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Title: Preliminary attempt to develop a path-flow analysis model for swimming performance in children
Author: Coelho, Joel
Cruz, A.M.
Marinho, D.A.
Marques, M.C.
Costa, A.M.
Silva, A.J.
Barbosa, Tiago M.
Keywords: Swimming
Young swimmers
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Coelho, J.; Cruz, A.; Marinho, D.A.; Marques, M.C.; Costa, A.; Silva, A.J.; Barbosa, Tiago M. (2010) - Preliminary attempt to develop a path-flow analysis model for swimming performance in children. The Open Sports Sciences Journal. ISSN: 1875-399X. 3, p. 7-9
Abstract: The aim of this research was to develop a path-flow analysis model from age-group swimmer’s performance based on biomechanical and energetic parameters. Twenty two young male age-group swimmers with several competitive levels volunteered to serve as subjects. It was assessed swim velocity, stroke length, stroke frequency, stroke index, propulsive efficiency, critical velocity and 200 m freestyle event performance. To verify the quality of the model, root mean square residuals (RMSR) was computed. The confirmatory model explained 54% of swimming performance. RMSR was 0.064. As a conclusion, the model based in biomechanical and energetic variables, according to the relationships suggested is appropriated to explain performance in age-group swimmers.
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 1875-399X
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