The road to 21 seconds: A case report of a 2016 Olympic swimming sprinter

This study follows the journey of an elite male sprinter for ~ 2.5 5 years leading up to the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. When he joined the training program in January 2014 his best time was 22.57 and after completing the program in September 2016 his best time had dropped to 21.82, a 3.3% improvement.

My favorite excerpt:

This swimmer reached the sub-22s mark mainly by reducing total swimming time, which was effected by a longer stroke length. 


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