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Friday, May 18, 2012
Body Temperature & Heart Rate Changes In The Open Water
Dr. Gottschalk also gathers the data to help swimmers get a better understanding of their own physiological changes in the cold water. He also pools everyone’s data together to analyse changes in the group as a whole and compare individuals to the average. The average pre-race body temperature was 36.8ºC (98.2ºF) and the average post-race body temperature was 33.7ºC (92.6ºF) for an average drop of in temperature of 3.1ºC (5.6ºF).
The average pre-race heart rate was 73 beats per minute and the average post-race heart rate was 94 beats per minute for an average change of 21 beats per minute.
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