Following a brief warm-up, a video is taken from above the water to assess movement in the sagittal and frontal planes.
Horizontal body positioning relative to the water surface is initially observed.
The arm pull and recovery phases are then assessed to identify anomalies that may result in loss of propulsion and/or increase risk of injury.
Kicking technique is evaluated for timing and proper initiation from the hips and gluteus muscles.
Finally, breathing technique is evaluated for timing with respect to body roll and head position in the water.
Based on motion analysis, appropriate corrective cues and drills are suggested to address body position, hip rotation, overall timing, muscular weaknesses, and inflexibilities.
Re-evaluation of swimming mechanics is suggested within the next
8 – 12 weeks to ensure proper correction of aberrant motions