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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

When I took breaststroke swimming clinic at YMCA, they taught me to take 2 strokes per breath.
When I took breaststroke swimming clinic at YMCA, they taught me to take 2 strokes per breath. Their pool has this weird length of 25 yards (yd). This makes one lap 50 yards.

On Aug 10, 2011 my time/speed and conclusions was as follows

1 terrestrial mile = 1760 yd = 1610 m = 35 laps, 55 min, 1.1 mph
1 nautical mile = 2027 yd = 1852 m = 40.5 laps, 64 min 0.94 knots (kt)
2 kilometers = 2187 yd = 2000 m = 44 laps, 70 min 1.7 kph

As you can see, I did not quite pull sustained 1 knot (kt) over one hour. Need to shave 4 min. This makes ineligible, so far, for proud nickname "Catus maritimus" (see Ursus Maritimus). Although Marianna thinks "sustained over 1 hour" is not required, and Sophia thinks that >1 kt it not required, both points of view are clearly absurd. I must move 1 minute of angle in under 1/24 of an average solar day to claim the name.

Then I took some more swimming classes at PJCC. They told be to do 1 stroke per breath. Today, Apr 18, 2012, I tried that fo rthe first time

My time/speed and conclusions now are as follows

1 terrestrial mile = 1760 yd = 1610 m = 35 laps, 45 min, 1.33 mph
1 nautical mile = 2027 yd = 1852 m = 40.5 laps, 55 min 1.1 knots (kt)
2 kilometers = 2187 yd = 2000 m = 44 laps, 60 min 2.0 kph

As you can see, the difference is stupendous, I easily sustained 1.1 knots over 1 hour, swimming 2 km in the process, and didn't even get tired, since I accelerated too late.

Keeping proud tradition of Mark Spitz alive.
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