The Science of Swimming and Aquatic Activities

“The aquatic environment is of great importance and interest, especially as 75% of the earth’s surface is covered with water. This book’s originates from one of the most productive laboratories studying the aquatic environment. The chapters describe lessons from aquatic animals to humans. The chapters are written by world experts and accurately describe the physiological, biomechanical, biophysical and educational aspects of the aquatic environment. The various chapters examine aspects for the aquatic environments from swimming technique, human performance training, and therapeutic uses. Discussion of application of modern measurement and application are included in each topic including signal processing and machine learning. The book’s chapters are very well written and provide valuable information for readers from coaches, swimmers, administrators, as well as scientists interested in studying the aquatic environment.”
Emeritus Prof. David R. Pendergast
Department of Physiology
Jacobs School of Medicine
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY, USA

“This new book proposes an interesting update of the state of art, as it presents more than an interdisciplinary approach of swimming. Indeed it also concerns aquatic activities and deals with water competences to prevent drowning, jumping in dangerous areas, dealing with current. To sum up, this book offers a large perspective of aquatic activities and will interest coaches, PE teachers, swimming instructors and pedagogues.”
Professor Ludovic Seifert
Director Adjoint CETAPS EA3832
Master Manager “Evaluation & Optimization of Sports Performance”
International Relations Manager & ERASMUS
Faculty of Sport Sciences
University Rouen Normandy