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Evaluation of fins used in underwater swimming.

  title={Evaluation of fins used in underwater swimming.},
  author={D. Pendergast and J. Mollendorf and C. Logue and S. Samimy},
  journal={Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc},
  volume={30 1},
  • D. Pendergast, J. Mollendorf, +1 author S. Samimy
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Physics
  • Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
  • Underwater swimmers use fins which augment thrust to overcome drag and propel the diver. The VdotO2 of swimming as a function of speed, velocity as a function of kick frequency, maximal speed (v), maximal oxygen consumption (VdotO2) and the maximal thrust were determined for eight fins in 10 male divers swimming at 1.25 m depth in a 60 m annular pool. A theoretical analysis of fin cycles was also performed. VdotO2 increased as a second order polynomial as a function of velocity; VdotO2 = 0.045… CONTINUE READING
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