Journal : Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
Article : The dynamic and timing criteria for assessing the single fin swimming technique

Authors :
Pezowicz, C.
Wrocław University of Technology [Politechnika Wrocławska], Institute of Machine Design and Operation, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27, 50-370 Wrocław,
Dindorf, R.
Tadeusz Kościuszko Cracow University of Technology [Politechnika Krakowska], Institute of Machinery Technology and Production Automation, al. Jana Pawła II 37, 91-864 Kraków,
Pozowski, A.
Specialistic Rehabilitative-Orthopaedic Health Care Centre, Orthopaedic Department, Wrocław,
Trębacz, H.
Medical University of Lublin, Department of Biophysics, Al. Racławickie 1, 20-059 Lublin,,
Pomianowski, S.
State Clinical Hospital, Department of Traumatology, Konarskiego 13, 05-400 Otwock,
Cosmi, F.
Universitá di Trieste, Dipartimento di Energetica, 34127 Trieste, Italy,
Rejman, M.
Academy of Physical Education, Department of Swimming, Teatralna 10, 50-055 Wrocław,
Abstract : The aim of the study was to analyse the reaction forces arising on single fin surfaces as a result of swimming movements. The crude data were recorded in the form of time-dependent signals representing the reactive water resistance force exerted on fin surface. They were collected using strain gauges and converted assuming sine harmonics to be a model of stability of propulsion generation parameters. The criteria for assessing the quality of the technique allowed us to explain the problem of both the efficiency and utilisation of the forces exerted during swimming.

Keywords : biomechanika, pływanie, biomechanics, swimming, single fin, reaction forces,
Publishing house : Oficyna Wydawnicza Politechniki Wrocławskiej
Publication date : 2001
Number : Vol. 3, nr 2
Page : 67 – 79

Qute : Pezowicz, C. ,Dindorf, R. ,Pozowski, A. ,Trębacz, H. ,Pomianowski, S. ,Cosmi, F. ,Rejman, M. ,Rejman, M. , The dynamic and timing criteria for assessing the single fin swimming technique. Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics Vol. 3, nr 2/2001