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Kinematic Analysis of Peak Velocities in the Breaststroke as a Function of the Timing of the Kick.

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Title:Kinematic Analysis of Peak Velocities in the Breaststroke as a Function of the Timing of the Kick.
Authors:Ward, Susan M.
Contributors:Athletic Training (department)
Date Issued:May 2018
Publisher:University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Abstract:The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of the timing of the
Breaststroke kick on intra-cyclic velocity fluctuations. Researchers examined peak
hip velocities of Breaststroke swimmers to determine any significant velocity dropoffs
and magnitude of velocity regained between different kicking techniques.
Subjects performed swimming trials with three different kick protocols: a
conventional stroke, a late kick, and a delayed late kick. Video analysis was used to
analyze peak and minimum hip velocities within one Breaststroke cycle for each
trial. Data was analyzed using ANOVA repeated measures analysis. Major findings of
this study were that due to smaller percentages of hip velocity drop-off, higher
swimming velocities may be achieved when the kick is initiated during the insweep
or early recovery arm phases and that video analysis and verbal cueing are viable
tools to help swimmers improve their regular stroke technique.
Description:M.S. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2018.
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
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