The computer analyses of world champions (1991) and Olympic champions (1992) are analyzed. Since several swimmers of each stroke are presented it is possible to compare movement economies and to generalize trends in effective stroke features. Participants should emerge from the workshop with a good understanding of efficient techniques so that appropriate stroke instruction content can be used.
The technical manual Biomechanical analyses of champions swimmers by Jane M. Cappaert and Brent S. Rushall (1994) serves as the major resource for instruction.
Coaches of high-performance swimmers and biomechanics teachers and students.
A copy of Biomechanical analyses of champion swimmers will be required for each participant. A further 20 pages of supplementary materials will need to be duplicated as a workbook.
Cappaert, J. M., & Rushall, B. S. (1994). Biomechanical analyses of champion swimmers. Sports Science Associates, 4225 Orchard Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977.
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