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breaststroke

a swimming stroke in which the arms are extended in front of the head and swept back on either side while the legs are drawn up beneath the body and thrust back together
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* A unique (not been attempted previously) study of yaw in breaststroke swimming that yields new knowledge of how technique and strength asymmetries affects body alignment.
(1979) Relationship of stroke asymmetry and speed of breaststroke swimming. Swimming III, pp.148 152.
Considering the above mentioned remarks, observations regarding the influence of a swimmers body structure, as well as their ability to perform aerobic (Latt et al., 2010) and anaerobic work (Reis et al., 2010), on breaststroke swimming speed and on the shaping of swimming parameters at the distance of 200 meters (Thompson et al., 2000) are what is aimed to be obtained.
The aims of this study were: (a) to examine the influence of selected indicators of somatic properties and physiological capacity on the swimming speed in the 200-meter breaststroke race, (b) analyze kinematic parameters of breaststroke swimming as well as assessing their impact on the speed in the 200-meter breaststroke race and (c) test the level of contribution of clear surface breaststroke and turning zones swimming in the 200-meter breaststroke race.
The main aim of this study was to examine the selected indicators of somatic properties and physiological capacity, and analyze kinematic parameters of breaststroke swimming as well as assessing their impact on the breaststroke swimming speed.
The body's functional capacity has an important impact on achieving good breaststroke swimming results in the young swimmer.
Researches were designed to analyze the association between several variables of the time structure of the breaststroke cycle as well as to check influence of those technical indices on the breaststroke swimming. The distinction of the operations of the upper and lower limbs during the movement cycles in the propulsive and non-propulsive phases will allow for the specification of the intra-cyclic and inter-cyclic coordination of the movements in sprint breaststroke swimming.
Their average result in the 50m all-out breaststroke swimming speed test carried out in a 25 meter-long was 1.43 [+ or -] 0.08 m*[s.sup.-1].
The analysis of video recordings was conducted using the above-mentioned identification of the characteristic cyclic elements of arm and leg movements in breaststroke swimming. The analysis during the all-out swimming test was conducted in 10 m sectors, each 10m sector on each 25m pool (short course) of the distance of 50 meters respectively in the sections between the 10th to 20th meter and between the 35th to 45th meters.
The arm propulsion and recovery phases of breaststroke swimming and their partial correlations with swimming speed--[V50.sub.surface breast] with age control are shown in Table 4.