Passive drag is still a good evaluator of swimming aptitude

  title={Passive drag is still a good evaluator of swimming aptitude},
  author={Jean Claude Chatard and B. Bourgoin and Jean ren{\'e} Lacour},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology},
The passive drag (Dp) of 218 competitive swimmers was studied and related to their performance level. To study this relationship, specific attention was given to anthropometric and joint laxity (JL) variations. The Dp was measured at 1.40 m·s−1, using a mechanical winch and a strain gauge with a load cell connected to a strain bridge. Swimmers were towed in… CONTINUE READING