Race Analysis Sample

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Another 50-m free analysis...I know, don't give me a hard time, but once again, not only is it a short race, but the video often shows multiple angles. If you missed our Analysis of Florent Manaudou, don't forget to check it out.

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On the start, B. Campbell had a similar reaction time as the rest of the competition, as most of the athletes were in the 0.65-0.69 range. Now, this Underwater dolphin kick women 50 Free World Championshipsreaction time isn't too important as no correlation has been found in start performance and reaction time. The entry time was approximately 1 second, which is similar to male swimmers. S. Manuel had a entry distance of 3.09 meters. B. Campbell had a much quicker breakout time than S. Sjostrom and Kromowidjojo, as he surfaced at 3.3 seconds compared to 4.73 and 4 seconds respectively. A closer look shows Campbell only took 5 dolphin kicks compared to Kromidjojo's 9 kicks, despite starting their kick at a similar time. Sjostrom started her dolphin kick at ~1.9 seconds, an entire tenth later than Kromowidjojo and B. Campbell.
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Campbell taking 4 strokes compared to Kromowidjojo's 2 strokes. B. Campbell's time to 15-m was also ~0.2 seconds slower than Kromowidjojo.

15-25 m

From 15-25 m, B. Campbell took one less stroke than Kromowidjojo and Manuel. However, B. Campbell was still ~0.05 seconds slower to the 25-m mark compared to Kromowidjojo. At this point, B. Campbell had a distance per stroke of 1.11 meters/stroke and a stroke rate of 105.88 strokes/minute.

25-35 m

Over the next 10-m B. Campbell makes a huge move on the field, outsplitting Kromowidjojo by 0.3 seconds and Manuel by 0.2 seconds. Over this distance all the swimmers had a reduction in their distance per stroke, but B. Campbell was the only swimmer to increase her stroke rate, swimming at 115.38

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