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Latest Update: September 30, 2012
An underwater stroke analysis of Daniel Gyurta at 30 m of his Gold medal world-record 200 m breaststroke race at the 2012 London Olympic Games was added to the How Champions Do It section.
Update: September 21, 2012
An underwater stroke analysis of Cameron Van Der Burgh at 75 m of his Gold medal world-record 100 m breaststroke race at the 2012 London Olympic Games was added to the How Champions Do It section.
Update: August 31, 2012
An underwater stroke analysis of Dana Vollmer at 40 m of her Gold medal world-record 100 m butterfly race at the 2012 London Olympic Games was added to the How Champions Do It section.
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|Biomechanics Abstracts||Hydrodynamics Abstracts||Physiology Abstracts||Psychology Abstracts|
|Training Abstracts||Carlile Coaches' Forum||Swimming Science Bulletin||How Champions Do It|
This journal is divided into four parts, the Swimming Science Abstracts, the Carlile Coaches' Forum, the Swimming Science Bulletin, and How Champions Do It. The articles presented are drawn from the personal files of the editor. The contents are changed often. The date of the last addition to each section is appended to each descriptive paragraph or title. The most recent addition date is stated at the top of this page.
Reading Swimming Science Journal sections is done in the traditional manner of web browsing. Clicking the mouse on highlighted links will change content. Each section of the journal is structured with a Table of Contents being the main page. By clicking an article in the Table of Contents, the journal will transfer directly to it. Progress through a section involves going forward and backward between the Table of Contents and selected articles.
The Swimming Science Abstracts is a compilation of research article abstracts involving swimming. It is divided into five parts. To visit a section simply click on the highlighted name below. As new articles are abstracted they are added to the appropriate section.
[The International Society of Biomechanics in Sports provides a web site that features full research papers on scientific aspects of swimming. This is an extremely valuable resource for coaches. It can be accessed by clicking on this link to the ISBS coaches' information service for swimming.]
The Carlile Coaches' Forum contains original articles written by Brent S. Rushall and designed for distribution to the coaching staff of Carlile Swimming (founded by Forbes and Ursula Carlile) in Australia. The impetus for each article is usually an inquiry from a Carlile Swimming coach. The forums are produced periodically depending upon demand. In this journal they are listed by volume and issue. Click on the highlighted name at the beginning of this paragraph to view the contents. [Last update: August 18, 2008]
The Swimming Science Bulletin contains original articles which take a variety of forms and are often written as a response to specific needs and controversial issues raised by swimming coaches. Bulletins are listed by issue. Click on the highlighted name at the beginning of this paragraph to view the contents. [Last update: July 29, 2012]
How Champions Do It is a presentation of underwater sequences of the strokes of champions during their gold medal races. It is updated as kinematic analyses are conducted on available films and videos. Viewers can use these as data to evaluate the claims of many swimming "experts." The sequences can also serve as valuable teaching tools for they show how the world's best swimmers execute underwater movements when performing their best. [Last update: September 30, 2012]
This journal used to contain a discussion of drugs in swimming and a list of swimmers charged with a doping offence. It is no longer maintained or provided.
The problem with chlorinated pools [Last update: June 3, 2011].
SAVE OUR SPORT! Bodysuits: The serious threat to the very nature of competitive swimming [Last update: July 1, 2010].
Coaching Science Abstracts is a related electronic journal also edited by Brent S. Rushall. Workshops for coaches, athletes, and sport psychologists can also be arranged.
All items in the Swimming Science Journal are copyrighted. They may only be reproduced in single copies for individual use. Any multiple reproduction or reprinting in any media form is strictly prohibited. Linking by distributing the appropriate URL is the method for drawing attention to content of interest. For further information contact Dr. Rushall.
Only email communications about this site can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Rushall provides fee-based consultations through email and video/audio conferencing on the Internet for all matters concerning swimming.
The information in this journal represents that of Brent S. Rushall and not necessarily that of San Diego State University. Brent S. Rushall takes full responsibility for the content presented. This work is supported directly by Sports Science Associates.