Short Introduction to Water Polo
Ten Meter Tower
How to swim from Cuba to Florida
Flight through the pools of Zurich
Faster in syrup than in water?
Do humans swim slower in syrup than in water? Scientist Edward Cussler and his student Brian Gettelfinger proved this question in a fascinating experiment at the University of Minnesota in 2004 (or original publication). I could not find a video, but there is one with top swimmer Nathan Adrian from the Mythbuster season 7 episode 5:
“The best swimmer should have the body of a snake and the arms of a gorilla,” recommends Cussler.