Fluid Dynamics of Competitive Swimming

Fluid Dynamics of Competitive Swimming

FPCL has collaborated with USA Swimming over the past 10 years to analyze the flow dynamics of Olympic Swimmers.


Alfred von Loebbecke and Rajat Mittal, “Comparative Analysis of Thrust Production for Distinct Arm-Pull Styles in Competitive Swimming”, ASME J. Biomechanical Engineering, (accepted for publication), 2012.

Alfred von Loebbecke, Rajat Mittal, Frank Fish and Russell Mark, “Propulsive Efficiency of the Underwater Dolphin Kick in Humans”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 2009, Vol. 131(5), 054504

Alfred Von Loebbecke, Rajat Mittal, Russell Mark and James Hahn, “A computational method for analysis of underwater dolphin kick hydrodynamics in human swimming”, Sports Biomechanics, March 2009, 8(1), pp. 60-77 

Alfred von Loebbecke, Rajat Mittal, Frank Fish and Russell Mark, “A comparison of the kinematics of the dolphin kick in humans and cetaceans”, Human Movement Science, 2009, Vol.28, pp.99-112