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American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2017, 5(3), 57-63
DOI: 10.12691/ajssm-5-3-4
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Defining and Monitoring Power Measurement in Elite Swimmers

Emma Swanwick1,

1School of Health Sciences, University of Salford, Frederick Road, Salford M6 6PU, UK

Pub. Date: November 21, 2017

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Emma Swanwick. Defining and Monitoring Power Measurement in Elite Swimmers. American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2017; 5(3):57-63. doi: 10.12691/ajssm-5-3-4


The measurement of power in swimming has previously been carried out using a number of different methods. Each method appears to produce differing wattages, the majority of which are far below those seen in athletes of a similar level in other sports. The aim of this paper was to define what is being measured, what it relates to, and to give appropriate titles to the “types of power” recorded.

power swimming kinetic thrust

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