I have to admit, it took me a long time to figure out how to analyze the Long Course 50 Freestyle. After all, it's basically a maximum effort sprint with no turns. That's not a lot to work with. I actually got my break while I was analyzing underwater speeds (Underwater Kicking: Some Numbers) and… Continue reading Elite 50 Freestyle: Are We Swimming This Wrong?
Swimming has a doping problem. And no, this isn't a history lesson about the notorious 70s and 80s. Or 90s. This is now, and its spreading. The issue came up most recently with a surge of recent doping suspensions of Russians, including world record holder Yuliya Efimova, former world record holder Sergey Makov, and now… Continue reading Swimming’s Growing Problem