon through Velacqua equipment comparing the kinematic variables that affect the performance of these two modalities in swimming. Participated at this study eight swimmers and eight triathletes, who performed a 25m swimming at maximal speed. The results showed higher VS to swimmers than the triathletes, indicating a higher performance of this group. It is also observed greater values of Vmin, lower CV values and greater LS values indicating that the swimmers are able to maintain more constant velocity, and they do not let the velocity decreases too much during the competition.
Published
2016-05-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities