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

Morteza Shahbazi, Ross Sanders, Carla McCabe, Danielle Adams

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
EditorsHans-Joachim Menzel, Mauro Heleno Chagas
PublisherUniversidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Pages381-384
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event25th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports - Ouro Preto, Brazil
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …

Conference

Conference25th International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports
Period1/01/07 → …

Keywords

  • Correlations
  • Kinematic variables
  • Pike turn
  • Front crawl

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    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.