Depends what speed the speed boat is going and if you mean unaided, but I think it’s fairly unlikely!
That said, swimmers (and other athletes) are getting faster with the help of scientists…
The polyurethane swim suits introduced in 2008 were *SO EFFECTIVE* that at the 2009 World Aquatic Championships, 43 world records were set across 22 events. These suits improved performance so much that in January 2010 FINA (international governing body of swimming) deemed them unsporting and banned them from all subsequent competitions. Do you think this was a fair decision?
I think you’l agree from these examples that scientific developments play a key role in increasing speed, but I think even this has its limits… In theory there is a practical limit to how fast humans can swim and run unaided, it’s hard to define what this limit is, and how much of a role science should play in pushing those limits – where would YOU define where to draw the line between scientists giving a helping hand and giving an unfair advantage?!