HOW CHAMPIONS DO IT

Researched, produced, and prepared by Brent S. Rushall, Ph.D., R.Psy.

KRISTY KOWAL AT 40 m OF HER BREASTSTROKE LEG OF THE GOLD MEDAL 4 x 400 m MEDLEY RELAY RACE AT THE 1998 PERTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The duration between each frame is not known but is consistent.

Notable Features

This analysis provides another perspective of Kristy Kowal's "drag-force breaststroke." It demonstrates an alternative and very different model to the more traditional outsweep-insweep lift-force-arm-movement form of the stroke. The swimmer's streamlining, force-generation, use of the forearm/hand surfaces for propulsion, and direct kick are worthy of emulation.

Kristy Kowal at 40 m

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