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Darda Sales and Laura Misener

aforementioned discussion, we focused our research on one sport, swimming, exploring para swimmers’ experiences and parents’ perspectives of their child’s experiences regarding development pathways and system structures. This does not negate the other critical influencers in development, such as coaches; however

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Luke Hogarth, Brendan Burkett, Peter Van de Vliet, and Carl Payton

and overcome drag is paramount to performance. 2 Understanding how eligible impairments affect a Para swimmer’s propulsion characteristics should be a cornerstone of the Paralympic swimming classification system. 1 However, current classification methods do not objectively account for this component

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Luca Puce, Ilaria Pallecchi, Lucio Marinelli, Maria May, Laura Mori, Piero Ruggeri, and Marco Bove

) investigating the effect of KT applied in the inhibitory mode on the stretch reflex component of spasticity, using sEMG analysis and (2) exploring the beneficial or detrimental effects of KT on the swimming performance of para-swimmers. Indeed, while decreased spasticity may improve motor function and motor

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Julia Kathrin Baumgart, Espen Tønnessen, Morten Eklund, and Øyvind Sandbakk

, and joints. 3 Among world-class Para swimmers, the weekly training distance is reported to be approximately half (15–35 km·wk −1 ) 4 , 5 compared with able-bodied swimmers (40–70 km·wk −1 ). 2 , 6 In line with this, a case study on a multiple Paralympic swimming champion with cerebral palsy

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Karini Borges dos Santos, Paulo Cesar Barauce Bento, Carl Payton, and André Luiz Felix Rodacki

, C. , . . . Hogarth , L. ( 2018 ). Performance characteristics of para swimmers: How effective is the swimming classification system? Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics, 29 ( 2 ), 333 – 346 . PubMed ID: 29627092 doi:10.1016/j.pmr.2018.01.011 Chollet , D. , Chalies , S

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Shana E. Harrington, Sean McQueeney, and Marcus Fearing

championships, as well as 32 top-level able-bodied swimmers at the 1995 French championships. The weekly training time for Para swimmers in 8 different impairment classifications (S3–S10) ranged from 7.7 to 10.6 hours per week, whereas able-bodied swimmers reported an average of 15.7 hours per week. 29 The

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Laura Misener, Kerri Bodin, and Marika Kay

Disability” (SWAD), an athlete-first narrative, to using the term “para-swimmer”. Para-swimming better aligns with terminology that had been taken up within most sports in the Paralympic movement ( Swimming Canada, 2009 ). From a human resources perspective, 2009 was the first time a national development

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Luca Cavaggioni, Athos Trecroci, Damiano Formenti, Luke Hogarth, Massimiliano Tosin, and Giampietro Alberti

, 27, 1 – 17 . doi:10.1080/14763141.2019.1654536 Hogarth , L. , Burkett , B. , Van de Vliet , P. , & Payton , C. ( 2020 ). Maximal fully tethered swim performance in Para swimmers with physical impairment . International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 15 ( 6 ), 816 – 824

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Rafael E.A. Muchaxo, Sonja de Groot, Lucas H.V. van der Woude, Thomas W.J. Janssen, and Carla Nooijen

track tests . Procedia Engineering, 72, 750 – 755 . doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.127 10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.127 Burkett , B. , Payton , C. , Van De Vliet , P. , Jarvis , H. , Daly , D. , Mehrkuehler , C. , … Hogarth , L. ( 2018 ). Performance characteristics of para swimmers: How

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Pierre Lepage, Gordon A. Bloom, and William R. Falcão

. (C1) I initially wanted to understand more about my para-swimmers and specifically what their classifications meant. I tried to educate myself by going on the Internet and using Google. I surfed the national body website and found some information. (C5) Factors Affecting Learning