This particular study is not concerned with the study of functions of the numerous parts incorporated in the human body but rather solely concerned with structure (Cappaert, Pease & Throup 1995). Human anatomy consists of three main categories namely the Gross anatomy dealing with the study of macroscopic details of human structure, Basic anatomy explaining all the main concepts of human anatomy with an aim of understanding the basic components of different structural arrangements and the Microscopic anatomy which deals with the study of microscopic details related to the numerous structures of the human body (Castro, Vilas-Boas & Guimaraes 2006).
It is vital that every individual is well aware of the structure of their own body as well as the arrangement of numerous organs throughout the body. It is also important for one to retain a healthy lifestyle where the person has sufficient awareness of themselves. One way in which an individual can best understand their anatomy is through different activities that relate to their structure for instance sporting activity such as swimming. Swimming as a sport involves body rolling as a type of physical fitness technique, which integrates certain aspects of yoga to stretch as well as tone the body with particular emphasis on body muscles (Castro, Minghelli, Floss & Guimaraes 2003). Body roll in swimming refers to one’s rotation around their long axis in the course of the stroke. This also includes the rotation of one’s shoulders, hips and torso.
For this particular research study, I will begin by looking briefly at the history as well as the importance of swimming. I will then specifically delve into the main topic which is the effects of shoulder and hip rotation on velocity in 400-m front crawl swimming. In this particular study I will also briefly discuss front crawl swimming, also known as freestyle swimming technique. I will not only focus on but also elaborate in details on how correct rotation of the shoulder and hip in velocity swimming during distance racing