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Quantifying freestyle kick-count and kick-rate patterns in Paralympic swimming

Fulton, Sacha; Pyne, David; Burkett, Brendon


Swimming speed is a function of the propulsion generated from arm strokes and leg kicks. Kicking is partially obscured underwater, making the kinematics of the kick difficult to analyse. In this study, we quantified 100-m freestyle kick-count and kick-rate patterns for 14 Paralympic swimmers using inertial-sensor technology. Swimmers took 145±39 kicks (mean±s) for swimming trials and 254±74 kicks for kicking-only trials. Kick rate was 124.9±20.3 kicks min-1 for swimming trials and 129.6±14.0...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Sports Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/02640410903062936


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