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Animal
November 25th, 2008, 06:24 PM
According to the article in www.rdmag.com (http://www.rdmag.com) dolfins can produce 200 lbs of thrust when they swim. Fast humans can produce 60 to 70 lbs while swimming. How would one increase thrust in swimming to swim faster?

ViveBene
November 25th, 2008, 10:01 PM
I didn't see anything on the page you linked about dolphins.

I posted this from BBC (dolphins swim fast by exerting up to 400 lb pressure on water with their tails) earlier. While we are in dolphin mode:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7748754.stm

I think Fort has the right idea: shooters with a monofin.
Closest human equivalent to "being" dolphin.
:)