Sunday, March 28, 2010

Load water human line

While swimming today, I kept my body long and my waterline length maximized by keeping one hand out in front of me during the crawl stroke.  The longer the hull, the faster the body moving through water.  Given my 5’ 10” height that’s about 3.12 knots, but by increasing my overall length with an arm, say 1.5 feet more means another 1.64 knots, given the formula

Maximum Hull Speed = 1.34 * LWL1/2

It’s a good thing, given the necessary ramp up for South End’s September Alcatraz Challenge

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