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Transcript of SWIMMING
• 2 Main Categories:
1) Competitive swimming
2) Recreational swimming
• The Triangle of Swimming includes:
• Swimming teaches athletes:
-how to perform mental/physical activities on the highest level possible
Application of mechanical principles of physics and engineering to the motion, structure, and function
→Center of Gravity
- the technique and perfecting it
- not allowing any other factors effect what you have learned
- how an individual improves from an early age to adolescence
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Michael Phelps wins Gold by 1/100 of a second
BENEFITS OF SWIMMING
Slow twitch muscles are used for Isotonic exercise (moving a muscle through a long distance against low resistance)
VO2max (maximal oxygen uptake) is reached at a faster rate
Breathing capacity is increased
Achieve full body workout
Easy on joints with increased calorie burn
According to the article
"American College of Sports Medicine: The Recommended Quantity and Quality of Exercise"
. . . .
""Your heart beats slower in water than on land because your lower body temperature in water slows your metabolism. Swimming slows your heart rate even more because the water supports your weight and your heart delivers oxygen to your body with less effort when your body is horizontal...""
"ExPhys" is the study of short-term physiological responses to activity & the physiological changes from long-term activity
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• Swimming is a well-known sport and is in many competitive events
→ Most known event: Summer Olympic Games
• Swimming is not gender bias (anyone can swim if they want to)
• Both men and women are viewed as heavy competitors in the
• There are different kinds of swimming styles and non are specific to a gender
• Only wear one piece swimsuits
• Any gender can coach
→ Mostly men coach Olympic swimmers
• Elicits a natural, positive response to being in the water
• Water-based exercise can improve:
→ mental health of mothers and their unborn children
• Amateur and professional swimmers who swim regularly
→ mental tension
• Gain significant amount of energy through swimming versus other types of exercise
• The feeling of being in the pool
→liberating as water takes your weight
• Dates back to prehistoric ages (4000 B.C)
• Swimming began: Early 19th century (1800s)
National Swimming Society of Great Britain
• England first modernized swimming and incorporated an
indoor swimming pool with a swim team
Swimming has featured on the program of all editions of the Games since 1896
Women were allowed to participate in 1912 Olympics (Stockholm)
THE BASICS OF SWIMMING
What is this sport?
100, 200, 400, 1000m
10 km Open Water
**Olympic 1 lap = 50m down
is in the