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Katie Lebel

need. We also provide sport content to empower our readers, in contrast to making them feel inadequate for not knowing the background or context, as other sport platforms may do. Background Education: We provide resources for our audience to learn the basics and dive deeper into certain sport topics

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Jörg Krieger, Lindsay Parks Pieper and Ian Ritchie

to govern the specific sport. For example, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) oversees water sports, including artistic swimming, diving, high diving, open water swimming, swimming, and water polo. Despite the academic and public focus on the IOC and the Olympics, all IFs host separate

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Velina B. Brackebusch

contemporary issues in community sport and physical activity, and the third looks at functions and operations in community sport and physical activity. Written by one of the editors, Platts, Chapter 1 dives deep into the meaning of community and gives an extensive overview of the historical development of

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James J. Malone, Arne Jaspers, Werner Helsen, Brenda Merks, Wouter G.P. Frencken and Michel S. Brink

The role of a goalkeeper (GK) is a unique but often overlooked position within professional soccer. GKs have to perform individual actions that can have a significant impact on the final match outcome. These actions typically involve explosive, short-duration movements, such as diving, catching

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David Simbaña Escobar, Philippe Hellard, David B. Pyne and Ludovic Seifert

the dive start is generally followed by even pacing through the middle laps (L2, L3) and an evenly paced or slightly faster (0.1 s) final lap (L4). 3 , 4 Given the high resistance of water, the race management is more critical in swimming than other sports. 5 In swimming, propulsive efficiency is

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Stephen Samendinger, Christopher R. Hill, Teri J. Hepler and Deborah L. Feltz

 al’s 17 study utilized college students completing a back-dive task. The dive task is a specific sport skill that was novel for the participants and did not require the persistence and intensity of effort over time. Being engaged in physical activity behaviors for health benefits elicits unique

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Kristin L. Jonvik, Jan-Willem van Dijk, Joan M.G. Senden, Luc J.C. van Loon and Lex B. Verdijk

 × 30-m swimming pool at 28 °C. The dynamic apnea test was adapted from apnea diving, which includes maximal-distance swimming in shallow water ( Schagatay, 2010 ). To create a setting more relevant to water polo, continuous front crawl swimming was performed with the head kept under water, until

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Bettina Callary and Brian Gearity

approaches, we also hope this special issue acts as a springboard to dive into new territory. Going forward, we need scholars and practitioners to take up this risky call for daring scholarship, and we need editors, editorial boards, and reviewers to encourage and develop this work. As is the case with

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Deborah Jump

the Sociology of Sport, 25 ( 3 ), 203 – 220 . doi:10.1177/101269029002500303 10.1177/101269029002500303 Morris , P.H. , & Lewis , D. ( 2003 ). “Tackling diving: the perception of deceptive intentions in association football (soccer) . Journal of Nonverbal Behaviour, 34 ( 1 ), 1 – 13 . doi

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Liam Anderson, Graeme L. Close, Ryland Morgans, Catherine Hambly, John Roger Speakman, Barry Drust and James P. Morton

their ability to perform explosive, short duration movements such as diving, catching, and accelerating and decelerating sharply. 1 Indeed, in relation to locomotive match demands, it is well documented that GKs cover 50% of the total distance and <10% of the distance completed within the high