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Relax and Swim! Buoyancy

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As you float, your weight presses down into the water; the water presses ... phenomenon of apparently greater buoyancy — for some people — in deep water.

Why do some people float, while others sink? - The Naked Scientists

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Nov 5, 2010 ... You will float if you are lighter than an equal volume of water. Usually folks with more fat float better. There are some people on the border such ...

How Do I Float and Why Do I Sink? - Swim Teach

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In short, some people float and some people do not. Feel your way thought the water and don't fight it, and you might just stand a chance of staying at the surface  ...

Why do people float in water? | Reference.com

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People float in water because the human body weighs less than the volume of water it displaces when submerged. The buoyancy of an individual depends on ...

Why do some people float better than others? | Reference.com

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How people float is based on their specific density, so people who float have a lower density than people who don't float well. Specifically, people with a higher ...

Why do humans float in water? | Reference.com

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Any body in water floats or sinks depending on the buoyant forces that push it up and the gravity that pulls it down. If the body is heavier than the water it ...

Why do some people float better on water than others? - Quora

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Steve and Bart have the two most important components correct: body composition (fat, muscle and bone) and head/body position in the water. As a masters ...

How to Float for Swimming - SwimOutlet.com

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Your lung capacity can also make a difference in how easy it is for you to stay on top of the water. People with a higher lung capacity will float somewhat more ...

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Jul 26, 2013 ... Ever wonder why things float? Buoyancy arises from the weight of a displaced fluid, a phenomenon described by Archimedes principle.

Sink or Swim: Muscle versus Fat - Scientific American

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May 10, 2011 ... This is why heavy metal ships can float on the water—they're big ... But this activity can also help explain why some animals—and people—are more buoyant than others. ... Salt dissolved in the water makes it more dense.