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.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Editors||Elizabeth Bradshaw, Angus Burnett, Patricia Hume|
|Publisher||Australian Catholic University|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2012|
|Event||30th International Conference of the Internation Society of Biomechanics in Sports - Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 1 Jul 2012 → …
|Conference||30th International Conference of the Internation Society of Biomechanics in Sports|
|Period||1/07/12 → …|
- Kick placement
- Underwater phase
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.