Behind the flips, splashes, and speed of Olympic water sports, science is at work. Gravity and centrifugal force are at work as a diver spins and flips before splashing into the water. Olympic swimmers shave their bodies to reduce drag as they zip through the water. Find out how science is involved in all your favorite water events and how athletes take science into account in their quest for the gold medal.
The Science Behind Swimming, Diving, and Other Water Sports
Friday, February 16, 2018
Trina Jackson's Birthday
Trina Jackson received the Gold Medal in the Olympic 4X200m Freestyle. Celebrate her birthday by reading more about the science behind swimming.
Author |Lanser, Amanda
Reading level |3-4
Interest level |3-9