How to get an efficient swim technique in triathlon?

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Title: How to get an efficient swim technique in triathlon?
Authors: Cala, Antonio | Cejuela Anta, Roberto
Research Group/s: Grupo de Investigación Interdisciplinar en Docencia Universitaria (GIDU)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Didáctica General y Didácticas Específicas
Keywords: Intra-cycle velocity | Swimming economy | Training
Knowledge Area: Educación Física y Deportiva
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Área de Educación Física y Deporte
Citation: CALA MEJÍAS, Antonio; CEJUELA ANTA, Roberto. “How to get an efficient swim technique in triathlon?”. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise [en línea]. Vol. 6, No. 2 (2011). Supplement. ISSN 1988-5202, pp. 287-292. [consulta: 29 junio 2011]
Abstract: Both in swimming and triathlon, depending on the event, the athletes have to swim the same distance (1500 meters) but the goal is different. In swimming, the goal is to be the fastest (winning the race). In triathlon, the goal is to make the first group saving as much energy as possible. Thus, the main objective of this manuscript is to find out how coaches can make the athletes to achieve an efficient swim technique that requires less amount of energy during a triathlon competition. The triathletes need to develop a more efficient and economic swim technique by reducing the speed fluctuations within the swim stroke. Basing on the “kayak principle”, there are some strategies they can be adopted during the training sessions to achieve a continue propulsion through the stroke. The use of different drills based on the “feeling of the stroke rhythm” as well as the available equipment, can help to achieve technique that requires less amount of energy to swim at the same pace. However, there are also some considerations to take into account during a normal training session, as other sets, aids or equipment can affect the coordination between arms as well.
ISSN: 1988-5202
DOI: 10.4100/jhse.2011.62.08
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer Review: si
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