The Science Behind Swimming, Diving, and Other Water Sports

Sunday, October 15, 2017
Guo Jingjing Birthday
China's diving queen has a birthday today! Guo holds the record for most diving medals for China. Read all about her sport - diving!

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.

Author Lanser, Amanda
Pages 32 pages
Genre Nonfiction
Reading level 3-4
Interest level 3-9
ATOS 5.9
Lexile 940L