100m Breast Stroke
By: Chloe Barker
DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY OF SPORT
The history of the breaststroke goes back to the stone age when people were performing a frog like action with their legs when trying to move through the water. As time passed, it became a stand alone competitive stroke in the Olympics. The underwater recovery of both arms and legs in the breaststroke creates a large frontal resistance making it the slowest of the four basic swimming strokes. The fastest time ever recorded for men is 58.46, and it was performed by Cameron Van Der Burgh. The fastest woman time ever recorded was 65.47 seconds, and it was performed by Ruta Meilutyte.
The Goal of the Study
My goal is compare the men's and women's times in the 100m breaststroke. My goal is also see and predict if the women's times will ever be the same or faster than men's and if so, when?I will measure the performance in time. All the data used in the article is from the Olympic page.
For all the years shown, the men's is faster. Both women and men are improving and getting faster times each year, but the men are faster.
The men are still faster, but the women are decreasing at s little bit of a faster pace.
Point of Intersection
At a Crossroads
As you can tell from the picture, both lines are decreasing. The red trend line, representing the women, started out slower. Currently, the men are outdoing the women by a lot, but according to my mathematical predictions, in 2142, the men and women times will be the same, and then from there on the women will be faster. The woman and men are both getting better, but the woman are decreasing a tiny but faster. It is also predicted, that in 2142, when the times are the same, it will be at 40 seconds.
Official Website of the Olympic Movement. N.p., n.d. Web.
Cameron Van Der Burgh Breaks Wold Record - 100m Breaststroke | London 2012 Olympics