Comparison of two swimmers side by side doing a breaststroke pullout. The performance times for each swimmer is as follows; For the 100 yard breaststroke, the swimmer on the left goes 1:00.8 and swimmer on the right goes :57.8. Even though both swimmers have vastly different performance times, the tracing demonstrates that at least for this part of the lap, identical techniques. With practice, by gliding less from the initial push-off from the wall, the zero velocity artifact can be eliminated. The black line scrolling across the red tracing is synchronized with the video
Technology Specifically Developed for Swimming Technique
TeamTermin Velocity Meter/Video Telemetry shatters all previous preconceptions of how world class swimming technique analysis is really conducted. Super sensitive velocity telemetry synchronized with high resolution digital video, in real time, delivers the instantaneous feedback needed for real improvement. No waiting for the results, no exporting or synchronizing required, it’s all done simultaneously. TeamTermin’s Velocity Meter hardware is produced using proprietary engineering, and looks as good as it performs, backed by more than 20 years of experience working with swimmers/coaches and sports scientists from around the world. Never guess again if a change in your stroke, turns, or underwater techniques are improving your performance. This technology has been used by Olympians, US National Champions, and in the development of low drag high performance swimming suits by two major swimming suit companies. This technology has been published in Swimming Technique Magazine, and in the summer of 2007, was featured at the World Swimming Symposium that was hosted in Porto Portugal. Click on the link to view the presentation.
This technology will absolutely allow you to go to practice and make changes in technique with confidence. With more than 20 years of development, this technology was designed for coaches to deliver maximum results, with ease of use. Our Video/Velocity telemetry will change the way you look at stroke technique. Files are collected easily and efficiently and can be distributed either electronically or on DVD. The sharing process is highlighted by a “reader program” allows the viewing and analysis of all the files for coaches and swimmers, without having to own the software. The combined video/velocity telemetry files can be slowed for viewing to any speed, or played frame by frame, to examine how the changes in technique affect the accelerations and decelerations of the stroke technique.
Velocity Meter – Push-off and Glide – Velocity Decay
This video demonstrates two important components about the drag forces associated with water. You will notice that the instant the swimmers feet loose contact with the wall, velocity immediately begins to decline very quickly. (exponentially) The next feature is based on the mean swimming speed of the swimmer. You can use the curve to precisely find the velocity/time from the wall where the breakout should occur, so you can begin swimming at the intersection of your mean swimming speed and place on the curve where that speed occurs. The goal being to not spend any time below your mean swimming speed by gliding to far from the wall.
The black line scrolling across the red tracing is synchronized with the video.
This method of testing can be accomplished on location, or let us customize a video capture system for your facility. We can build you a system from one to six high resolution video cameras, that will provide a continuous view of the swimmer. Arrangements and pricing can be established via e-mail. This equipment has traveled all over the world, so any destination worldwide is possible.