In the sport of swimming, the swimmer faces physic concepts such as momentum, impulse and collision.
While swimming momentum plays a major role in the sport and learning how to maintain your momentum can improve a swimmers ability greatly.
The biggest way that people lose momentum is from the transition from underwater swimming to the actual swimming. To prevent this loss of momentum the swimmer must maintain their speed underwater by remembering to flip turn, streamline and breath correctly.
Another concept that affects a swimmer’s swimming is impulse.
A major part of swimming is the dive, which gives the swimmer a bigger propulsive impulse if done correctly. In order to maximize the propulsive force, a swimmer has to dive in at the perfect angle with enough force to propel them forward.
A major component in swimming is the collision with the water and the swimmer which creates a drag effect slowing down the swimmer. In order to reduce this drag the swimmer has to maintain proper technique and to work hard to keep their momentum constant.