New approach to measure fluid drag on the body during swimming

Posted by on February 21, 2017 12:17 pm
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A key factor to improve swimming performance is reducing resistance that water exerts on the moving body. This resistance, known as drag, is influenced by factors including the stroke rate, swimmer’s size, and swimming speed. The range of factors, along with the motion of the swimmer, have made it difficult to measure drag accurately. Researchers have now developed a method for accurately determining drag during front-crawl swimming.

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