Small changes in swimming propulsive force

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Trainesense SmartPaddles provide insights on what action to take towards improving swimming stroke efficiency.  Small changes in swimming propulsive forces can improve velocity with each stroke and result in performance gains and better race times.  Trainesense SmartPaddles provide insights on what action to take towards improving swimming stroke efficiency. 

Targets: SmartPaddle measurements provide a means to target and analyze the direction of propulsive force and to set developmental and training targets. Sessions Summary is a useful tool for setting targets.  Here is where the decision making occurs and the questions are asked.

What has happened?

Where did it happen?

What can I do?

Sessions Summary gives the capabilities to ask the right questions on what needs to be the focus for technique improvement.

  • It shows where and how the swimmer directs swimming force:
    • What happens when the fingers make contact with the water’s surface.
    • It shows the upward sloping swimming force line and if there are any disturbances (bumps).
    • It shows the length of time it takes to reach the peak force – and where the force begins to decrease.
  • Questions can be asked about the direction of the swimming force:
    • When does the green (forward force) begins to travel upwards?
    • Does the other colors follow the green upwards?
    • At time point zero (entry) how much red (vertical force) is present (see slide about efficiency)?
Force profile

Swimming propulsive Data from the SmartPaddle is available immediately and in a format that is easy to understand and to analyze. Propulsive forces in swimming increases velocity.

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