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  1. Jg says:
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    I will put this comment here.

    One of the things -in fact the main one – to consider about the Australian performance. It is generally poor across the board.

    It isn’t a matter of personality or partying hard . It is simply that these athletes choose to swim for the fun of it & actually seem to e the happiest bunch for some time.

    The overarching fact is that they don’t need to swim at all. Economic & educational opportunities have been excellent for 10-15 years . Australia did not suffer the GFC to any great extent .

    for example Melanie Schlanger graduated & got a very good job on the Gold Coast & only went back to swimming for fun.

    Eammonn Sullivan won Celebrity Masterchef & has a booming cafe which is a mut on every visit to Perth.

    Compare this to USa Europe Britain where swimming is a means to

    • Phil says:
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      Or maybe it’s because March isn’t really the best time for an Olympic Trials?

      • Jg says:
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        Don’t you think I would have considered that? But it is not a factor because it is a constant.

        • Phil says:
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          Yeah, the constant is that the Aussies are a disaster almost across the board. Meanwhile, with very little exceptions, the Americans are better than their Trials times.

  2. ZYNG43 says:
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    Wonder if LeClos is as good at the 100 and can out touch Phelps… If Phelps goes any faster than he did in semis I’m 95% sure he will get gold though

  3. lv2srf95 says:
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    is there an update on the picks contest coming soon?

  4. WHOKNOWS says:
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    Has anyone notice the above shots of breaststroke – the swimmers body alignments go out of whack when they are pulling – one arm truly domainant on the pulls.

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No one lives the sport of swimming like Garrett McCaffrey. A Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist, now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer, Garrett truly lives the sport of swimming.After graduating from University of Missouri’s award winning journalism program …

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