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The science of swimming and aquatic activities

Ricardo J. Fernandes (Editor)
eBook, English, 2018
Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2018
1 online resource.
9781536140293, 1536140295
Intro; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments to the Reviewers; Chapter 1; Water Competency-Based Education: A Key to Promote Motor Development and Optimal Drowning Prevention; Abstract; Introduction; Development; Theoretical Concepts Related to Teaching Swimming; Development of Aquatic Competence in Young Children; Motor Development and Aquatic Experience; Water Safety Education; Conclusion; References; Chapter 2; Lessons from the Animal Realm Applicable to Human Swimming; Abstract; Introduction; Development; Biomechanical Techniques Kinematics
High Speed Video, Accelerometry and X-Ray Reconstruction of Moving MorphologyForce Measurements
Force Plates and Load Cells; Flow Visualization
Particle Image Velocimetry and Other Techniques; Modelling
Computer Fluid Dynamics and Other Techniques; Muscle Function
Electromyography and Sonomicrometry; Energetics
Respirometry and Calorimetry; Robotics; Morphology; Behavior; Physiology; Flow Regimes; Biomimicry; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3; Relay Starts in Swimming: A Review of Related Issues; Abstract; Introduction; Development How to Measure Relay Start PerformanceWhen to Initiate the Relay Start; Relay Start Techniques; Benefits of Relay Swimming; Meaning of Change-Over Time for Relay Start Performance; Possible Errors in the Analysis of Relay Change-Over Data; Strategic and Performance Oriented Arrangements of Swimmers within a Relay Team; Possible Advantages of the OSB11 Starting Block for Relay Starts; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4; Biochemical Monitoring of Swimming Training: Old and New Concepts; Abstract; Introduction; Development; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5 Towards an Understanding of How Torso Shape Influences Human Swimming PerformanceAbstract; Introduction; Development; How the Torso Affects Hydrodynamic Resistance; Frictional Drag; Form Drag; Wave Drag; Which Type of Drag Do Swim Suits Reduce?; Overall Hydrodynamic Resistance; Hydrodynamic Resistance and Performance; Conclusion; References; Chapter 6; 48 Years of Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming: A Personal Perspective; Abstract; Introduction; Development; The Symposia over the Years; Reflections; Strengths; Weaknesses; Threats; Opportunities; Conclusion; References; Chapter 7 Estimating Oxygen Uptake Based on Postexercise Measurements in SwimmingAbstract; Introduction; Methods; Participants; Testing; Statistical Analysis; Results; Discussion; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 8; The Swimming Start: A Review of the Main Factors Surrounding the Kick Start Technique; Abstract; Introduction; Development; Starts Using the Omega OSB9 Starting Block; Differences between the Track Start and Kick Start Techniques; Key Parameters of Kick Start Technique; The On-Block Phase of the Kick Start Technique; The Flight Phase of the Kick Start Technique