NSYES - Sciencefairinfo.ns.ca
NS YES! WEBSITE | CONTACT NS YES! | HOME 
Student Showcase









Student Showcase


Does the Angle of your Ankle Affect the Propulsion of your Flutter Kick?

Student: Maxwell Poole

District/Region: Tri-County District

Event: 2008 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Maxwell is a student at Maple Grove Education Center and his project, 'Does the Angle of your Ankle Affect the Propulsion of your Flutter Kick?' investigated the angle of an ankle during the flutter kick. At his Regional Science Fair, Maxwell won first place in the Junior Division as well as Honorable Mention.

This project tested whether having greater ankle flexion in the flutter kick would increase your propulsion of your freestyle stroke. Swimmers performed ankle flexibility exercises and swam with homemade angled fins. Swimming with the angled fins proved that the greater your ankle flexion, the greater your propulsion.

Maxwell took home a Silver Medal in Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and a $1500 scholarship to the University of Western Ontario.

Congratulations, Maxwell!




Maxwell Poole

Maxwell Poole - Does the Angle of your Ankle Affect the Propulsion of your Flutter Kick?

« Return to Showcase


Projects by Year
2012 Science Fair Projects
2011 Science Fair Projects
2010 Science Fair Projects
2009 Science Fair Projects
2008 Science Fair Projects
2007 Science Fair Projects
2006 Science Fair Projects
2005 Science Fair Projects
2004 Science Fair Projects
See Also
Project Ideas by Topic
Science Fair Documents Archive
Ask a Scientist
Science Links
Sciencefairinfo Blog
Showcase : Main
Home











©2014 Nova Scotia Youth Experiences in Science