Learning the Swimming Start by Students in Higher Education of other Profiles

Vladimir POTOP, Elena – Diana SIMA


This paper aims to highlight how to use the computerized video analysis for learning the sports technique key elements of the start in swimming in the case of the students in higher education of other profiles. This scientific approach entailed the organization of an ascertaining experimental study, using the following research methods: bibliographic study of the specialized literature, video computerized method by means of Pinnacle Studio, Kinovea and Physics ToolKit programs, method of movement postural orientation, statistical-mathematical method which uses the KyPlot program and the method of graphical representation of results. The research was conducted from October 2017 to January 2018 and included 12 students (second-year - series no. 2) of the Faculty of General Medicine. The results of the study show the muscle strength development of arms, abdomen and legs of the students under research. The use of the video computerized method highlights and identifies the kinematic and dynamic characteristics of sports technique key elements used in swimming start regarding the launching posture, multiplication of body posture (flying through the air) and concluding body posture (entering the water). The propulsion and going out of water will be studied depending on the specific swimming style chosen by the students. The effective use of the computerized video analysis that deepens the understanding of sports technique phasic structure will allow the processing of the modern didactical programs for swimming learning. The modern research methods used in the video computerized analysis of sports technique of the start in swimming are an important help for the measurement, analysis and evaluation of the kinematic and dynamic structure of all swimming styles.


Swimming; biomechanics; key elements; physical training; performance

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