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The Physics of the Fish Kick
The 2016 Olympic Games begin this weekend! If you’re a fan of swimming, kick off the events by reading this piece on the physics of a medal-winning stroke: the fish kick. Experts in stroke mechanics have discovered that swimming beneath the surface of the water is much faster than swimming on the surface. The fish kick, which mimics the horizontal wiggle of most fish, could be the fastest subsurface stroke yet. But ...
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