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Fibonacci sets

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noun - Fibonacci sets are swimming sets done in a pool or in open bodies of water that follow the initial sequence of Fibonacci numbers.

Fibonnaci

Leonardo Pisano Bigollo, a talented Italian mathematician who lived in the 12th and 13th centuries was known as Fibonacci (and Leonardo of Pisa). In his Liber Abaci (Book of Calculation) published in 1202, he described a specific number sequence that became known as Fibonacci numbers.

Fibonnaci Numbers

0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144…are the first set of Fibonacci numbers. Numbers in a Fibonacci sequence are the sum of the previous two numbers (i.e., 0 + 1 = 1, 1 + 1 = 2, 2 + 3 = 5).

Examples of Fibonacci Sets

In Fibonacci sets, the swimming set generally get increasingly more difficult. Examples of Fibonacci sets of 2000 in distance (yards or meters) comprise of a set of 100 swims (yards or meters) utilizing the Fibonacci numbers:

1 x 100 @ 1:35
1 x 100 @ 1:30
2 x 100 @ 1:25
3 x 100 @ 1:20
5 x 100 @ 1:15
8 x 100 @ 1:10

or in another 2000 set where every swim is an a certain pace (e.g., 1:20 per 100):

1 x 100 @ 1:20
1 x 100 @ 1:20
1 x 200 @ 2:40
1 x 300 @ 4:00
1 x 500 @ 6:40
1 x 800 @ 10:40

Or an 88-minute Fibonacci set in an open body of water where swimmers alternate swimming moderately and fast (or slow and moderately):

Swim moderate for 1 minute
Swim fast for 1 minute
Swim moderate for 2 minutes
Swim fast for 3 minutes
Swim moderate for 5 minutes
Swim fast for 8 minutes
Swim moderate for 13 minutes
Swim fast for 21 minutes
Swim moderate for 34 minutes

Origin

Circa 2013 by Steven Munatones and the Open Water Swim Club of Huntington Beach, California.

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