Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Value of a Straight Line


Two weekends ago we raced at a local senior meet. Of the many observations we noted that some of our swimmers swim in “circles”. Some of these circles are more pronounced than others. We asked Audrey, since she has some brain power! – to figure out how much extra yardage is navigated when something other than a straight line is swum. Some of your swimmers might be interested in the chart below. 

One other thing, we looked everywhere and couldn’t find any “cuts” for a 510.864 swim. 

Extra Distance from Circle Swimming*
50 yards
100 yards
200 yards
500 yards
1000 yards
1650 yards
3” from line
0.030
0.061
0.122
0.304
0.608
1.003
6” from line
0.155
0.311
0.623
1.556
3.113
5.136
1’ from line
0.545
1.089
2.179
5.447
10.893
17.974
1.5’ from line
1.086
2.173
4.346
10.864
21.729
35.852
2’ from line
1.753
3.506
7.013
17.532
35.064
57.856

* Distances are in yards

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Awesome post.

Your friend in fast swimming,

God bless,
Steve Friederang
www.competitiveswimmer.com