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

Carla McCabe, Bruce Mason, Jim Fowlie

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
EditorsElizabeth Bradshaw, Angus Burnett, Patricia Hume
PublisherAustralian Catholic University
Pages200-203
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-922097-01-9
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
Event30th International Conference of the Internation Society of Biomechanics in Sports - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 1 Jul 2012 → …

Conference

Conference30th International Conference of the Internation Society of Biomechanics in Sports
Period1/07/12 → …

Keywords

  • Kick placement
  • Underwater phase
  • Breaststroke.

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    McCabe, C., Mason, B., & Fowlie, J. (2012). A temporal investigation into the butterfly kick placement following a breaststroke start and turn. In E. Bradshaw, A. Burnett, & P. Hume (Eds.), Unknown Host Publication (pp. 200-203). Australian Catholic University.