Posts Tagged ‘Sun Yang’

How Efficient Is Your Freestyle?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 8th, 2013

If you regularly read my posts you’re probably aware of the DARPA study which showed that human swimmers are only 3% efficient–as compared to the 80% efficiency of dolphins.  (I.E. Dolphins convert 80% of energy expenditures into forward motion; in contrast humans divert 97% of energy into moving around in the water and moving the […]

“I want to swim like this for miles and miles.”
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 10th, 2013

“With each passing week, as more swimmers swam with more grace, I experienced a joy from Coaching Beauty that exceeded the pleasure I’d previously gained from coaching speed.”

Sun Yang’s Historic Swim: Speed? Yes. Efficiency? Even More.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 1st, 2011

Sun Yang’s 1500 meter world record July 31 at World Championships was historic–as an efficiency benchmark even more than in its record-breaking speed.