Originally Posted by wie
But it does not answer my question.
It is said: "elite swimmers at the Olympics generated no more stroking power than average swimmers."...
I also see a problem in that statement. If they generate no more power how come they go so much faster. There is surely a limit to the proportionate increase in speed achievable through reduced drag alone. What pace does an "average swimmer" achieve. Do you have a link to the research paper itself? What was being measured and how?
6 MONTHS LATER ...
Maybe what's being referred to is power input to the stroke rather than power output delivered to the water propulsively i.e that average swimmers are as strong as elite ...? No, that doesn't seem to make sense either.
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Last edited by Talvi : 06-15-2014 at 12:45 AM.