What would happen if you covered a swimmer with a hydrophobic substance?

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Luke Pearson  asked the Naked Scientists:

   Hi guys,

Great podcast! I was wondering what would happen if you covered a swimmer with a hydrophobic substance? Would they go quicker or  slower?

Thanks!

Luke



 

What do you think?
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"I was wondering what would happen if you covered a swimmer with a hydrophobic substance? Would they go quicker or  slower?"
They do
http://marathonswimmers.org/forum/discussion/563/channel-grease/p1
 so  I guess it's quicker- or at least more comfortable.
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