Vortex re-capturing and kinematics in human underwater undulatory swimming.

@article{Hochstein2011VortexRA,
  title={Vortex re-capturing and kinematics in human underwater undulatory swimming.},
  author={Stefan Hochstein and Reinhard Blickhan},
  journal={Human movement science},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={
          998-1007
        }
}
To maximize swimming speed athletes copy fish undulatory swimming during the underwater period after start and turn. The anatomical limitations may lead to deviations and may enforce compensating strategies. This has been investigated by analyzing the kinematics of two national female swimmers while swimming in a still water pool. Additionally, the flow around and behind the swimmers was measured with the aid of time-resolved particle image velocimetry (TR-2D-PIV). As compared to fish, the… CONTINUE READING

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