The social-sphere is abuzz late on this Wednesday night with Marcus Titus’ quest to get USA Swimming to overturn a ruling regarding the Olympic Trials. Titus, who is deaf, says that he has been working with USA Swimming surrounding getting hand signals put in place for the Olympic Trials. They were being used as recently as the Indianapolis Grand Prix, where he won the 100 breaststroke.
Titus’ Facebook page is currently adding about 200 people per hour.
We’ve reached out to Titus, USA Swimming, and FINA for comment on the matter. We’ll hold back much in the way of commentary until we give all interested parties a chance to respond.
Here’s the Facebook page, where Titus has posted more information, as well as a letter he received from USA Swimming on the matter. This seems to be picking up a lot of steam in the swimming community, so keep it on your radars. We wanted to open the conversation up, and get people thinking about the subject. Be ready to go tomorrow.