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Swimming performances in long distance open-water events with and without wetsuit

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, May 2014
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Title
Swimming performances in long distance open-water events with and without wetsuit
Published in
BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, May 2014
DOI 10.1186/2052-1847-6-20
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Authors

Sebastian Ulsamer, Christoph Alexander Rüst, Thomas Rosemann, Romuald Lepers, Beat Knechtle

Abstract

Existing literature showed improved swimming performances for swimmers wearing wetsuits competing under standardized conditions in races held in pools on short to middle distances. Data about the influence of wetsuits on swimming performances in long and ultra-long open-water swimming races are missing. It is unknown whether the benefit of wearing wetsuits is comparable in men and women. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of wearing a wetsuit on open-water swimming performances at the 26.4 km 'Marathon Swim in Lake Zurich' in Lake Zurich, Switzerland, and the 3.8 km Lake Ontario Swim Team-Race (LOST-Race) in Lake Ontario, Canada.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Unknown 56 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 22%
Student > Master 11 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Other 10 17%
Unknown 6 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 21 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 14%
Psychology 3 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 3%
Other 7 12%
Unknown 7 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 June 2014.
All research outputs
#12,266,276
of 21,343,339 outputs
Outputs from BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
#222
of 420 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#93,773
of 204,729 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
#1
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