IN INSTRUCTIONS – Coursework Example
The Science of Swimming al Affiliation Without being open minded and thinking critically, it is very difficult to even imagine that swimming can be an act of science or that there is a relationship between swimming and the real science. This especially can be attributed to the fact that swimming actually started a long time ago even before the invention of most of the scientific principles. In fact, records show that swimming for self-entertainment and also for economical purposes started long time ago, even before the Stone Age. In real sense however, swimming is an art of science which involves principles such as buoyancy, sinking and floatation. Realistically, some scientists have come up laws that regulate sinking and floating implying that swimming can fit to be an act of science (Belle, 2010).
While swimming, an individual has to struggle to ensure that he or she stays at least on top of the water, which scientists call floating. Some games in swimming also involve staying underneath the water so as to hide from an opponent looking for them, or in some other cases when hunting for water creatures using traditional methods. This act of staying under water is what scientists refer to as sinking and it requires the swimmer to be careful about the depth to which he or she swims in order to avoid succumbing to excessive pressure which may consequently rupture the swimmer’s blood vessels (Belle, 2010). Interestingly, the pressure aspect comes out clearly as a basis of science especially because scientists have already established a maximum pressure above which the human blood pressure cannot balance. As a result, an increase in external pressure would lead to rupturing of blood vessels which may be detrimental to swimmers who fail to take necessary precaution.
Belle, D. (2010). Swimming against the tide: African American girls and science education. Contemporary Sociology, 39(1), 42-43.