Distance per stroke

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Noun - Distance per stroke or DPS is the distance a swimmer takes per arm stroke doing freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke or butterfly.

DPS is different than strokes/minute (or SPM) or strokes/second (or stroke rate or SR).

Example

Example from About.com - Swimming:

Swimmer completes the 100m freestyle in 1:00, using 54 stroke cycles.

DPS = distance/# cycles used for that distance = 100/54 = 1.85 meters/cycle SR = # cycles/time = 54/1:00 = .9 cycles/second Seconds/Stroke = time/# cycles = 1:00/54 = 1.11 seconds/cycle

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