Let’s get one thing out of the way first: it’s called the Paralympics, not the “ParaOlympics.”
“You’re an idiot. You can’t write. You don’t make any sense” – This is how Charles Hartley has been greeted on the SwimSwam page recently, and he has something things to say to the commentators.
If for a class at the University of Texas this Fall, Joseph Schooling had been assigned to write an essay, “What I Did on My Summer Vacation?,” the letter might read something like this.
Do you think swimmers are, on average, more intelligent and better students than athletes focused on other sports?
Now that Jaeger is a member of Team WHOOP, he’s adapted his mental and physical approach to training.
We’re about four years away from when Tokyo holds the 2020 Summer Olympics swimming events. Until then, what are swimming people supposed to do?
“Following the exact same route as the book, I swam from the island of Ile d’If to the island of Ile Tiboulen de Maire across the bay of Marseille. The distance was 7.5 km and it took 2 hrs 5 mins. Water temperature was 21 degrees.”
“Fourth: Drive across America.” Here are six things Michael Phelps should consider pursing now that he is retired.
“When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.”- Unknown
“Each season would come and go, each summer I would vow to overcome my mental weaknesses and challenges” a piece by Katie Kaestner
Barry Revzin goes even more in depth on the Rio pool, sharing his data.
This video was produced by Hickory Foundation YMCA’s Emmaline Peterson who was also the 1500 freestyle champion at this summers YMCA Long Course Nationals.
Charles Hartley writes about why Katie Ledecky belongs in the same category as Bob Beamon and Secretariat.
Charles Hartley expresses that we should go back to the American pride we had just a week ago, and stop talking about Ryan Lochte.