New study about factors underlying front crawl swimming performance published in Frontiers journal
On the first day of March, the last paper of the PhD thesis of our own Sander Schreven was published in the Elite Sports and Performance Enhancement section of the Frontiers in Sports and Active Living scientific journal.
The study – titled Sprint Performance in Arms-Only Front Crawl Swimming Is Strongly Associated With the Power-To-Drag Ratio – examined the contributions of selected power, technique and anthropometric measures on sprint performance during arms-only front crawl swimming.
The testing and the data collecting was mostly done in InnoSportLab de Tongelreep, with the 3D stroke analysis technology and MAD system. With the help of the team of InnoSportLab and the swimmers this profound research was carried out by prof. dr Peter Beek, prof. dr. Jeroen Smeets (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Sander Schreven.
Congratulations Sander, keep up the good work!
You can read the article in Frontiers here: Frontiers | Sprint Performance in Arms-Only Front Crawl Swimming Is Strongly Associated With the Power-To-Drag Ratio | Sports and Active Living
More about our work with the 3D stroke analysis system: Perfecting strokes – 3D analysis with the Dutch sprinter elite – InnoSportLab
Photos & text: Bertalan Pusztai