publication . Research . 2001

A Simple Method for Determination of Critical Swimming Velocity in Swimming Flume

高橋, 繁浩; 若吉, 浩二; Shigehiro, TAKAHASHI; Kohji, WAKAYOSHI;
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  • Published: 31 Mar 2001 Journal: 中京大学体育学論叢 = Research journal of physical education Chukyo University, volume 42, issue 1・2, page 11-17 (issn: 0288-7339, Copyright policy)
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate a simple method for determination of critical swimming velocity (Vcri). Vcri is defined by Wakayoshi et al. (1992) as the swimming speed which could theoretically be maintained forever without exhaustion, and is expressed as the slope of a regression line between swimming distance (D) and swimming time (T) obtained at various swimming speeds. To determine Vcri, 20 well-trained swimmers were measured at several swimming speeds ranging from 1.25 m/sec to 1.8 m/sec until exhaustion in a swimming flume. A regression analysis of D on T calculated for each swimmer showed highly linear relationships (r=0.999, p<0.001), and t...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: human activities
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