Swimming World Records

Here’s an interesting perspective on the breaking of World Records in swimming, on SI.com.

Tim Layden is saying that this is just not exciting, even though it should be. Swimming records have been falling like leaves for the last decade, with the improvements in suit technology and the changes to competition pools. He has a good perspective.

Edit: Here is a NY Times article talking about technology affecting swimming. At least world record holders in swimming don’t have to worry about whether the tailwind was too high.

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