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29 May 2012 @ 10:23 pm
How far do you think Steve McGarrett can realistically swim?  
3 miles? 5 miles? 10 miles?

Let's say the day is nice and there's no unusual circumstances. Would having him swim 3 to 5 miles be unrealistic? (I need him to swim out to a boat where Kono is being held captive. Not just his morning swim where we all wait breathlessly to watch him emerge.)

If he can swim 3 to 5 miles without too much difficulty, how long would it take? 30 minutes? 45 minutes? An hour? I'll give him flippers and a snorkel if that makes it easier. And he can swim on the surface most of the way.

Thoughts?
 
 
 
bookaddict43bookaddict43 on May 30th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
3 to 5 miles wouldn't be unrealistic for someone of Steve's abilities.

This page gives some rough times. Maybe google open water swimming or BUDs training?
Are 6 dogs too many?: danny and stevetkeylasunset on May 30th, 2012 01:56 pm (UTC)
That page was helpful. I'll google open water swimming and see what I find.

Thanks!
Umai Hoshi: Lip Bite (KU)fairyniamh on May 30th, 2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
Variables to take into account concerning the time. Fitness (super fit duh), how often he swims, type of water being swam in (cause that can make a huge difference), Will he need breaks just to get a good lungful of air (cause of the adrenalin rush), length of breaks if taken.

So I am assuming ocean, that he swims a mile every morning, he is possible NOT keeping his cool.

3-5 Miles (5 is pushing it if he only swims a mile a day.). With a 3 mile swim (with snorkel) he will need one five minute break (1/2 way there) to fully oxygenate his muscles and brain (He does not want to be even remotely light headed when he gets there). For 5 miles 2 breaks at 5-10 minutes. So an hour a mile... just over three to five hours.

If you are looking for a quick rescue might I suggest him using a swimmers propeller? Just a wee thought for a quicker rescue.

(I talk way too much for someone outside of the fandom.... sorry)
Are 6 dogs too many?: george herotkeylasunset on May 30th, 2012 01:58 pm (UTC)
You are welcome to comment on any fandom on my page at any time!!!

That swimmers' propeller is very cool. That might help.

I don't think there is enough time for him to swim out to rescue her if the average rate is one mile per hour. That's too slow for my needs. So I may have to go to plan B. Which I will as soon as I make it up!

Thank you!!!
--♫ Anna--: SEAL Steverocsfan on May 30th, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
He is Steve the Super SEAL, so I figure he swims all the way around Oahu. Twice, when the weather's good.

Ok, that probably wasn't helpful. :D
Are 6 dogs too many?: triple banana bitchtkeylasunset on May 30th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
It WAS helpful in that it made me laugh! And you are 100% correct. Three times on the weekends. Don't you think?
--♫ Anna--: Loverocsfan on May 30th, 2012 11:21 pm (UTC)
Danny probably tires him out on weekends. *g*
Are 6 dogs too many?: cupidtkeylasunset on May 30th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
Oh right right!! What was I even thinking???

:-)