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.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Editors||Hans-Joachim Menzel, Mauro Heleno Chagas|
|Publisher||Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||25th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports - Ouro Preto, Brazil|
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …
|Conference||25th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports|
|Period||1/01/07 → …|
- Kinematic variables
- Pike turn
- Front crawl
Shahbazi, M., Sanders, R., McCabe, C., & Adams, D. (2007). Investigating correlations between swim pike turn kinematics variables in front crawl. In H-J. Menzel, & M. H. Chagas (Eds.), Unknown Host Publication (pp. 381-384). Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.