quarta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2007


Free Style

Style crawl.Nessa mode the swimmer can choose the style you prefer. In practice the style used more often is the crawl, in which the athlete nothing pectoris back to the bottom of the pool and move the arms, parallel to the body, in a rotary motion (when an arm moving the other backs), while the beats legs, also alternately. The style free it is in distances of 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m.

Back Style

Style costas. O style back is a technique similar to crawl, except that it is practiced with the back facing the bottom of the pool. The style is back up at distances of 100m and 200m.

Style breaststroke or chest

Style breaststroke (or breast). Style breaststroke In the athlete nothing pectoris back to the bottom of the pool, moving his arms while "pulling" the water from the front and back at the same time opens and closes the legs also synchronized. The style breaststroke it is at distances of 50m, 100m and 200m.

Style butterfly or butterfly

In the style butterfly swimmer is also pectoris back to the bottom of the pool, running both arms simultaneously and clapping their legs together. The butterfly style it is at distances of 50m, 100m and 200m.

Style medley

In these tests the Swimmers must swim all four styles alternately, in a sequence that is: In evidence individual: Butterfly, Back, Chest and Crawl; In evidence of revezamento: Back, Chest, Butterfly and Crawl. There is evidence, for the distance medley, 200m and 400m in pools of 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m in pools of 25mts


Evidence individual

On this evidence, the swimmer dispute the mode alone and may in competing in different styles and paths of 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m.

Evidence of revezamento

Disputam is also evidence of revezamento, in which four swam if revezam to swim. There is evidence of revezamento in 4x100m and 4x200m for free style, and 4x100m for the style medley.

Swimming sports

The swimming sports falls among water sports. The goal of a competition to determine which swimming is the fastest swimmer. There are a number of regulations on the swimming competitions. The basic rule separates the way in which the athlete gained momentum in the water in four different styles:
Crawl (read is cráu) - official competitions in the mode crawl there, is named "Nado Freedom," (freestyle) this type of arrangement can be competida with any swim. How is the style crawl potentially faster, swam the generally choose; Costas Chest Butterfly (or dolphin); Medley-the four styles of swimming in sequence. Each of these styles has specifications on the placement of the athlete's chest and the movement of legs and arms. In style crawl, for example, the athlete is the position with the chest back to the bottom of the pool in a horizontal position on the water level, the arms come out of the water in a position parallel to the body, being thrown forward over the water, alternately (while one is thrown forward, the other arm around back by low water), the legs move themselves up and down also alternately. In swim butterfly, the athlete is also to the chest back to the bottom of the pool, but plays both arms simultaneously forward and produces a movement also synchronized with the legs, up and down. In the swim of the athlete is back to the chest turned up, and back towards the bottom of the pool. The pool of official competitions measured 50 meters in length. Must contain 8 rays, each of 2.5 meters wide, with an additional area of 20 cm at least part of the external rays. The depth should be equal to or greater than 1.35 meters. The water should be at a temperature between 25 ° C and 28 ° C in competitions. The swimming sports started to become popular from the nineteenth century, and currently there are various sporting events, involving evidence of swimming. The international swimming competitions are organized and governed by FINA (Federeção International Swimming). There are competitions in enclosed waters, which are the evidence disputed in the pool (of 25 or 50m), or the evidence shorter, as the evidence of 50m, 100m, 200m, etc., and evidence in open waters, which are the evidence longer, as the evidence of 2500m, 5000m and 10000m.


Swimming is the physical activity of man and other animals that is to move in liquid medium. The swim was originally a means of survival of the man, who once primitive needed escape from larger animals or hunt for their food between rivers and lakes. Currently the swimming, in its various forms, can be seen as a method of recreation and a sport (sport), being used to save people from drowning. There is also the swim associated with work, such as collectors of pearls, some types of fishermen and scientists who investigate the aquatic fauna and flora. Several animals have the ability to swim by instinct, as in the case of man. In mammals, this swim by instinct receives the name of "Nado Standard mammal." This type of swimming has basic principles as head off water, arms (feet before) with angulation close to 90 degrees and legs (feet higher) in slight flexion (performing a movement like pedaling). The swim pattern, in Brazil, is popularly called the "swim cachorrinho." Why move virtually all the muscles and joints of the body, the practice of swimming is considered one of the best existing physical exercises