# Physics In Swimming: The Physics Of Swimming

Have you ever seen someone dive off the diving board? Do you enjoy swimming? Well now I’m going to give you a little more information on swimming and what the physics of it is. You will see swimming in a whole different way. Gravity is always affecting you while swimming. Even you don’t think it is. Force of attraction by which terrestrial bodies fall toward the center of the earth. Newton’s first law of motion has a part to do with swimming. An object in motion stays in motion until another outside force takes place. Static Force & Dynamic Force is also motions that take place in swimming. (physics of swimming, Nov 12, 20104) Static Force takes place when you push off the wall or the bottom of the pool the drag you feel when movement starts. …show more content…
Full body suits didn’t really let people swim when they would go into the ocean (Fluid Dynamics of Swimming, June 16 1997). They were really stiff didn’t really let them swim well. Sharkskin improved the flow of water. Even animals have their physics in swimming. Isn’t that cool?? There is a lot into physics of swimming. Swimming can help you swim faster, smarter, better. If you’ve faced your fear, learn your swim basics. When swimming always relax and don’t fight the water. (Griffin, 2009) Floating can also be a way of physics in swimming. Your body type has a lot to do with your buoyancy. Relates to the size of your lungs to the rest of your body determines how high in the water will float. Streamlines are a teardrop contour line that offers the least possible resistance to occur to a current of air, water, etc. X= Vector cross product, D= distance, (xs) size of one streamline at a time, U= Velocity. Streamlining competitive swimming is best hydrodynamic position to make when going through the water. Making a streamline you have to put your hands together, squeezing your head in between it. Diving is also a swimming physics. (M, 2003) Driving can be fun for anyone but know the …show more content…
A swimmer can feel drag by Friction, pressure and wave dog. Frictional is caused because of the rubbing of the swimmer’s body against the water molecules. (Newtons Laws of Motion) Even if the swimmer is going at a low pace the swimmer will still be able to feel this going on by slowing the swimmer down. The swimmer pushes against the water, the water pushes against the swimmer in return. Wave dog can be challenging for swimmers, as the speed increases it can lead to intensified wavelength and amplitude of the waves. More waves can be created as the swimmer increases its speed. (Relax and Swim, 1999-2014) Trying to swim your way out of furrow, water increase amplitude even more, so maybe that isn’t the way out. The best way to control drag is to reduce your frontal cross-sectional area and facing the direction of motion. When the body is in a streamline position and is forced off the well the sleeker the body the less drag produced. If your body has begun to loosen speed and you float to the surface the first stroke has applied. (Toussiant, 2002) When you go swimming it is important to know what each body part is doing. And where it is doing while you are swimming. Your body does a lot of moving while