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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 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 ...

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

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Some people float and some people sink. Discover why ... Beginners learning to swim breaststroke will find floating easier than those learning to swim front crawl. ... Tell us and share your questions to help inspire and encourage others learning to swim. .... It says that people with body fat float better then people with muscle.

Relax and Swim! Buoyancy

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As long as the water your body displaces weighs more than you do, you float. This is basically ... Finally, there is a curious phenomenon of apparently greater buoyancy — for some people — in deep water. ... Body fat floats better than muscle.

Why Does My Body Sink? - Swim Teach

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I'm currently being taught how to swim by 3 amazing people. ... Some Float and Some Sink ... If you have a higher body fat percentage then you will more than likely float. ... and noticed how I seem to be floating deeper in the water than others. ... Floating (or swimming) has absolutely ZERO to do with how lean or fat you are.

Sink or Swim: Muscle versus Fat - Scientific American

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May 10, 2011 ... We use cookies to provide you with a better onsite experience. ... Some components of the body are denser than others. ... This is why heavy metal ships can float on the water—they're big enough to ... But this activity can also help explain why some animals—and people—are more buoyant than others.

Swimming: Do some people sink like a rock? - Straight Dope Message ...

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Some people who can't swim say that they sink like a rock. ..... I've put on a little padding so I might be a bit better off now. .... a role, but some people simply don't float head up while others float naturally. ... Body fat density is ~ 0.9 g/cm-3 which is just slightly less dense than water (which is exactly 1 g/cm-3).

Why do some people float in water while others sink? | Yahoo Answers

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Some people have said oxygen in the blood while others say its body fat. ... If I have a lungful of air, I can just about float; breathe out, and I sink. ... I know nerd alert but its better them getting tired after just a few minutes of ... Note: Salt more is more dense than pool water because salt increases the density of ...

Do Objects Float Better in Salt Water Than in Fresh ... - Infoplease

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Physical Science · Why Do Some Objects Fall Faster Than Others? ... objects float better on a dense surface, they float better on salt water than fresh water.