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SCUBA-L  December 1999, Week 2

SCUBA-L December 1999, Week 2

Subject:

Re: Cozumel diving (was Re: (no subject))

From:

"Carl G. Heinzl" <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Scuba diving discussion list <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 13 Dec 1999 13:52:57 -0500

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> >>For this purpose the difference between statue
> >>and nautical miles are irrelevant since no one can actually swim
> >>that fast for that long.  Just fyi, 4 1/3 mph (statue) translates to
> >>51.62 seconds for a 100 meter swim.
> >
> >Weeally?  Now why did you mix MILES with METERS?  To further confuse the
> >m-challenged (where m=metric or m=math)?  :-)
 
Actually I mixed it because most people have a feeling for how long it
takes them to swim 100 meters (or even 100 yards which is roughly 10%
shorter).  Most people don't have a clue as to how long it would take
them to swim 1, 2, 3 or more miles...
 
Perhaps I wanted to see how rusty some peoples math skills are
getting, especially now that they're - ahem - retarded :^)
 
> >I think the swim is MUCH faster than that!   Let's see ...
 
When I saw your first estimate, as a *swimmer*, I knew and even
FELT that it was far too fast.  That's the difference between
someone who has at least a little experience swimming distance
- I used to do 10 miles at a wack - could probably do 3-5 right now
without killing myself and with that current, I could probably do
about 25 or 30! :^)
 
> Before Carl sticks HIS head out :^), let me correct my OWN arithmetic
> error of dividing by 24x60 instead of 60x60.
 
Good thing you're fast and I have real work to do ! :^)
 
> >1 mi = 1.609344 km (exactly) = 1609.344 meters (exactly).
>
> So far, so good.  The rest SHOULD have been
>
> So, 4 1/3 mph is 6973.824 meters per hour, or 116.2304 meters per MINUTE.
> or 1.93717 meters per SECOND so that a 100 meter swim would take only
> 51.6216 seconds.  :-)
>
> So, Carl wuz right on the money!  :-)
 
You should have said.... "So, Carl wuz right on the money, AS EXPECTED!"
 
no smiley!
 
Carl

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