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New Technological Possibilities for Swimming Research and Monitoring Training
Bjørn Olstad, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway

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Bill Baltzopoulos, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Biomechanics in Elite Alpine Skiing: A Challenge on Performance and Injury Prevention
Erich Müller, University of Salzburg, Austria

 

New Technological Possibilities for Swimming Research and Monitoring Training

Bjørn Olstad
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
Norway
 

Brief Bio
Dr. Olstad obtained his PhD at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in 2016 with the thesis Muscular activation and kinematics in contemporary breaststroke swimming after having completed his master and bachelor education at the University of the Pacific, United States. He was appointed assistant professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in 2009, and in 2016 associate professor.
Dr. Olstad was previously appointed at USA Swimming headquarter as performance and education coordinator. He has over 20-years of experience as a swim coach and performance director. He has also been a professional high-level swimmer. His scientific interests are focused on implementing new technologies in the applied science of swimming research for optimizing performance. He is currently involved in a longitudinal study on performance and health determining factors in swimming.



Abstract
Swimming is one of the most popular sports in the world and research is growing. The swimming environment is harsh and challenging to sustain, providing technological limitations for research and the daily monitoring of training performance. However, new technologies become more and more advanced and available for providing applied research in the aquatic environment. Technological possibilities are also increasing with the claims of helping swimmers and coaches in their daily work with the promise of improving performance and preventing injuries. 
This presentation will center around five new technological possibilities for swimming research and the daily monitoring of training. 1) race analysis with automatic movement recognition for identifying and improving performance determining factors, 2) a portable winch system for generating load-velocity profiles, anaerobic and strength testing, and passive drag, 3) optical heart rate for monitoring training intensity, 4) inertial measurement units for daily monitoring stroke kinematics, and 5) electromyographic enhancements for identifying muscular activation patterns, fatigue and correspondence to technique/drill exercises.




 

 

Keynote Lecture

Bill Baltzopoulos
Liverpool John Moores University
United Kingdom
 

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Biomechanics in Elite Alpine Skiing: A Challenge on Performance and Injury Prevention

Erich Müller
University of Salzburg
Austria
 

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