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Swim Like a Dolphin

Posted on October 20, 2012 by team

“Kolkhuri” is an unusual method of swimming that once interested a citizen of Sevastopol, Oleg Sofyanik. Now he swims with his hands and legs tied with elastic bandage. Those who invented such “kolkhuri” are sure that a man practising it becomes hardy, brave and is not afraid of death.

Oleg decided to swim 400 meters (1312 ft) in the “kolkhuri” style. He had been training for three weeks to do it.

It took Oleg twenty minutes to swim at such a distance. He says it can be compared to the way dolphins swim.

According to Oleg it was hard only in the first minutes, then he started to feel easy and light.

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7 Responses to “Swim Like a Dolphin”

  1. the truth says:

    I wonder what point he is trying to make.

    • Unknown says:

      If someone kidnaps you, ties your hands and legs and throws you into the sea, you can still survive.

      • timothy says:

        No this is not the way to survive. You need your hands to tread water. Even if you use the turtle method of floating face down, you need the arms to raise your head and inhale.

  2. timothy says:

    never mind
    you might be right

  3. Madak says:

    Swim like a dolphin? With grace, speed and agility?

    That’s about the most un-dolphin-like form of aquatic locomotion that I have ever seen!


  4. Brent says:

    This man isn’t swimming effectively at all. He’s just moving his arms and legs up and down at the same time. He should be “shimmying”. It’s hard to explain.

    Here’s a video on the type of swimming http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/olympics/london-olympics-2012-medal-winning-swimmers-aided-motion/story?id=16962915#.UaBRC7XVDIo

    Here’s a video of an eel swimming (which is more the motion that needs to be made) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgJCxN3ShbY

    I’ve tried this method of swimming, using the entire body instead of just my arms and legs, and it does provide a significant speed boost (unlike this guy’s performance).

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