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A temporal investigation into the butterfly kick placement following a breaststroke start and turn

McCabe, Carla, Mason, Bruce and Fowlie, Jim (2012) A temporal investigation into the butterfly kick placement following a breaststroke start and turn. In: 30th International Conference of the Internation Society of Biomechanics in Sports, Melbourne, Australia. Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. 4 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine whether an early or late placement of the butterfly kick during the arm pull-down is more effective in terms of breaststroke start and turn performance between female and male swimmers. Overall the timing of the kick placement does not appear to influence the effectiveness of the underwater phase following a breaststroke start or turn. Therefore the style selected by swimmers may be as a result of individual preference. Females overall start performance was improved by using an early placement.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Speech)
Keywords:Kick placement, Underwater phase, Breaststroke.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Sport
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
ID Code:29569
Deposited By: Dr Carla McCabe
Deposited On:10 Jun 2014 11:23
Last Modified:10 Jun 2014 11:23

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