In watching the 2019 World Swimming Championships, I was struck by the apparent wide range of countries that were making finals and even medaling. And, of course, I was extremely surprised at the complete absence of US swimmers in either of the 200 FR finals. Some of this was no doubt due to the… Continue reading Analysis of 2019 World Swimming Championships: Less International Parity and Less USA
Before I get into this, I want to make it clear that I'm writing this because of my love for Australian swimming. Ever since I swam in Canada in the 70s, I've been impressed with the brash way that such a small population base could take on the US swimming juggernaut, and often win. In… Continue reading My Thoughts on Australian Swimming
Those of you who watched the recent World Championships results were probably as shocked as I was with the Day 1 news that both the US and Australian Men's teams missed making finals in the 4x100 Freestyle relays. Both did as they always do – swam 4 slower swimmers in the heats to rest up… Continue reading Is the Swimming World Catching Up to the US?