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Do expert swimmers have expert technique? Comment on "Arm coordination and performance level in the 400-m front crawl" by Schnitzler, Seifert, and Chollet (2011).
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PMID:  22808723     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
In a recent article by Schnitzler, Seifert, and Chollet (2011), they used an index of coordination (IdC) to quantify arm synchronization in swimming, which has become a practical standard to measure gaps (negative IdC) and overlaps (positive IdC) in arm propulsion. Their previous work supported an increase in IdC as swimming velocity and performance level increase, consistent with mechanics and physiology. Their recent study showed a lower IdC for expert swimmers than for recreational swimmers and concluded "catch-up coordination can be an efficient coordination mode. "In the hopes of preventing coaches and swimmers from using this finding to justify "catch-up stroke", other explanations are suggested.
Rod Havriluk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comment; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research quarterly for exercise and sport     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0270-1367     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006373     Medline TA:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Swimming Technology Research, Tallahassee, FL, USA.
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Res Q Exerc Sport. 2011 Mar;82(1):1-8   [PMID:  21462680 ]

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