VIP Racing fin swimming team
The most popular piece of technology @swim house . . The cyber board is a motorised kickboard. We use it show our little sharks how the water feels as they are moving through the water. .The remainder of swimmers use the board for kick sets and warm down..
Coaches correct your stroke technique whilst you are swimming - This speeds up the swim learning process
Performance Data Analysis for swimmers - How fast is your turn, power of your kick out, how many times did you breath in 25m..
Improving Strength and Stroke technique without getting wet in our DRY POOL gym.
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Swimming is a sport in which milliseconds decide races. This means that an effective dive can be crucial to a swimmer's success. Newton's Laws have a large effect on a diver. The First Law applies to the swimmer at rest before the start, the Second Law is what causes the swimmer to fall downwards into the pool, and the Third Law is what gives the swimmer their forward motion. Understanding the interactions between forces on the swimmer and by the swimmer not only shed light on how diving works, but can also be used to improve a dive. After a swimmer leaves the starting block, the only force acting on them is gravity, causing them to accelerate down. It is the inertia from the force applied when leaving the block that keeps the swimmer moving forward, and the swimmer will only move forward for as long as it takes for the force of earth causes them to reach the water. Understanding this can help a swimmer to adjust their start to optimize air time, thereby travelling further. The average starting block is only 0.5 m from the surface of the water, which would result in the swimmer being in the air for 0.319 s.
Distance = Initial distance + Initial Velocity(Time) - 0.5(g)(t)^2
0.5 m = 0 m + 0 m/s (t) - 0.5 (9.8 m/s/s)(t)^2
t^2 = 0.102 s
t = 0.319 s
So, if a swimmer is only pushing forward when leaving the block, they will travel forward for approximately 0.319 s. However if a swimmer were to apply a downward force on the starting block as well as pushing forward, they would slightly increase their time in the air, which would increase the distance they travel before hitting the water. So, to answer the guiding question, understanding the physics related to diving can most definitely help a swimmer improve their dive.