Tag Archives: Competitive Swimming

Results – 2012 Olympic Swim Predications

As a follow up to our previous post regarding the expected results of the 2012 Olympic swim competition, this post will present 1) the results of the prediction and 2) speculation as to why the results were what they were. Prior to 2008, the prediction model successfully predicted 87% of the mean top-eight performances for […]

Counsilman – Hunsaker Continues Partnership with FINA World Aquatics Convention

Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA), based in Lausanne, Switzerland is the sole worldwide sports organization governing swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo open water swimming and Masters swimming. FINA has signed a partnership agreement with Counsilman – Hunsaker for the 2nd FINA World Aquatics Convention to be held in Moscow, Russia, October 29 – November […]

May the Force Not Be With You

Swimmers not only compete against each other but against drag force. Fluid dynamics is the science of dealing with the pressure of fluid flow. In competitive swimming it’s the force that resists the motion of a body moving through the water. Thrust pushes the swimmer forward and drag is the resistance of the water to […]

London Olympics Shows Aquatics’ Global Appeal

Michael Phelps became the most successful Olympian of all time to cap a stunning opening few days of action in the pool at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The American won a record 19th Olympic medal as he helped the US team to gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay. “I just started to smile with […]

Measuring The Olympic Aquatic Facility Course

If you’ve been watching the Olympic swimming events, you’ve probably been noticing all the exciting finishes and as the athletes win their medals.  What you have likely missed is the tiny target marking on the edge of each lane.  This target is what the surveyor uses to accurately measure the length of the pool each […]