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dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alan M
dc.contributor.authorNegra, Yassine
dc.contributor.authorMyers, Tony D
dc.contributor.authorSammoud, Senda
dc.contributor.authorChaabene, Helmi
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-24T16:00:26Z
dc.date.available2020-03-24T16:00:26Z
dc.date.issued2020-03-04
dc.identifier.citationNevill, A.M., Negra, Y., Myers, T.D., Sammoud, S. and Chaabene, H. (2020) Key somatic variables associated with, and differences between the 4 swimming strokes, Journal of Sports Sciences (2020), https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2020.1734311en
dc.identifier.issn0264-0414en
dc.identifier.pmid32131691
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02640414.2020.1734311en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/623159
dc.descriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Sports Sciences on 04/03/2020, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2020.1734311 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.en
dc.description.abstractThis study identified key somatic and demographic characteristics that benefit all swimmers and, at the same time, identified further characteristics that benefit only specific swimming strokes. Three hundred sixty-three competitive-level swimmers (male [n = 202]; female [n = 161]) participated in the study. We adopted a multiplicative, allometric regression model to identify the key characteristics associated with 100 m swimming speeds (controlling for age). The model was refined using backward elimination. Characteristics that benefited some but not all strokes were identified by introducing stroke-by-predictor variable interactions. The regression analysis revealed 7 "common" characteristics that benefited all swimmers suggesting that all swimmers benefit from having less body fat, broad shoulders and hips, a greater arm span (but shorter lower arms) and greater forearm girths with smaller relaxed arm girths. The 4 stroke-specific characteristics reveal that backstroke swimmers benefit from longer backs, a finding that can be likened to boats with longer hulls also travel faster through the water. Other stroke-by-predictor variable interactions (taken together) identified that butterfly swimmers are characterized by greater muscularity in the lower legs. These results highlight the importance of considering somatic and demographic characteristics of young swimmers for talent identification purposes (i.e., to ensure that swimmers realize their most appropriate strokes).en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640414.2020.1734311en
dc.subjectSwim speeden
dc.subjectAllometric modelsen
dc.subjectlimb dimensionsen
dc.subjectLog-linear regressionen
dc.subjectRatiosen
dc.subjecttalent identificationen
dc.titleKey somatic variables associated with, and differences between the 4 swimming strokesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1466-447X
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Sports Sciencesen
dc.date.updated2020-03-23T10:05:30Z
dc.contributor.institutionFaculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK.
pubs.place-of-publicationEngland
dc.date.accepted2020-01-31
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW24032020ANen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-03-04en
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dc.source.endpage8
dc.description.versionPublished version
refterms.dateFCD2020-03-24T15:58:26Z
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