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Investigating correlations between swim pike turn kinematics variables in front crawl.

Shahbazi, Morteza, Sanders, Ross, McCabe, Carla and Adams, Danielle (2007) Investigating correlations between swim pike turn kinematics variables in front crawl. In: 25th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports, Ouro Preto, Brazil. Department of Sports Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. 4 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Eight experienced swimmers were volunteered to this study. During three steps freestyle pike turns, selected kinematic variables 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 between 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.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Correlations, Kinematic variables, Pike turn, Front crawl
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Sport
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
ID Code:29574
Deposited By: Dr Carla McCabe
Deposited On:10 Jun 2014 10:38
Last Modified:10 Jun 2014 10:38

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