Could the design of the pool in Rio be fueling Olympic swimming records?


Nine world or Olympic records have already fallen in Rio, but credit could belong to the architects’ design and technology of the pool and venue.

From Sports Illustrated

When one typically thinks about swimming pool design, one conjures up images of fire bowls, infinity edges, and water features.  In a commercial or competition swimming pool design arena, swimming pool design revolves around less aesthetic features and more performance enhancing features.  This post from Sports Illustrated discusses these performance enhancements like pool depth and competition gutters and how they affect the "fastness" of a competition pool.

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What Is Intramural Swimming?

From AZ Central

The health benefits associated with swimming are well documented.  For some, just working out in a pool is enough to satisfy their exercise needs.  For others, the competitive spirit requires additional challenges.  For those looking to compete, but not on a varsity sports level, there are intramural sports.  This post from AZ Central talks about what intramural sports are, and how they can benefit people by providing a competitive venue other than on a varsity or olympic sports level.

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10 Reasons Why Swimming Is The Best (And The Worst) Sport

From Mindbodygreen

Swimming is a singular sport and form of exercise and recreation.  This tongue-in-cheek post from mindbodygreen exalts the postives of the sport of swimming, while also stating the obvious drawbacks that are associated with spending hours in chlorinated water.  We think that the positives outweigh the negatives, as swimming is a lifelong activity that can have huge benefits to one's mind, body and soul.  Click here to judge for yourself...

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