onsdag 8 maj 2013

How To Swim Around Curves In A River

The course through the bend depends on (1) the speed of the current entering, (2) the severity of the turn, (3) the depth of the river, and (4) the width of the river. The idea is to avoid the eddy along the inside shore. Of the four variables, three are constant so a good answer on one current may be the wrong answer on a faster current. My suggestion is to stay with the faster current for as long as possible but avoid going to the outside shore. On slow currents, turn when 1/3 past the start of the bend but wait no more than 2/3 on fast currents. 

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