Chapter 10. Propulsive Forces in Swimming

  1. Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky
  1. A.R. Vorontsov and
  2. V.A. Rumyantsev

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693797.ch10

Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention

How to Cite

Vorontsov, A.R. and Rumyantsev, V.A. (2008) Propulsive Forces in Swimming, in Biomechanics in Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention (ed V. M. Zatsiorsky), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693797.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632053926

Online ISBN: 9780470693797

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Keywords:

  • propulsive forces;
  • swimming;
  • biodynamic details;
  • muscular contractions;
  • swimming propulsion

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Nature of Propulsive Forces in Swimming

  • Biodynamic Details of Pulling Movements

  • Concepts of Propulsion in Swimming

  • Hydrodynamic Potential of Arm

  • Drag and Lift During Different Phases of Pulling Actions

  • Comparison of the Oar-Like Pull (OLP) and Curvilinear Pull (CLP)

  • Normal and Frontal Components of Propulsion in Different Swimming Strokes

  • The Cycle of Arm Movements and Phases of Arm Pull

  • Biodynamics of Leg Movements in Swimming

  • Contribution of the Core Body in Swimming Propulsion

  • Characteristics of a Rational Swimming Technique

  • Acknowledgement

  • References