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Swimming System
August 2018 Wacky Patent

 

U.S. Patent Number: US 4,055,174 A

Patented Oct 25, 1977

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Kenneth W LeVasseur

 

Colitz Catchphrase:

"Nothing like a relaxing swim in a suit that looks like an alien fish to cool off this summer.

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ABSTRACT
The present system is a complete unit designed to enable man to achieve a maximum speed and efficiency under water in relation to the amount of energy consumed. The system was inspired by the study of various cetaceans (whales) and it is hoped that through practice and familiarity in general, man will be able to achieve at least fifty percent efficiency, in relation to body weight and size, of the comparable cetacean

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