Effect of swim suit design on passive drag.

@article{Mollendorf2004EffectOS,
  title={Effect of swim suit design on passive drag.},
  author={J. C. Mollendorf and Albert C Termin and Eric Oppenheim and David Robert Pendergast},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={1029-35}
}
INTRODUCTION The drag (D) of seven (7) male swimmers wearing five (5) swimsuits was investigated. METHODS The drag was measured during passive surface tows at speeds from 0.2 up to 2.2 m x s and during starts and push-offs. The swimsuits varied in body coverage from shoulder-to-ankle (SA), shoulder-to-knee (SK), waist-to-ankle (WA) and waist-to-knee (WK) and briefs (CS). RESULTS Differences in total drag among the suits were small, but significant. In terms of least drag at 2.2 m x s, the… CONTINUE READING

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